The Life of Wiclif

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J. & J. Harper, 1832 - Reformers - 395 pages
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Page 318 - did convey his ashes into Avon; Avon into Severn; Severn into the narrow seas; they into the main ocean. And thus the ashes of Wiclif are the emblem of his
Page 174 - to the princes and nobles of the realm, until they had chastised the excesses of the heresiarch, conformably to the Papal mandate, were smitten with such terror by the face of an obscure retainer of the princess, that you would have thought their horns were gone \ and that they had become as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
Page 220 - Apparently coeval with this, is another version of a similar description, comprising a large portion of Genesis and Exodus, but evidently the work of another hand, and composed in the Northern dialect of that age. In the same dialect is a rhymed version of the Psalms, which has been referred to the end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century. There
Page 240 - Then was the sacred Bible sought out from dusty corners: the schools were opened; divine and human learning raked out of the embers of forgotten tongues; princes and cities trooped apace to the newly erected banner of salvation; martyrs, .with the unresistible might of weakness, shook the powers of darkness, and scorned the fiery rage of the old Red Dragon
Page 230 - committed the Gospel to the clergy and doctors of the Church, that they might minister it to the laity, and weaker persons, according to the exigency of times, and the wants of men. But this Master John Wiclif translated it out of Latin into English, and,
Page 12 - let the Lord make speed, and hasten his work that we may see it, and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh that we may know it.
Page 217 - with the appeal to their private judgment; the new doctrines insensibly acquired partisans and protectors in the higher classes, who alone were acquainted with the use of letters; a spirit of enquiry was generated ; and the seeds were sown of that religious revolution which, in little more than a century, astonished and convulsed the nations of Europe '.
Page 210 - A good man there was of religion, He was a poor parson of a town, But rich he was of holy thought and work, He was a learned man, also a clerk, That Christ's Gospel truly would preach, His parishioners devoutly would he teach. Benign he was, and wondrous diligent, And in adversity full patient, And such a one he was proved oft sithes,
Page 392 - when you depart out of that house, or city, shake off the dust of your feet for a testimony against them.
Page 404 - whose judgments ye so highly disdain, I shall say here, of my part, both before God and man, that before I knew that despised doctrine of his, I never abstained from sin. But since I learned therein to fear my Lord God, it hath otherwise, I trust, been with me. So much grace could I never find in all your glorious instructions

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