Wickliffe and His Times

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American Sunday-School Union, 1841 - 197 pages

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Page 80 - ... all the day long. 13 As for me, I was like a deaf man, and heard not : and as one that is dumb, who doth not open his mouth. 14 I became even as a man that heareth not : and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
Page 151 - Therefore let no man glory in men ; for all things are yours, whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come ; all are yours, and ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's.
Page 138 - Yea, his dry bones to ashes are consumed And flung into the brook that travels near ; Forthwith, that ancient Voice which Streams can hear Thus speaks (that Voice which walks upon the wind, Though seldom heard by busy human kind) — " As thou these ashes, little Brook I wilt bear Into the Avon, Avon to the tide Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas.
Page 9 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Page 138 - The brook took them into the Avon, the Avon into the Severn, the Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean, — and thus the ashes of Wycliffe are the emblems of his doctrine, which is now dispersed all . the world over.
Page 102 - Gospel is made vulgar, and laid more open to the laity, and even to women who could read, than it used to be to the most learned of the clergy, and those of the best understanding. And so the Gospel jewel, or evangelical pearl, is thrown about and trodden under foot of swine.
Page 35 - God ; but hinder it as much as they may ; saying, if a child yield himself to meekness and poverty, and flee covetousness and pride, from a dread of sin, and to please God, — that he shall never become a man, never cost them a penny, and they curse him because he liveth well, and will teach other men the will of God to save their souls ! For by so doing, the child getteth many enemies to his elders, and they say that he slandereth all their noble kindred who were ever...
Page 137 - ... his body and bones, if they might be discerned and known from the bodies of other faithful people,* should be taken from the ground, and thrown far away from the burial of any church, according to the canon laws and decrees.
Page 102 - But this Master John Wycliffe translated it out of Latin into English, and thus laid it more open to the laity and to women who could read, than it had formerly been to the most learned of the clergy, even to those of them who had the best understanding.
Page 62 - Jesus commandeth, and gives himself to highness and pride, he makes the Łend his god, for he is king over all proud folk, as we read in the book of Job. And so the envious man or woman, have hatred and vengeance for their god. And the idle man hath sloth and slumber for his god. The covetous man and woman make worldly goods their god; for covetousness is the root of all evils, and serveth to idols, as to false gods, as St. Paul saith. Gluttonous and drunken folk make their belly their god, for the...

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