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" The number of those who believed in Wickliff's doctrine very much increased, and were multiplied like suckers growing from the root of a tree. They every where filled the kingdom; so that a man could scarcely meet two people on the road but one of them... "
The history of the life and sufferings of ... John Wicliffe - Page 143
by John Lewis - 1720 - 80 pages
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies...

1845 - 364 pages
...that " his followers so increased that they everywhere filled the compass of the kingdom ; insomuch that a man could not meet two people on the road, but one of them was a disciple of Wiclif." This, he affirms, arose from " the respect they always pretended for what they...
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A Retrospect of the Religious Life of England, Or, The Church, Puritanism ...

John James Tayler - England - 1845 - 616 pages
...the new opinions had made such progress, that, according to the same authority, a man could scarce meet two people on the road, but one of them was a Wycliffite.b In the reign of Richard II. the Lollards submitted to • Eccles. Hist. I. 579. " Collier,...
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The Book and Its Story: A Narrative for the Young on the ..., Issues 1-3

L. N. R. - Bible - 1854 - 522 pages
...and after'his death, his doctrines spread so fast, that a writer of that day has angrily recorded, that a man could not meet two people on the road, but one of them was a disciple of John Wiclif ; yet these poor followers, in that age of manuscript, could perhaps only copy...
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The Book and its story, by L.N.R.

Ellen Henrietta Ranyard - 1854 - 522 pages
...and after his death, his doctrines spread so fast, that a writer of that day has angrily recorded, that a man could not meet two people on the road, but one of them was a disciple of John Wiclif ; yet these poor followers, in that age of manuscript, could perhaps only copy...
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A Series of Brief Historical Sketches of the Church of England, and of the ...

Moses S. Royce - 1859 - 214 pages
...growing from the root of a tree. They everywhere filled the kingdom ; so that a man could scarcely meet two people on the road, but one of them was a disciple of Wickliffe. They so prevailed by their laborious urging of their doctrines, that they gained...
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Times of refreshing to the Church of Christ, sketches of Church history

Robert Meek - Church history - 1860 - 442 pages
...multiplied like suckers from the root of a tree, and everywhere filled the compass of the kingdom, insomuch that a man could not meet two people on the road but one of them was a disciple of Wyckliffe." His followers, to whom the name of Lollards was given as a term of reproach,...
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Men who have made themselves [by J. McGilchrist].

John McGilchrist - 1860 - 406 pages
...the time of his death, " His adherents every where filled the kingdom ; so that a man could scarcely meet two people on the road, but one of them was a disciple of Wycliffe." On the 29th December, 1384, he stood in the chancel of his church, conducting...
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The Pathfinder, a journal of independent religious reform ..., Volume 5

Philip William Perfitt - 1861 - 436 pages
...their aid the followers of Wycliffe became so numerous, that, as a contemporary historian states, " a " man could not meet two people on the road but one of them was a Lol" lard." In fact, the disciples of Wycliffe continually increased in numbers from this time forth....
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Pearls from the golden streams, ed. by W. Hawkins

William Hawkins - 1861 - 700 pages
...errors of the Romish Church. So many embraced Wicklifi'e's opinions, that an historian writes — " A man could not meet two people on the road, but one of them was a disciple of Wickliffe." Stringent laws were passed against the Lollards. They were examined on the...
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English Writers, Volume 2, Part 1

Henry Morley - 1867 - 488 pages
...multiplied like suckers from the root of a tree, and everywhere filled the compass of the kingdom, insomuch that a man could not meet two people on the road, but one of them was a disciple of Wiclif."2 Soon after WicliPs death in l'3S4, Richard the Second had contest with issued...
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