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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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English Writers. V.1, Pts. 1-2; 2, Pt.1, Volume 2

Henry Morley - 1867 - 492 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 Wiclifs death in 1384, Richard the Second had contest wtth issued...
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The Congregational Quarterly, Volume 12

Joseph Sylvester Clark, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham - Congregational churches - 1870 - 708 pages
...must have been very numerous, and read with great eagerness, for it was said by an enemy of Wickliffe, that a man could not meet two people on the road but one of them was a disciple of Wickliffe. " This John Wickliffe hath translated the Gospel into English, which Christ...
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Bible Lore

James Comper Gray - Bible - 1870 - 360 pages
...So rapidly did his doctrine spread after his death, 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 Wicliffe." It will be remembered that this translation, which was derived from the...
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The Sunday Magazine, Volume 7

1877 - 996 pages
...cast away the ashes. But that was because his doctrines had spread so fast that it was said, " You could not meet two people on the road but one of them was a disciple of John Wickliffe." Amid all the difficulties of writing at that day the copies made were...
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The Englishman's Bible: How He Got, and why He Keeps it

J. Boyes - Bible - 1879 - 204 pages
...all that could be done to oppose the truth, it spread so rapidly, that a Romish historian complains that 'a man could not meet two people on the road but one of them was a disciple of John de Wycliffe.' The fifteenth century was one of intense activity. The collapse of the...
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Hubert Ellerdale

W Oak Rhind - 1881 - 302 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 Wycliffe." He expresses regret that inadequate measures were taken to check the spreading...
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Christian positivism; or, A direct divine revelation a necessary correlative ...

George Blencowe (of Barnet.) - 1882 - 264 pages
...manuscript Bible was put in circulation, it was so generally known that one of his contemporaries says, 'that a man could not meet two people on the road but one of them was a disciple of Wickliffe. And the reason is, this Master John Wickliffe hath translated the Gospel out...
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Illustrations of Biblical Literature: Exhibiting the History and ..., Volume 2

James Townley - Bible - 1891 - 544 pages
...term, signifying to sing hymns to God; and increased so rapidly, that a contemporary writer affirms, "A man could not meet two people on the road, but one of them was a disciple of WICLIF."' The vehemence with which they declaimed against the vices of the clergy, and...
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Lives of the British reformers: from Wickliff to Fox

George Stokes - Religion - 1834 - 504 pages
...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 was a disciple of Wickliff." Knighton also says, " They so prevailed by their laborious urging of their doctrines,...
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Outline of the Philosophy of English Literature

Greenough White - English literature - 1895 - 296 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 Wyclif." The accession •of the House of Lancaster was inauspicious to their cause ; Henry...
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