The english works of John Wyclif

 
9781236405593: The english works of John Wyclif

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...it1 out of londe wolen meyntene men in synne of leccherie & obère fro jeer to jeer for a pencion bi jere, & clepen bis holy sin-renu. correction; & Jrei ben wode if ony lord or o)we myjtty man lette hem of bis correction, be whiche is roberie & extorsion. In confessouris regneb moche gile for bei conforten & Confessorsflatter sorselrishreaÉons nonschen grete men of bis world in here synnys for to gete a bénéfice, worldly wynnynge or frendischipe or lustis of2 here stynkynge bely, & vnder colour of holynesse leden men to be jatis of helle & sellen soulis to sathanas for drit of worldly goodis & wombe ioie for a while; for jei doren not telle hem J»e sobe & gretnesse of here foule synnys & horiblite of peynes of helle, & forsake here companye whanne ei wolen dwelle stille in here synne, leste bei lèse worldly' worschipe & lustis bat bei seken more ban to saue cristene soulis. In men of lawe regneb moche gile, for bei meyntenen Deceitfuincss of 4 falsnes for wynnynge & maken lordis to 4 meyntene wrongis & don wrongis whanne lordis hopen to do rijt & pleBe god, & bi here coueitise & falsenesse Jei pwrchasen londis & rentis ynowe and don many extorsions & beren don e rijt bobe of pore & riche, & jit Jei maken it so5 holy in signes outward, 1 omitted X. omitted X. 3 omitted X. »-omitted X. 8 omitted X as jif Jei weren angelis of heuene, to colour here falsenesse Merchanuchcat, & blynde Je peple Jírby. In marchauntis règne); gile in fui grete plente, for Jei sweren falsly be aile grete membris of crist & bi aile myjtty god in trinyte Jat here chaffere cost so moche & is so trewe & profitable, to bigile Je peple & to t...

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