The Concordance
 
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A Dialogue Concerning Heresies % A 6, 1/ 1
A Dialogue Concerning Heresies % A Dialogue of Sir Thomas 6, 3/ 1
from his friend by a trusty secret messenger with 6, 5/ 3
some men's heads that a certain person late abjured 6, 5/ 10
The author showeth that a miracle is not to 6, 6/ 33
it be done in a small matter and seemeth 6, 6/ 34
matter and seemeth upon a slight occasion. The Twelfth 6, 6/ 34
very hard to believe a man in a miracle 6, 7/ 3
believe a man in a miracle, upon his oath 6, 7/ 3
and very light in a shrewd tale to believe 6, 7/ 4
shrewd tale to believe a woman, on her word 6, 7/ 4
that miracles showed before a multitude may be feigned 6, 7/ 11
to God were in a misbelief and in a 6, 8/ 13
a misbelief and in a deadly error. And then 6, 8/ 13
faith with him for a special rule to construe 6, 9/ 26
written by God is a right rule to interpret 6, 10/ 4
and truer part, hath a sure and undoubtable refuge 6, 10/ 18
unto his church. And a cause why God will 6, 10/ 25
Which he proveth by a deduction partly depending upon 6, 11/ 1
take for it; but a secret unknown sort of 6, 12/ 10
in the reproving of a common law. And he 6, 14/ 20
were not reason in a detection of heresy to 6, 14/ 28
Chapter The messenger moveth a question if a man 6, 15/ 11
moveth a question if a man be sworn by 6, 15/ 11
man be sworn by a judge to say the 6, 15/ 11
truth of himself in a crime whereof he is 6, 15/ 12
would be proved; and a shameless folly to stand 6, 15/ 18
burned. And showeth for a sample certain words evil 6, 15/ 24
saith they have made a constitution provincial that no 6, 15/ 34
that we have by a priest, be he never 6, 16/ 6
by the messenger moved a doubt whether it were 6, 16/ 8
follies of himself which a man will well laugh 6, 17/ 29
to. And now like a man shameful and shameless 6, 18/ 5
showeth that it is a great token that the 6, 18/ 17
only destiny, he rehearseth a certain dispicion had with 6, 19/ 2
certain dispicion had with a heretic, detected to the 6, 19/ 2
heretic being learned and a preacher, made many shifts 6, 19/ 4
had in estimation, intend a further purpose than they 6, 19/ 30
the third. For whereas a right worshipful friend of 6, 21/ 7
sent once unto me a secret sure friend of 6, 21/ 8
labor done, bethinking myself a little while thereon, my 6, 21/ 17
the worst, as (if a man hap to be 6, 22/ 4
when I remembered what a shrewd sort of our 6, 22/ 18
be ready to give a reckoning and to show 6, 23/ 5
reckoning and to show a reasonable cause to every 6, 23/ 5
I stood half in a doubt whether it were 6, 23/ 13
manner and sort as a good man would not 6, 23/ 26
also letted to write a merry word in a 6, 23/ 27
a merry word in a right earnest work, of 6, 23/ 27
holy saints' works gather a good sort; yet in 6, 23/ 29
from his friend by a trusty secret messenger. With 6, 24/ 19
to you. Not without a thousand thanks for your 6, 24/ 26
out of London by a priest or two, whom 6, 25/ 19
well to be content, a very merry wit. He 6, 25/ 30
I know you for a ready and sure defender 6, 26/ 5
And they take for a great token that he 6, 28/ 10
lived well and was a good, honest, virtuous man 6, 28/ 12
liberal in almsdeeds, and a very goodly preacher, in 6, 28/ 15
over the sea, for a man of right good 6, 28/ 23
before this time by a constitution provincial prohibited any 6, 29/ 12
it were heresy for a Christian man to read 6, 29/ 16
make it seem that a man should be a 6, 30/ 3
a man should be a heretic if he may 6, 30/ 4
which manner of dealing a man, they say, might 6, 30/ 8
Saint Paul and find a fault in Saint John's 6, 30/ 9
where if they find a man faulty, let them 6, 30/ 16
needeth to call him a Lutheran? Though Luther were 6, 30/ 17
Lutheran? Though Luther were a devil, yet might a 6, 30/ 17
a devil, yet might a man percase say as 6, 30/ 18
that this name of a Lutheran serveth the clergy 6, 30/ 21
serveth the clergy for a common cloak of a 6, 30/ 22
a common cloak of a false crime, that where 6, 30/ 22
they make it seem) a confused heap of heresies 6, 30/ 26
seemed unto many men a sore thing and far 6, 31/ 7
of burning also if a few false witnesses shall 6, 31/ 12
heresies indeed, yet might a man, he thought, without 6, 33/ 4
doubt whether he were a heretic or no that 6, 33/ 5
said, learning enough for a Christian man, with which 6, 33/ 36
out and learned by a man's own labor. And 6, 34/ 14
although I now have a very good opinion of 6, 34/ 25
to me with such a message for that ye 6, 34/ 32
some men's heads, that a certain person late abjured 6, 35/ 14
down with me at a little table. And then 6, 35/ 24
doubteth to be many a right virtuous and godly 6, 36/ 15
living as innocent as a saint, yet if he 6, 36/ 19
as it best becometh a layman to do in 6, 37/ 33
plainly know it for a heresy, if a heresy 6, 37/ 35
for a heresy, if a heresy be a sect 6, 37/ 35
if a heresy be a sect and a side 6, 37/ 35
be a sect and a side way, taken by 6, 37/ 36
Gregory, with so many a godly cunning man, as 6, 38/ 23
study more diligence, being a heap to a handful 6, 38/ 26
being a heap to a handful, and, which most 6, 38/ 26
his blessed visage, as a token to remain in 6, 39/ 4
counterfeit and express in a table the lovely visage 6, 39/ 14
Saint Alban himself in a vision the image of 6, 39/ 19
is nothing else but a word which by writing 6, 39/ 33
reason can they despise a figure of him carved 6, 40/ 3
of God, there is a proper book and a 6, 40/ 8
a proper book and a very contemplative written in 6, 40/ 8
not much meddle. For a right good man may 6, 40/ 34
man may hap at a time, in a fervent 6, 40/ 35
at a time, in a fervent indiscreet, to say 6, 40/ 35
of the Emperor Theodosius, a man so devout unto 6, 41/ 15
I, "the man maketh a proper answer for the 6, 42/ 15
they could not get a promise of amendment, as 6, 43/ 1
to folly, were with a proud rigorous answer put 6, 43/ 4
in his realm, is a very poor proof. For 6, 43/ 8
and were all as a shadow of the law 6, 43/ 19
are now gone as a shadow. And our Savior 6, 43/ 30
not to their hearts a devilish device, which, under 6, 43/ 37
devilish device, which, under a cloak of special zeal 6, 43/ 37
with mouth also was a good way. The good 6, 44/ 8
those words for such a precise prohibition as should 6, 45/ 1
devils"? Were not this a wise reason well concluded 6, 45/ 15
of metal cast in a mold). And where it 6, 45/ 27
reason doth forbid that a man may do some 6, 45/ 33
in his saint. When a mean man, an ambassador 6, 46/ 3
man, an ambassador to a great king, hath much 6, 46/ 3
to the king? "When a man, at the receipt 6, 46/ 6
very thing itself that a man thinketh on. As 6, 46/ 18
if I tell you a tale of my good 6, 46/ 19
him, be brought in a right full remembrance of 6, 46/ 34
And now likewise as a book well made and 6, 47/ 3
the matter than doth a book made by a 6, 47/ 4
a book made by a rude man that cannot 6, 47/ 4
the thing than doth a thing rudely made, but 6, 47/ 7
but if it move a man for some other 6, 47/ 7
bitter Passion, as doth a blessed image of the 6, 47/ 17
to layman nor unto a learned. And this perceive 6, 47/ 17
devotion, but plainly for a malicious mind, to diminish 6, 47/ 21
that one man of a pride in himself hath 6, 48/ 2
this must needs be a devilish hatred, to hate 6, 48/ 5
an envy coming of a high devilish pride, and 6, 48/ 11
world, and have here a honorable remembrance, for that 6, 49/ 14
as God hath given a man. "What riches devised 6, 49/ 33
is, which wisheth in a sermon of his that 6, 50/ 18
folk. Is not this a high reason? As though 6, 50/ 26
through Christendom (albeit many a good Christian prince, and 6, 50/ 32
together, it would appear a poor portion in comparison 6, 50/ 34
will -- how small a portion ween we were 6, 51/ 3
to seek out here a halfpenny, or in his 6, 51/ 16
or in his country a brass penny whereof four 6, 51/ 17
penny whereof four make a farthing; such goodly causes 6, 51/ 17
token, and in manner a plain proof, that we 6, 52/ 21
not fail, instead of a penny now, then to 6, 53/ 30
now, then to receive a groat. And so should 6, 53/ 30
fruit of those offerings a right small part of 6, 53/ 34
very sure that many a holy bishop, and therewith 6, 54/ 30
takes the pilgrimages for a more earnest and a 6, 55/ 9
a more earnest and a far more godly thing 6, 55/ 9
of the truth of a great matter in contention 6, 55/ 15
on the ground, for a special belief that they 6, 55/ 23
mad but he knoweth a very coney from a 6, 56/ 12
a very coney from a coney carved and painted 6, 56/ 12
good Christian man hath a remembering of Christ's Passion 6, 56/ 19
conceiveth by devout meditation a form and fashion thereof 6, 56/ 20
nor the other, but a very faint feeling, since 6, 56/ 28
not heaven, be it a corporal thing or not 6, 57/ 6
be the place of a special manner and kind 6, 57/ 7
that as God is a spiritual substance, so looked 6, 58/ 14
as bind God to a place, which our Lord 6, 58/ 19
for avoiding of vainglory a man shall not stand 6, 58/ 24
and Saint Antony and a few such other like 6, 58/ 30
but all would within a while wear away clean 6, 59/ 1
in that place, as a place pleasant to God 6, 59/ 19
house shall be called a house of prayer). "Now 6, 59/ 26
if the one be a church as well as 6, 60/ 10
our Lord to show a miracle for the proof 6, 60/ 22
of many more than a thousand miracles, one time 6, 60/ 29
disease, was it not a sufficient proof that God 6, 60/ 32
in any place wrought a miracle, although he nothing 6, 61/ 5
that our Lord showeth a demonstration of his special 6, 61/ 13
one place it is a good token that he 6, 61/ 16
will agree to be a strong proof, if I 6, 62/ 1
of miracles make many a lie, we must not 6, 62/ 3
the truth in such a weighty matter; or if 6, 63/ 19
in the cradle, and a rich man's nurse bring 6, 64/ 2
to make her own a gentleman good cheap. And 6, 64/ 4
lieth which telleth them a tale for true that 6, 64/ 33
thereon. If there were a man of Inde that 6, 65/ 3
to his persuasion by a syllogism and reasoning, almost 6, 65/ 20
bottom against bottom -- a thing so strange, and 6, 66/ 15
and reason, that Lactantius, a man right wise and 6, 66/ 16
silver into dust with a very fair water. In 6, 66/ 30
say nay but that a man may be too 6, 66/ 35
belief too far. As a good fellow and friend 6, 67/ 1
make me believe for a truth a thing that 6, 67/ 3
believe for a truth a thing that could never 6, 67/ 3
first brought in what a force the fire hath 6, 67/ 4
and make it take a print. Which thing I 6, 67/ 10
that he had seen a piece of silver of 6, 67/ 12
in length less than a foot, drawn by man's 6, 67/ 13
merrily to make me a fool." "Well," said I 6, 67/ 25
the first piece not a foot long?" "Surely, sir 6, 68/ 3
in the maintenance of a lie as was the 6, 68/ 5
of late at London a bird that covered all 6, 68/ 7
help it forth with a proper side way; but 6, 68/ 12
no proper underpropper of a lie that would diminish 6, 68/ 13
the first and setting a louder lie thereto." "Well 6, 68/ 14
twenty should." "What if a hundred would," quoth I 6, 68/ 19
in this point believe a whole town, ye have 6, 68/ 25
might have brought you a great many good men 6, 68/ 28
provide me tomorrow peradventure a couple of witness, of 6, 68/ 30
go with me, provide a couple of witness of 6, 69/ 4
homely to tell you a merry tale by the 6, 69/ 15
tale by the way." "A merry tale," quoth I 6, 69/ 17
poor soul set in a pew, that the people 6, 69/ 25
Mass, ye lie not a whit." And so sir 6, 69/ 31
they will not lie a whit. "Howbeit sir, and 6, 69/ 32
that would tell me a miracle. For though this 6, 69/ 35
it, yet is it a thing that may be 6, 70/ 2
he that telleth me a miracle telleth me a 6, 70/ 3
a miracle telleth me a thing that cannot be 6, 70/ 3
in this, that of a miracle told you ye 6, 70/ 19
the thing reported for a miracle cannot be done 6, 70/ 23
rude people muse upon a clock that hath the 6, 71/ 3
of Rouncyvale there were a dead child restored again 6, 71/ 23
let another be that a bishop, in the building 6, 71/ 24
finding one beam cut a great deal too short 6, 71/ 25
for the third that a man was by miracle 6, 71/ 29
was by miracle in a paternoster-while, conveyed a mile 6, 71/ 30
in a paternoster-while, conveyed a mile off from one 6, 71/ 30
you that there is a God or not?" "Faith 6, 72/ 19
knowledge that there is a God. For albeit the 6, 72/ 27
gentiles worshipped among them a thousand false gods, yet 6, 72/ 28
in all men's heads a secret consent of nature 6, 72/ 29
for the philosophers, though a very few doubted, and 6, 72/ 31
reason that there was a God, either maker, or 6, 73/ 4
and teach us that a God there is." "Well 6, 73/ 18
you that there is a God, doth not reason 6, 73/ 20
you that there is a God, and that he 6, 73/ 30
to go forth in a certain order and course 6, 74/ 12
he would, and make a better by and by 6, 75/ 13
you that doth another a good turn which ye 6, 75/ 17
miracles do tell you a thing that cannot be 6, 75/ 20
I am christened, as a thing so commonly done 6, 76/ 7
say that there are a thousand that believe there 6, 76/ 20
And since ye be a Christian man and receive 6, 76/ 34
I need not believe a common fame of this 6, 77/ 16
them shall make me a sufficient proof of an 6, 77/ 23
trust their credence in a thing so incredible. And 6, 77/ 25
hear say they saw a miracle ere ye should 6, 78/ 2
seem to put still a difference between those miracles 6, 78/ 6
because they tell you a thing that reason and 6, 78/ 11
nature say not that a miracle is impossible, but 6, 78/ 15
image of the crucifix a dead man raised to 6, 78/ 22
in good faith, if a thing seemed me never 6, 78/ 28
because we speak of a man raised from death 6, 78/ 35
I came to Chelsea, a man and a woman 6, 79/ 2
Chelsea, a man and a woman which are yet 6, 79/ 2
after, except it happened a little before." "No force 6, 79/ 17
the year delivered of a fair boy, and forsooth 6, 79/ 24
passing the length of a foot. And I am 6, 79/ 25
quoth he, "this is a worthy miracle!" "In good 6, 79/ 29
this is as great a miracle as the raising 6, 79/ 32
as the raising of a dead man." "If it 6, 79/ 32
you, then have you a marvelous seeming, for I 6, 79/ 33
against the wind, keeping a common course to and 6, 80/ 7
that driveth him. If a man born blind had 6, 80/ 8
the first sight of a peacock's tail. And very 6, 80/ 12
of the reviving of a dead man, than of 6, 80/ 13
forth, and growing of a child unto the state 6, 80/ 14
unto the state of a man. No more marvelous 6, 80/ 15
No more marvelous is a cuckoo than a cock 6, 80/ 15
is a cuckoo than a cock, though the one 6, 80/ 15
much perished, than of a little seed to make 6, 80/ 20
gear new, and make a new soul thereto. Now 6, 80/ 21
that he had wist a man in a paternoster-while 6, 80/ 23
wist a man in a paternoster-while conveyed and carried 6, 80/ 23
paternoster-while conveyed and carried a mile off from one 6, 80/ 24
that he had seen a stone more than a 6, 80/ 25
a stone more than a man's weight carried more 6, 80/ 26
weight carried more than a mile in as little 6, 80/ 26
his sister drew out a piece of timber that 6, 81/ 1
they drew in length a piece of wood by 6, 81/ 4
when we see daily a great piece of silver 6, 81/ 5
The author showeth that a miracle is not to 6, 81/ 9
it be done in a small matter and seemeth 6, 81/ 10
matter and seemeth upon a slight occasion. "Now though 6, 81/ 10
God to show such a high miracle, since there 6, 81/ 13
have been without miracle a longer piece of timber 6, 81/ 14
his servants done many a great miracle in very 6, 81/ 22
show us so great a token of his mighty 6, 81/ 25
was his pleasure in a small matter to do 6, 82/ 1
small matter to do a great miracle for some 6, 82/ 2
very hard to believe a man in a miracle 6, 82/ 15
believe a man in a miracle upon his oath 6, 82/ 15
and very light in a shrewd tale to believe 6, 82/ 16
shrewd tale to believe a woman on her word 6, 82/ 16
to believe so strange a thing, methinketh that right 6, 82/ 20
would say they saw a great good thing done 6, 82/ 21
seemeth honest and telleth a good tale of God 6, 82/ 29
affirming upon their oath a miracle done upon themselves 6, 83/ 4
cause. And so never a miracle well proved." "Well 6, 83/ 13
report and tell that a frere of good fame 6, 83/ 21
hearing their confessions at a pardon, would have given 6, 83/ 22
given them all in a penance to let him 6, 83/ 22
the more easily conspire a false tale." "They be 6, 83/ 32
good enough for such a matter, the thing is 6, 83/ 33
likely of itself that a frere will be womanish 6, 83/ 34
may as easily do a good turn by miracle 6, 84/ 1
I, "see now what a good way ye be 6, 84/ 4
two simple women that a man will do naught 6, 84/ 6
take the pain of a long pilgrimage, ye will 6, 84/ 26
For I have such a fond fantasy of mine 6, 84/ 30
in earnest, where such a solemn, yearly miracle is 6, 85/ 1
world before so great a multitude, it is a 6, 85/ 3
a multitude, it is a great untowardness in a 6, 85/ 3
a great untowardness in a thing so highly touching 6, 85/ 3
he, "and found it a lie, then had I 6, 85/ 7
then had I walked a wise journey; and on 6, 85/ 8
have seen there such a thing myself, yet could 6, 85/ 9
quoth I. "That were a strange case." "Not very 6, 85/ 11
of miracles done before a multitude, a man may 6, 85/ 13
done before a multitude, a man may be deceived 6, 85/ 13
that miracles showed before a multitude may be feigned 6, 85/ 16
priest, to bring up a pilgrimage in his parish 6, 85/ 21
himself to come seek a saint in his church 6, 85/ 22
the bells rung for a miracle. And the fond 6, 85/ 24
my father tell of a beggar that in King 6, 86/ 2
about the town begging a five or six days 6, 86/ 4
Cologne, and indeed such a contention hath there been 6, 86/ 11
his sight again, and a miracle solemnly rung and 6, 86/ 15
Duke Humfrey of Gloucester, a great wise man and 6, 86/ 18
joy to see such a miracle, called the poor 6, 86/ 20
which would call him a good and a godly 6, 86/ 24
him a good and a godly man thereby, at 6, 86/ 24
remember me now what a work I have heard 6, 87/ 10
the prior brought privily a strange wench into the 6, 87/ 12
of the people with a host unconsecrated, and all 6, 87/ 17
looking upon, there was a device with a small 6, 87/ 17
was a device with a small hair that conveyed 6, 87/ 18
about took her for a very quick saint, and 6, 87/ 21
conculcavit me homo," with a great threat that and 6, 88/ 2
fared well and was a common harlot at Calyce 6, 88/ 4
harlot at Calyce many a fair day after, where 6, 88/ 5
might they well mistrust a beggar's word whom they 6, 88/ 24
might well think that a young she-saint was not 6, 88/ 26
be shrined quick in a monastery among a meinie 6, 88/ 27
in a monastery among a meinie of monks. And 6, 88/ 27
he did in Berna, a great city of Almaine 6, 88/ 32
that is told for a miracle, yet some there 6, 89/ 14
cannot if ye be a Christian man have any 6, 89/ 15
folk believe it, that a man may well with 6, 89/ 31
than once spoken of a difference between the miracles 6, 90/ 1
nowadays, except ye call a thousand year ago or 6, 90/ 8
pleasure by so many a thousand, and that in 6, 90/ 27
only nowadays but also a thousand year or fourteen 6, 90/ 28
other, why ye put a difference, we shall, as 6, 91/ 9
in the world hath a fair color of herself 6, 91/ 15
Walsingham in pilgrimage, where a good fellow's horse so 6, 91/ 23
behind, suddenly he spied a mare, and forth he 6, 91/ 27
horse, if I find a holy whoreson halt in 6, 92/ 5
and so set in a ring, that a right 6, 92/ 10
in a ring, that a right good jeweler will 6, 92/ 10
will take it for a diamond, yet will ye 6, 92/ 11
that our Lady was a Jew, first could not 6, 92/ 16
it: "And was she a Jew," quoth she, "so 6, 92/ 19
in the house of a right worshipful knight Sir 6, 93/ 5
one of his daughters, a very fair young gentlewoman 6, 93/ 7
might have missed with a long study, and finally 6, 93/ 20
cheeks, that it was a terrible sight to behold 6, 93/ 25
and professed religion in a very good and godly 6, 94/ 4
Sir," quoth he, "somewhat a little I touched it 6, 94/ 22
and made in manner a glance thereat. But loath 6, 94/ 23
to hit it with a full shot and a 6, 94/ 24
a full shot and a sharp, as I have 6, 94/ 24
that side and were a favorer of that faction 6, 94/ 29
of the butt by a bow. And therefore I 6, 95/ 5
verily as I began a little to touch in 6, 95/ 21
first, they take for a ground that the devil 6, 95/ 27
reason it is, where a wonderful work is wrought 6, 96/ 9
I hear say, devise a treble difference in worshipping 6, 97/ 27
the second, "hyperdulia," that a man doth to a 6, 97/ 31
a man doth to a more excellent creature, as 6, 97/ 31
name and opinion of a saint's relic, to some 6, 98/ 13
sometime, as Chaucer saith, a bone of some holy 6, 98/ 14
evil man haply for a good. And yet will 6, 98/ 19
nothing now of many a naughty pack, many a 6, 100/ 6
a naughty pack, many a fleck and his make 6, 100/ 6
And many that seem a honest housewife at home 6, 100/ 8
home hath help of a bawd to bring her 6, 100/ 8
once when I was a child the good Scottish 6, 100/ 10
I reckon surely for a saint if there be 6, 100/ 12
that our Lady was a virgin, and yet at 6, 100/ 13
pilgrimages be made many a foul meeting. And loud 6, 100/ 14
as though it were a corrupted advocate that would 6, 101/ 14
matter to dispute with a paynim that would make 6, 102/ 16
albeit I should have a clear matter in the 6, 102/ 18
must it needs be a long matter and much 6, 102/ 18
we should dispute with a Jew, less labor should 6, 102/ 23
not once put forth a finger." "Very well said 6, 104/ 5
they would not move a finger themselves. And yet 6, 104/ 29
to call us into a law of liberty. And 6, 105/ 8
yoke and put on a more easy. And to 6, 105/ 13
burden and lay on a lighter. Which he had 6, 105/ 14
would lade us with a fardel full of men's 6, 105/ 15
men's laws more than a cart can carry away 6, 105/ 15
watch and prayer than a few days appointed. Then 6, 105/ 31
every idle word? What a hard threat, after the 6, 105/ 32
the worldly count, for a small matter. Never was 6, 105/ 33
there almost so sore a word said unto the 6, 105/ 34
pleasure if they cast a fantasy to any that 6, 106/ 4
eye were enough for a fletcher, yet is he 6, 106/ 8
feel in our pain a pleasant taste of heaven 6, 106/ 22
temporal laws either, into a lewd liberty of slothful 6, 106/ 27
an easy yoke, but a pulling of the head 6, 106/ 28
Nor it were not a light burden, but all 6, 106/ 29
men do. And as a thing consonant and well 6, 106/ 32
how we be run a great way further than 6, 107/ 3
he, "for there is a good thing well touched 6, 107/ 6
vos" (I give you a new commandment, that you 6, 107/ 15
this to him as a promise of the faith 6, 107/ 20
that he had intended a church only of them 6, 109/ 5
virtues, since it is a thing of less labor 6, 109/ 33
still have among them a perpetual occasion of amendment 6, 110/ 15
to God, were in a misbelief and in a 6, 110/ 27
a misbelief and in a deadly error. And then 6, 110/ 27
not his church for a while, but to endure 6, 110/ 31
persuaded that there were a fourth person besides, equal 6, 111/ 23
that fellow believeth in a quarternity." "That is," quoth 6, 111/ 26
by him reputed as a diminishment and a withdrawing 6, 112/ 4
as a diminishment and a withdrawing of the honor 6, 112/ 4
were not this opinion a deadly pestilent error in 6, 112/ 7
error in us, and a plain lack of right 6, 112/ 7
his whole church into a wrong faith. And then 6, 112/ 29
he hath by many a visible miracle declared that 6, 112/ 34
would say or do a thing and cannot well 6, 113/ 12
For Christ left never a book behind him of 6, 114/ 32
named unto Pharaoh, as a name which from all 6, 115/ 8
writing there should never a jot be lost, of 6, 115/ 22
our blessed Lady was a perpetual virgin as well 6, 115/ 36
paynim judges were but a cold and bare alleging 6, 116/ 5
as good stead as a pair of spectacles should 6, 117/ 2
of spectacles should stand a blind frere." "That is 6, 117/ 2
wit whether Christ have a church in the world 6, 117/ 29
here himself, and peradventure a while after, and haply 6, 117/ 32
more. Can he have a church without faith?" "Nay 6, 118/ 9
For his church is a congregation of people gathered 6, 118/ 13
as we were agreed a little while before, there 6, 118/ 21
hap," quoth he, "were a poor having. For so 6, 118/ 33
And therefore, surely, for a true conclusion in such 6, 119/ 17
as men walk in a maze." "Ye have not 6, 120/ 15
though ye have half a check in this point 6, 120/ 17
yourself it is but a blind mate." "Let me 6, 120/ 27
to God or else a wrong and erroneous opinion 6, 121/ 7
out of hand, with a gloss of your own 6, 121/ 15
quoth he, "this is a blind mate indeed." "Surely 6, 121/ 22
and as plain to a Christian man, as any 6, 121/ 24
Euclid's geometry is to a reasonable man. For as 6, 121/ 25
thus once proudly persuaded a wrong way, they take 6, 123/ 21
and run forth like a headstrong horse that all 6, 123/ 22
pleasure, they turn many a man to ruin and 6, 123/ 26
malicious envy. And for a great virtue their ardent 6, 123/ 30
amended the matter with a heresy, boldly and stubbornly 6, 124/ 16
sword). Was not this a worshipful understanding, that because 6, 124/ 34
because Christ would make a division among infidels, from 6, 124/ 35
law was made at a general council, but also 6, 125/ 12
outward manner as meek a simple soul as a 6, 125/ 31
a simple soul as a man should have seen 6, 125/ 31
should have seen in a summer's day. And some 6, 125/ 31
to preach again. Such a scabbed itch of vainglory 6, 125/ 37
of study by which a man hath so great 6, 126/ 9
think other liberal science a gift of God also 6, 126/ 17
for the office of a preacher. Howbeit if any 6, 126/ 25
though he lie in a continual await upon every 6, 127/ 2
in the bringing of a man to the most 6, 127/ 5
bring it about that a good wit may abuse 6, 127/ 7
study thereof, to have a special regard to the 6, 127/ 10
wise shall he take a sure way, by which 6, 128/ 2
but first frame us a faith ourselves, and then 6, 129/ 8
thereto. This were indeed a good easy way for 6, 129/ 9
good easy way for a slothful mason that were 6, 129/ 10
workman to make him a square and a ruler 6, 129/ 11
him a square and a ruler of lead, that 6, 129/ 11
in scripture like worse a wise man than an 6, 129/ 19
thereon; but reason hath a pleasure to behold the 6, 129/ 33
rule of reason that a heavy body should move 6, 130/ 1
only that it is a secret property of the 6, 130/ 5
Yea," quoth he, "but a man's own eyes tell 6, 130/ 10
needs content him." "May a man then better trust 6, 130/ 12
whole again, and put a knife into his eye 6, 130/ 17
the worse, and turn a plum into a dog's 6, 130/ 18
turn a plum into a dog's turd in a 6, 130/ 18
a dog's turd in a boy's mouth." Now happened 6, 130/ 18
none haste yet for a little while." And so 6, 130/ 24
or said somewhat like a fool, as he was 6, 130/ 26
is not so proud a dame as ye take 6, 130/ 28
contented therewith. She seeth a fond fellow deceive her 6, 130/ 30
Lord was born of a virgin, how know you 6, 130/ 35
quoth he. "This is a strange question. Every man 6, 131/ 8
For he spoke like a good reasonable ass." "If 6, 131/ 14
take her, yet of a truth faith goeth never 6, 131/ 21
But likewise as if a maid be suffered to 6, 131/ 22
the judgment, and make a man among other things 6, 132/ 12
he. "Marry," quoth I, "a good mother wit. And 6, 132/ 16
opinion these Lutherans in a mad mind, that would 6, 132/ 17
faith with him for a special rule to construe 6, 132/ 31
us all ready, as a rule to learn the 6, 133/ 8
no wise convenient, but a thing, he said, much 6, 133/ 10
he, "I would have a Christian man's child begin 6, 133/ 17
of ours alone for a while. And let us 6, 134/ 1
consider if there were a good old idolater that 6, 134/ 2
all one to read a thing and learn a 6, 134/ 14
a thing and learn a thing. But now might 6, 134/ 15
them out all in a week?" "Nay," quoth he 6, 134/ 30
them out all on a day, let us leave 6, 134/ 33
let us leave him a little while in seeking 6, 134/ 33
with him, and by a collection and discourse of 6, 135/ 35
that, which neither was a naughty man nor unlearned 6, 136/ 20
words of Christ in a wrong sense. And would 6, 136/ 22
church) bring him to a bay therein, that he 6, 136/ 25
child only but also a well elderly man and 6, 136/ 26
in the beginning as a brief remembrance by the 6, 136/ 32
out in so short a thing and clearly declaring 6, 136/ 34
take with us for a rule of interpretation the 6, 137/ 22
written by God is a right rule to interpret 6, 137/ 32
likely, to fall into a false way than find 6, 138/ 6
than to give us a way to walk wherein 6, 138/ 8
in this point were a great occasion of a 6, 138/ 13
a great occasion of a long tale, in declaring 6, 138/ 13
wisdom, and showed such a wonderful temperance, that the 6, 138/ 15
For it is almost a common thing among men 6, 138/ 20
angry both, and like a woman to weep too 6, 140/ 3
so began to conceive a setting by himself with 6, 140/ 10
by disorder in such a blindness, that albeit some 6, 141/ 11
better, he gave them a great heap of the 6, 141/ 24
in writing he gave a warning also of Christ 6, 141/ 28
the world was in a more decay and ruin 6, 142/ 11
the house of Juda, a new covenant or testament 6, 142/ 17
converted and made many a good Christian man, and 6, 142/ 36
may be that many a secret mystery lieth yet 6, 146/ 14
of misbelief and of a false erroneous faith. As 6, 147/ 14
his great heresies, that a man is not bound 6, 148/ 37
ways he proclaimeth himself a conqueror, where besides all 6, 149/ 9
to be believed for a sure truth but if 6, 149/ 13
the truth, he were a lewd lorel that would 6, 149/ 15
our blessed Lady was a perpetual virgin, as well 6, 150/ 2
before. For it was a strange thing that she 6, 150/ 3
womb and bring forth a child, and thou shalt 6, 150/ 10
of speaking. By which a nun might say, "As 6, 150/ 14
in use. By which a woman saith of one 6, 150/ 17
should conceive and have a child, it must needs 6, 150/ 28
that she had then a full determined purpose of 6, 151/ 1
so full and fast a purpose of perpetual virginity 6, 151/ 5
of carnal generation to a ghostly regeneration in grace 6, 151/ 9
learning. "It is, as a good holy saint saith 6, 152/ 18
so marvelously tempered, that a mouse may wade therein 6, 152/ 18
guides, going on with a good purpose and a 6, 152/ 24
a good purpose and a lowly heart, using reason 6, 152/ 24
as Longius, and have a high heart and trust 6, 152/ 30
the Catholic faith as a rule of interpretation, but 6, 153/ 13
and truer part, hath a sure and undoubtable refuge 6, 153/ 30
would have made you a gloss, that his Father 6, 156/ 1
another against it, and a gloss as fast for 6, 156/ 14
as he may abuse a right wise and well-learned 6, 156/ 15
many days after many a thousand. Then if it 6, 156/ 17
the minds of many a more face of truth 6, 156/ 20
I, "have taken therein a good sure way. But 6, 156/ 26
put me now to a pinch, and I shall 6, 156/ 34
his master's Potiphar's wife, a great man with the 6, 157/ 3
King's Grace, "ye be a tall strong man on 6, 157/ 5
the one side, and a cunning doctor on the 6, 157/ 6
ye stood in such a doubt that ye could 6, 157/ 23
goodness in so great a peril not to leave 6, 157/ 28
might peradventure serve for a second." "A second," quoth 6, 157/ 33
serve for a second." "A second," quoth he; "then 6, 158/ 1
and then set up a staff between them both 6, 158/ 9
choice, if I have a firm faith in his 6, 158/ 18
in the choosing of a new to fulfill the 6, 158/ 23
put your hand into a blind bag full of 6, 158/ 30
I ween, reckon it a perilous choice to take 6, 158/ 31
this matter to such a man, and how my 6, 159/ 14
you out of such a great perplexity whereby ye 6, 159/ 22
an insoluble doubt in a matter of the faith 6, 159/ 24
God bid you do a thing by his own 6, 161/ 21
What if it were a certain known company of 6, 161/ 29
make any difference?" "Never a whit," quoth he. "Then 6, 161/ 31
unto his church. And a cause why God will 6, 162/ 15
first methinketh that were a very strange manner of 6, 162/ 19
but methinketh it were a strange bidding, as I 6, 163/ 32
quoth I, "so strange a thing to Saint Paul 6, 163/ 34
that," quoth I, "for a great doubt, and a 6, 164/ 7
a great doubt, and a thing very perplex, which 6, 164/ 7
by common determination at a general council, or by 6, 164/ 17
general council, or by a perfect persuasion and belief 6, 164/ 18
Christian people think it a damnable error to believe 6, 164/ 19
quoth I, "general where a man would not amend 6, 165/ 6
living," quoth I, "nothing a do with faith?" "How 6, 165/ 14
as if Luther late a frere and having now 6, 165/ 16
and having now wedded a nun, were commanded to 6, 165/ 16
under the name of a wife, and he would 6, 165/ 19
should be taken as a paynim or a publican 6, 165/ 28
as a paynim or a publican. Of which two 6, 165/ 28
misunderstanding of scripture) take a sure and infallible way 6, 166/ 1
Which he proveth by a deduction partly depending upon 6, 167/ 6
if they say me a thing whereof Christ or 6, 167/ 18
above Christ? Were that a good humility, to be 6, 167/ 20
fathers, if they make a gloss against the text 6, 167/ 23
quoth he, "they make a gloss to some texts 6, 168/ 21
quoth he, "this is a merry matter. They must 6, 168/ 31
not always four ganders." "A sweet matter," quoth he 6, 168/ 37
church if it set a gloss that will in 6, 169/ 7
all tell me that a thing were white which 6, 169/ 15
they or we believed a wrong article because they 6, 170/ 34
more, if we believed a thing whereof we believed 6, 171/ 1
right, but were in a damnable error." "That will 6, 171/ 24
to be by many a thousand miracle both in 6, 172/ 15
Christ intend to gather a flock and congregation of 6, 173/ 10
in the psalm, "Postula a me et dabo tibi 6, 173/ 14
have this knowledge for a while in the beginning 6, 173/ 26
continue?" Here he began a little to stagger. "Why 6, 173/ 28
church locked up in a close chest, and that 6, 175/ 11
scripture seeming to make a doubtous article of our 6, 175/ 29
for all that in a doubt, then after your 6, 175/ 33
one did once by a false shrew. He swore 6, 176/ 28
knew him for such a liar that he thought 6, 176/ 29
Christ was born of a virgin." "What else?" quoth 6, 179/ 21
Creed," quoth he, "is a thing by itself." "Yet 6, 179/ 27
let our Creed alone a while and go we 6, 179/ 33
Christ was born of a virgin?" "The Gospel of 6, 180/ 1
read," quoth I, "such a book. But how know 6, 180/ 6
if he should repute a book of stories to 6, 180/ 14
I, "the reason that a maid layeth for her 6, 180/ 23
be believed. And many a thing hath in the 6, 181/ 3
this must needs be a sure infallible ground that 6, 181/ 24
church. I might by a light person sometimes know 6, 181/ 36
light person sometimes know a much more substantial man 6, 181/ 36
if they varied in a tale and were contrary 6, 182/ 3
print in your heart a perceiving that the assistance 6, 182/ 28
suffer them to take a book of holy scripture 6, 183/ 9
his church to take a false devised book for 6, 183/ 14
the very sentence in a matter substantial of our 6, 183/ 17
much more. For in a false book mistaken for 6, 183/ 22
his church to mistake a book of scripture for 6, 183/ 33
suffer them to take a false sentence for true 6, 184/ 5
true, than to take a false book for scripture 6, 184/ 5
of the church is a right rule to carry 6, 184/ 23
believe the church telling a tale of their own 6, 184/ 30
if they tell you a tale which if it 6, 184/ 33
said that it were a disobedience to God, and 6, 185/ 6
that the church had a wrong belief and a 6, 188/ 9
a wrong belief and a damnable. Which, eftsoons, ye 6, 188/ 9
Marry," quoth he, "for a man that believed the 6, 189/ 11
in the beginning, and a good while after, the 6, 189/ 27
you the church with a wet finger." "They might 6, 190/ 7
quoth I, "peradventure show a shrewd sort within a 6, 190/ 8
a shrewd sort within a while, if they were 6, 190/ 9
were. And it was a plain renaying of Christ's 6, 190/ 32
of Christ also is a thing that always hath 6, 191/ 25
much to assign you a place and show you 6, 192/ 4
place and show you a company and congregation, which 6, 192/ 4
is, and peradventure in a good part of Germany 6, 192/ 6
then leap they like a flounder out of a 6, 192/ 8
a flounder out of a frying pan into the 6, 192/ 9
And if ye name a town, yet must ye 6, 192/ 19
church of Christ is a people of one faith 6, 193/ 31
hangeth on it in a manner and some little 6, 193/ 35
I am," saith he, "a very vine, and my 6, 194/ 8
and my Father is a gardener. I am the 6, 194/ 9
ad deum oportet credere" (A man cannot come to 6, 194/ 28
And therefore whoso professeth a false belief, let him 6, 194/ 30
in such wise in a manner thereof be they 6, 194/ 35
thereof be they as a dead hand is rather 6, 194/ 35
dead hand is rather a burden in the body 6, 194/ 35
have it seem, that a good man is not 6, 195/ 6
them all. And never a church had any church 6, 195/ 20
take for it, but a secret unknown sort of 6, 195/ 29
and be quite in a wrong way -- therefore 6, 196/ 23
up in the air a church all so spiritual 6, 196/ 26
not be divers times a sinner in his days 6, 197/ 2
in his days in a wrong belief and false 6, 197/ 4
that he shall be a member of the very 6, 197/ 8
be cast out being a stark heretic." "Yet," quoth 6, 197/ 10
he all that while a quick member of the 6, 197/ 11
good while he was a persecutor as when he 6, 197/ 19
apostle. And as verily a member of Christ's church 6, 197/ 19
in all the world a good many among them 6, 198/ 25
seemed to be, but a company ungathered that no 6, 199/ 3
This is," quoth I, "a reason that Luther maketh 6, 199/ 10
saith only that such a number of such folk 6, 199/ 22
have the very church a secret unknown, not company 6, 199/ 24
company and congregation, but a disparkled number of only 6, 199/ 25
the church, or else a faith and belief different 6, 199/ 28
let us forth on a little further. And supposing 6, 200/ 13
open idolaters and in a misbelief, and clearly deceived 6, 200/ 28
howbeit, there were yet a few good folk and 6, 200/ 30
could not understand without a reader. And then if 6, 201/ 7
then if they took a wrong reader of a 6, 201/ 8
a wrong reader of a wrong church, all were 6, 201/ 8
will rather swear on a book that they never 6, 201/ 21
of such churches have a false opinion that every 6, 201/ 35
that every man is a priest and every woman 6, 201/ 35
church, did he mean a secret church which no 6, 202/ 18
church of Christ is a church well known. And 6, 202/ 26
built upon so high a hill of that holy 6, 202/ 29
that is set on a hill). And he would 6, 202/ 32
and hide it under a bushel; for so would 6, 202/ 36
but he had kindled a fire which he would 6, 203/ 1
have it turned to a secret, unknown, single sort 6, 203/ 5
worshipful argument it is a world to see what 6, 203/ 24
more than marvel that a child of one week's 6, 203/ 29
by two gates, many a man hath gone into 6, 204/ 1
with truth. But if a man would grant him 6, 204/ 8
also that it is a very frantic argument. For 6, 204/ 17
church to be only a secret unknown sort of 6, 204/ 27
he would find out a better, he leaveth in 6, 204/ 30
all. And to such a fond and false end 6, 204/ 31
that will make it a number of only such 6, 204/ 32
in sin, then should a man peradventure be in 6, 204/ 34
our Savior said himself, a devil. "Did I not 6, 205/ 20
one of you is a devil?" And if there 6, 205/ 21
granted through Christendom and a conclusion very true, that 6, 206/ 18
place and grew to a greater than the stock 6, 207/ 3
foul deceived." "That were a very strange work," quoth 6, 208/ 15
preach well, is he a good man if he 6, 208/ 27
were superstition and not a part of very faith 6, 210/ 4
err in so great a point, nor, against the 6, 210/ 6
reputed, they reckon it a ground to think that 6, 211/ 4
whereof setteth them on a fire to study for 6, 211/ 10
of damnation -- had a cure and care of 6, 212/ 6
they stand tied to a post? But the wonder 6, 213/ 8
each of them two a mile asunder, and both 6, 213/ 17
quantities with so small a measure as is the 6, 213/ 19
as one doth in a book the thing that 6, 214/ 6
Nor that is not a making of them equal 6, 214/ 26
but that he died a good man. And so 6, 215/ 29
by prayer made unto a holy man late deceased 6, 215/ 31
trouble or sickness as a token of God's hatred 6, 216/ 2
For then is it a token of wrath and 6, 216/ 5
condition, "If thou be a saint, then pray for 6, 216/ 16
more than praying to a quick man, where I 6, 216/ 18
say, "If thou be a good man, pray for 6, 216/ 19
it would be but a business for you." "But 6, 216/ 25
he that prayeth for a martyr doth the martyr 6, 216/ 32
the taking up of a man's bones, and setting 6, 217/ 5
setting his carcass in a gay shrine, and then 6, 217/ 6
his bare scalp, make a man a saint? And 6, 217/ 7
scalp, make a man a saint? And yet are 6, 217/ 7
the shrine they show a body, which they say 6, 217/ 15
my mind as great a miracle as the greatest 6, 217/ 20
is it likely somewhere a bone worshipped for a 6, 217/ 21
a bone worshipped for a relic of some holy 6, 217/ 21
saint, that was peradventure a bone, as Chaucer saith 6, 217/ 22
in the canonization useth a means that may beguile 6, 217/ 31
ye might happen upon a dogleech for lack of 6, 218/ 15
For if there came a great many of the 6, 218/ 27
an inkling or else a plain warning that some 6, 219/ 2
any man worshipped for a saint is none, but 6, 219/ 17
let it stand for a sure ground, that all 6, 219/ 22
agreed between us for a thing nothing able to 6, 219/ 27
words, but it is a word run in many 6, 219/ 36
findeth the life of a man holy, and that 6, 220/ 22
many seen, so sure a common persuasion through the 6, 220/ 31
them to err in a thing so nearly touching 6, 221/ 3
an old image in a new tabernacle, the back 6, 222/ 7
and out there fell a pretty little door, at 6, 222/ 9
it was to me a marvel to behold the 6, 222/ 15
thereof, but I remember a little piece of wood 6, 222/ 17
seemed to cast in a plain and simple manner 6, 222/ 24
fully restore again many a glorious body, that they 6, 223/ 4
than if we worship a host in the Mass 6, 223/ 12
be thought, though such a thing might happen suddenly 6, 223/ 14
God will suffer such a thing to last and 6, 223/ 15
relics if it were a thing such as some 6, 224/ 19
that is to wit, a thing damnable, false, and 6, 224/ 20
the Bible mentioneth, raised a dead body to life 6, 225/ 9
by that he raised a dead body by the 6, 225/ 18
by the raising of a dead man with the 6, 225/ 22
their bodies, and in a manner the very soles 6, 225/ 29
office and assign him a craft such as pleaseth 6, 226/ 30
Saint Loy we make a horse-leech, and must let 6, 226/ 30
is too few at a forge, we set Saint 6, 227/ 1
our horses blood with a knife, because Saint Stephen 6, 227/ 2
Saint Apollonia we make a tooth-drawer, and may speak 6, 227/ 4
sickness because he had a sore. And with him 6, 227/ 6
only. And some for a sore breast. Saint Germaine 6, 227/ 8
mothers bring with them a white loaf and a 6, 227/ 10
a white loaf and a pot of good ale 6, 227/ 10
because she should provide a horse for an evil 6, 227/ 14
they reckon that for a peck of oats she 6, 227/ 18
And if it be a fair day then use 6, 227/ 25
window. Is not this a sweet service and a 6, 227/ 28
a sweet service and a worshipful worship? And this 6, 227/ 28
in Picardy, there is a fair abbey where Saint 6, 227/ 32
was monk. And upon a furlong of or two 6, 227/ 32
or two up in a wood is there a 6, 227/ 33
a wood is there a chapel in which that 6, 227/ 33
England. Now there was a young gentleman which had 6, 227/ 35
gentleman which had married a merchant's wife. And having 6, 227/ 36
merchant's wife. And having a little wanton money, which 6, 227/ 36
were not both of a bigness, but the one 6, 228/ 18
Then was there yet a monk standing at the 6, 228/ 19
manner, that gentleman had a servant that was a 6, 228/ 24
a servant that was a married man and yet 6, 228/ 25
married man and yet a merry fellow, and he 6, 228/ 25
rings and threads in a great anger and went 6, 228/ 31
not be left for a groat. As this gentleman 6, 228/ 33
the chapel, there came a good, sad woman to 6, 228/ 34
should she make it a wax candle which should 6, 229/ 4
counsel. But she like a good, faithful Christian woman 6, 229/ 8
and have found him a name also, calling him 6, 229/ 22
unto Christ, having therewith a mind that he were 6, 230/ 18
for the simplest, except a natural fool, I dare 6, 231/ 29
I dare hold you a wager she will tell 6, 231/ 30
she will tell you a difference between an image 6, 232/ 1
between an image of a horse and a horse 6, 232/ 1
of a horse and a horse indeed. And then 6, 232/ 2
of her pilgrimage by a common manner of speech 6, 232/ 3
in one so very a fool that God will 6, 232/ 20
since Saint Loy was a farrier, it is no 6, 232/ 35
because she beareth always a basket full." "Nay," quoth 6, 233/ 4
for your horse is a thing wherein, as well 6, 233/ 7
in our own bodies, a right good leech may 6, 233/ 8
and is to many a man a greater loss 6, 233/ 9
to many a man a greater loss than he 6, 233/ 9
pull him out of a pit. And therefore indeed 6, 233/ 24
any necessity set on a shoe upon Saint Loy's 6, 233/ 26
for the help of a poor man's horse. But 6, 233/ 27
would yourself think it a thing worthy and not 6, 233/ 29
no. Io graund fatige a credere in dio." ("Believe 6, 234/ 13
fashion to offer up a whole ox and distribute 6, 234/ 30
all the oats of a whole year's offerings will 6, 235/ 8
find three geese and a gander a week together 6, 235/ 9
geese and a gander a week together." "Well," quoth 6, 235/ 9
for the misuse of a good thing and for 6, 235/ 32
in the morning for a common custom. Will ye 6, 235/ 36
they take it for a time of liberty for 6, 236/ 12
trust they be not, a great people, they be 6, 236/ 30
they may meet with a good purse, and do 6, 236/ 36
Shall we therefore find a fault with every man's 6, 237/ 1
reason, although they were a great people that abused 6, 237/ 2
great people that abused a good thing. And whereas 6, 237/ 3
it, the people. For a few doting dames make 6, 237/ 11
would have it seem, a whole people indeed, yet 6, 237/ 13
indeed, yet were not a good thing to be 6, 237/ 13
we see not one a saint among them, nor 6, 238/ 11
that there is many a glorious saint in heaven 6, 238/ 15
and sufficient to strain a man to consent thereto 6, 239/ 1
knowledge and worship of a saint, and mistake for 6, 239/ 4
saint, and mistake for a saint one that were 6, 239/ 5
saint one that were a damnable wretch. For therein 6, 239/ 5
the people do worship a host unconsecrated, mistaking it 6, 239/ 7
error and fall in a false faith. And therewith 6, 239/ 14
to take one for a saint that were none 6, 239/ 16
that were none or a bone for a relic 6, 239/ 16
or a bone for a relic that were none 6, 239/ 16
none, yet were it a damnable error to worship 6, 239/ 17
devised by God for a knowledge of his true 6, 240/ 4
his true messengers, and a proof of their message 6, 240/ 4
is not so simple a sort of heretics but 6, 241/ 16
might feign fifteen in a forenoon. And then, as 6, 241/ 18
quoth he, "yet might a few mean witted men 6, 241/ 22
men devise and feign a thing of such a 6, 241/ 23
a thing of such a fashion that it would 6, 241/ 23
took Philostratus to make a book full of lies 6, 241/ 28
testified the truth of a false faith; and that 6, 242/ 25
the very church but a false sect of heretics 6, 242/ 31
then that sect not a false sect but the 6, 243/ 1
in one, it is a good token that the 6, 243/ 6
the church, it is a good proof that the 6, 243/ 10
in my mind lightly a more marvelous, than that 6, 243/ 15
color and face of a miracle; nor as false 6, 243/ 19
to do as feign a miracle for their part 6, 243/ 21
their confessed falsehood considered, a very clear proof that 6, 243/ 23
heresies; then were it a wondrous change, that whereas 6, 244/ 18
the right way in a bypath to hellward with 6, 244/ 33
endureth for so short a while. But if God 6, 245/ 6
in pilgrimages -- is a part, as by their 6, 245/ 19
friend came again in a morning, new come from 6, 247/ 10
said) no wisdom for a man against his adversary 6, 248/ 33
you answer me this a little. When you believe 6, 249/ 8
dealt with you like a courteous creditor. And since 6, 249/ 32
is, as he saith, a great advantage for him 6, 250/ 2
bring the answerer to a perilous point if he 6, 250/ 3
boy answered one Caius, a poet at Cambridge, then 6, 250/ 7
with the boy, being a young sophister, said that 6, 250/ 10
thou art too froward a boy for me." And 6, 250/ 26
happeth otherwise. For if a known liar tell you 6, 251/ 7
known liar tell you a known true tale, ye 6, 251/ 7
truth. But now if a known true man tell 6, 251/ 8
in God and had a true faith between Adam 6, 252/ 12
the truth and had a faith, but they followed 6, 252/ 23
long time that had a right faith?" "Yes," quoth 6, 253/ 7
given to his church) a natural wise man had 6, 253/ 25
in the scripture (for a man might, as haply 6, 254/ 10
and believe thereof never a whit) but it is 6, 254/ 12
we read, and after a little spark of our 6, 254/ 31
in one's eye for a flourish, yet who fight 6, 255/ 1
if it fall on a good buckler and not 6, 255/ 3
buckler and not on a naked man." "By my 6, 255/ 3
lose time therein, as a thing in effect fruitless 6, 255/ 26
it may be peradventure a fruitful example that no 6, 255/ 27
in my mind be a more meet example to 6, 256/ 1
tell the tale to a blind man; and may 6, 256/ 3
I have myself seen a letter written out of 6, 256/ 11
out of London by a priest reputed honest, howbeit 6, 256/ 12
saw it proved after, a plain pestilent heretic. In 6, 256/ 13
And yet is it a mad thing of them 6, 256/ 22
uphold his authority against a better time. And surely 6, 256/ 33
nothing else, but against a well and plainly proved 6, 257/ 7
For he was called a good man and a 6, 257/ 10
a good man and a very devout." "I will 6, 257/ 10
law, wherein he was a proctor and partly well-learned 6, 257/ 15
to fall into such a scrupulous holiness, that he 6, 257/ 17
And so framed himself a faith, framed himself a 6, 257/ 36
a faith, framed himself a conscience, framed himself a 6, 257/ 36
a conscience, framed himself a devotion wherein him list 6, 258/ 1
the people being at a bear-baiting, the church fell 6, 258/ 6
then were in it; a good fellow that after 6, 258/ 8
other side. There is a mean may serve between 6, 258/ 18
should bake it in a mean." "In a mean 6, 258/ 26
in a mean." "In a mean?" quoth she. "Marry 6, 258/ 26
it." And so in a pair of matins it 6, 258/ 27
is God as wayward a husband as ye spoke 6, 258/ 32
very few matins in a year." "In faith," quoth 6, 259/ 3
For as it is a vice and some fault 6, 259/ 8
diligent; so is it a much more fault to 6, 259/ 10
prayer, fell out of a high window down unto 6, 259/ 17
thereof, bring him into a contempt of all the 6, 259/ 27
and set him in a delight of liberty. Whereby 6, 259/ 28
in the reproving of a common law. And he 6, 259/ 36
for his defense, in a matter of peril if 6, 260/ 20
And is not this a wondrous case, that whereas 6, 261/ 3
case, that whereas in a matter of a little 6, 261/ 4
in a matter of a little money no law 6, 261/ 4
should in so great a matter, so highly touching 6, 261/ 6
the utter destruction of a man in body and 6, 261/ 7
body and goods, with a death the most painful 6, 261/ 7
devised, admit and receive a person infamed, and give 6, 261/ 8
and false fellows for a proof, they pursue the 6, 261/ 20
as ye say, that a man might sooner find 6, 261/ 27
For it is in a judge as it is 6, 261/ 34
as it is in a physician, to whom there 6, 261/ 34
be to the judges a sure and substantial shield 6, 262/ 8
of suspicion. For whereas a judge meddleth with a 6, 262/ 15
a judge meddleth with a matter present, and persons 6, 262/ 16
for the hatred of a heinous crime, the person 6, 262/ 28
fall in peril of a painful death by the 6, 262/ 29
taken for sufficient in a far slighter matter. Somewhat 6, 262/ 31
will not accept in a matter of money or 6, 262/ 36
which go about such a heinous deed as coming 6, 263/ 4
would bring them to a shameful death, do not 6, 263/ 5
use commonly to take a notary and honest witness 6, 263/ 6
men may do in a contract or covenant: but 6, 263/ 7
men at once in a wood, though all the 6, 263/ 15
but only to induce a credence or credulity in 6, 263/ 19
And albeit that percase a judge might be, in 6, 263/ 22
judge might be, in a contract made between two 6, 263/ 22
give credence in such a point to the one 6, 263/ 24
so to proceed in a civil cause, lest they 6, 263/ 27
that fashion were in a civil cause clean without 6, 263/ 30
were not reason, in a detection of heresy, to 6, 264/ 14
at his preaching than a person doth at his 6, 264/ 28
would grant. And many a witness was there to 6, 264/ 32
corruption, it were peradventure a thing not convenient, after 6, 265/ 4
not worth to change a law therefor. But now 6, 265/ 21
should happen, here were a great confusion. And how 6, 265/ 21
be punished." "It were a strange thing," quoth I 6, 265/ 28
law should in such a matter as this is 6, 265/ 28
false instruction of witness (a thing easy to be 6, 265/ 32
judge's mind to conceive a credence and an opinion 6, 267/ 14
an opinion, or rather a certain persuasion on the 6, 267/ 15
as he was indeed a very good man; yet 6, 267/ 21
had been as good a man as he, nor 6, 267/ 23
not such heresies in a place where they heard 6, 267/ 31
that were arraigned for a felony done at Salisbury 6, 267/ 35
accepting his denial with a corporal oath that he 6, 268/ 19
as it happed) with a honorable prelate at such 6, 268/ 26
more names than half a leaf can hold." "Where 6, 268/ 31
had in every diocese a diverse name. By reason 6, 268/ 36
He had also set a priest of his and 6, 269/ 24
priest of his and a secular servant of his 6, 269/ 24
which was after proved a very pernicious heretic." "But 6, 269/ 30
man was of such a poor spirit in Christ 6, 269/ 37
anymore upon pain of a relapse, and so with 6, 270/ 6
of pestilent heresies. And a sermon also worse than 6, 270/ 15
intent he made such a sermon ready and laid 6, 270/ 19
to him more rigor a great deal than there 6, 270/ 30
him abjure and bear a faggot?" "Yes," quoth I 6, 271/ 2
bear him hot on a fire at his feet 6, 271/ 4
his life to devise a form of abjuration whereof 6, 271/ 17
nor in so plain a case never would, were 6, 271/ 18
not done it of a sudden adventure, but of 6, 271/ 31
sudden adventure, but of a deliberate purpose, which except 6, 271/ 32
him in so great a matter to forget. And 6, 271/ 33
also deposed, that in a place where he preached 6, 271/ 34
should he falsely confess a fault in himself for 6, 272/ 14
That is," quoth I, "a strange thing to me 6, 273/ 22
possible though they were a thousand times as many 6, 273/ 28
to be granted at a school in argument than 6, 274/ 7
in argument than at a court in judgment. And 6, 274/ 7
drive me to seek a shift. And yet shall 6, 274/ 10
that Wilkin had laid a wager with Simkin, that 6, 274/ 11
with Simkin, that in a certain way named between 6, 274/ 12
had gone of late a horse or two, and 6, 274/ 13
men's feet also by a long way ten mile 6, 274/ 19
till they come at a water where as went 6, 274/ 20
were we fallen in a great question of the 6, 274/ 27
or whether he have a wise face or not 6, 274/ 29
that looketh as like a fool as a ewe 6, 274/ 30
like a fool as a ewe looketh like a 6, 274/ 30
a ewe looketh like a sheep. And in this 6, 274/ 30
the matter, make it a chequer-chamber case. Or saving 6, 274/ 33
we should find for a final end therein, if 6, 275/ 2
quoth he, "this were a wise invention." "Verily," quoth 6, 275/ 9
the wager were but a butterfly, I would never 6, 275/ 29
oath and swear upon a book that himself saw 6, 275/ 34
wager he had, like a false foolish knave, lost 6, 276/ 4
I. "I see well a man cannot have a 6, 277/ 15
a man cannot have a good opinion of you 6, 277/ 15
think verily it was a favorable fashion of abjuration 6, 279/ 11
should be from thenceforth a very good man. Where 6, 280/ 1
him to persevere in a proud perjury, we can 6, 280/ 2
well. And that were a sore slander to the 6, 280/ 4
preach well, so proud a hypocrite, and therewith so 6, 280/ 6
foolish, too, that for a false hope of his 6, 280/ 6
Chapter The messenger moveth a question: if a man 6, 280/ 15
moveth a question: if a man be sworn by 6, 280/ 15
man be sworn by a judge to say the 6, 280/ 16
truth of himself in a crime whereof he is 6, 280/ 16
would be proved, and a shameless folly to stand 6, 280/ 23
denying. But there cometh a thing in my mind 6, 280/ 29
well-learned men say, if a man were accused of 6, 280/ 33
man were accused of a fault that were true 6, 281/ 1
divitie multe" (Better is a good name than much 6, 281/ 12
that in this case a man may boldly deny 6, 281/ 15
quoth I, "it is a large and a long 6, 281/ 18
is a large and a long matter to speak 6, 281/ 18
hold this once for a sure and an infallible 6, 281/ 20
an infallible conclusion, that a man may never lawfully 6, 281/ 20
truth it is that a man's oath receiveth interpretation 6, 281/ 21
the words. As if a judge would swear me 6, 281/ 23
swear me generally in a court to make true 6, 281/ 24
intended. And therefore if a priest that had heard 6, 281/ 30
priest that had heard a man's confession were called 6, 281/ 30
confession were called before a judge and sworn for 6, 281/ 31
judge and sworn for a witness, he might boldly 6, 281/ 32
else if there were a tyrant that would compel 6, 282/ 1
should grow by such a precedent. For if I 6, 282/ 7
other mean but that a man should in his 6, 282/ 28
of the shame that a man taketh of his 6, 282/ 30
as I say, if a man had been all 6, 282/ 34
been all ill as a devil, and after repenting 6, 282/ 34
man the worse, but a great deal the better 6, 283/ 3
but that he is a glorious saint in heaven 6, 283/ 11
forswore him both. If a good man wax naught 6, 283/ 17
the other side, if a naughty man wax good 6, 283/ 19
heaven than upon almost a hundred good folk that 6, 283/ 22
Trust me truly, when a man hath done evil 6, 283/ 26
duly sworn, it is a worshipful shame and a 6, 283/ 27
a worshipful shame and a joyful sorrow to confess 6, 283/ 27
by any cautel, after a lawful oath given him 6, 284/ 3
to forswear himself in a matter of preaching that 6, 284/ 15
evil opinion and almost a despair of his amendment 6, 284/ 21
burnt. And showeth for a sample certain words evil 6, 284/ 26
Testament, calleth it by a wrong name, except they 6, 285/ 4
that it was clean a contrary thing." "That were 6, 285/ 8
For like as to a true silver groat a 6, 285/ 12
a true silver groat a false copper groat is 6, 285/ 12
quoth I, "were in a manner to rehearse you 6, 285/ 19
and falsely translated above a thousand texts by tale 6, 285/ 21
quoth he, "somewhat like a riddle." "This riddle," quoth 6, 285/ 30
considered) that he had a mischievous mind in the 6, 286/ 7
elder man is not a priest. And in our 6, 286/ 14
at all, but is a French word used in 6, 286/ 15
Latin tongue never signified a priest but only an 6, 286/ 18
than he would call a priest by the name 6, 286/ 23
by the name of a priest, he would seek 6, 286/ 24
priest, he would seek a new word, he neither 6, 286/ 24
the church be indeed a congregation, yet is not 6, 286/ 28
congregation the church, but a congregation of Christian people 6, 286/ 29
word is common to a company of Christian men 6, 286/ 33
of Christian men or a company of Turks? "Like 6, 286/ 33
which when he saw a young man kiss a 6, 287/ 6
a young man kiss a girl once in way 6, 287/ 6
He had," quoth I, "a good mind and did 6, 287/ 10
mind and did like a good man, that deemed 6, 287/ 10
her in bed with a poor frere." "Forsooth, ye 6, 287/ 15
frere." "Forsooth, ye be a wanton," quoth I. "But 6, 287/ 16
meant mischievously; scant such a good silly soul as 6, 287/ 35
every common love, but a good, virtuous, and well 6, 288/ 5
with Luther, it is a plain token that he 6, 288/ 16
Luther and him, is a thing well-known and plainly 6, 288/ 21
church were but such a congregation as they might 6, 289/ 10
occasion to say that a congregation of some such 6, 289/ 11
is nothing. And that a priest is nothing else 6, 289/ 15
is nothing else but a man chosen among the 6, 289/ 16
his place; and that a priest's office is nothing 6, 289/ 19
knowledge." "Penance" into "repentance." "A contrite heart" he changeth 6, 290/ 21
heart" he changeth into "a troubled heart." And many 6, 290/ 21
which point he teacheth a plain, pestilent heresy. And 6, 290/ 30
it saith, in Almaine; a foolish, railing book against 6, 291/ 9
friend, "the book is a shrewd gloss for the 6, 291/ 16
other. For it showed a cause for which it 6, 291/ 17
is very "mammona iniquitatis," a very treasury and wellspring 6, 291/ 25
he since put forth a worse also named The 6, 291/ 26
named The Obedience of a Christian Man, a book 6, 291/ 26
of a Christian Man, a book able to make 6, 291/ 27
book able to make a Christian man that would 6, 291/ 27
destroyed the Mass?" "Never a whit," quoth I, "more 6, 292/ 13
I showed your friend a book with the places 6, 292/ 27
I had by license a little before lent unto 6, 292/ 28
soon done to weave a new web of cloth 6, 293/ 6
up every hole in a net, so were it 6, 293/ 6
saith they have made a constitution provincial that no 6, 293/ 14
other, and as though a layman were no Christian 6, 293/ 25
defense of their doing a law of their own 6, 293/ 29
of their own making, a constitution provincial, whereby they 6, 293/ 29
heresy. And this is a law very provincial, for 6, 293/ 31
surely wheresoever there is a multitude it is not 6, 295/ 26
as Aesop saith in a fable, that every man 6, 296/ 1
that every man carrieth a double wallet on his 6, 296/ 1
call them pompous. If a lewd priest do a 6, 296/ 18
a lewd priest do a lewd deed, then we 6, 296/ 18
where they may find a dead dog in a 6, 296/ 24
a dead dog in a ditch, thereto they flee 6, 296/ 24
So where we see a good man and hear 6, 296/ 25
and hear or see a good thing, there we 6, 296/ 26
of evil communication. Let a good man preach, a 6, 296/ 28
a good man preach, a short tale shall serve 6, 296/ 29
good example. But let a lewd frere be taken 6, 296/ 30
frere be taken with a wench, we will jest 6, 296/ 31
they say that if a woman be fair, then 6, 297/ 3
she young, and if a priest be good, then 6, 297/ 4
yet have I seen a priest giving light to 6, 297/ 5
he, "it happed that a young priest very devoutly 6, 297/ 13
priest very devoutly in a procession bore a candle 6, 297/ 13
in a procession bore a candle before the cross 6, 297/ 14
cross for lying with a wench, and bore it 6, 297/ 14
that we take such a wretched pleasure in the 6, 297/ 21
for that he made a gaud and showed forth 6, 297/ 31
plainly the profit that a whole sinful city, or 6, 298/ 28
sinful city, or sometimes a whole region, taketh by 6, 298/ 29
by the prayer of a few godly men. And 6, 298/ 29
that we have by a priest, be he never 6, 299/ 3
by the messenger moved a doubt, whether it were 6, 299/ 5
author answereth. "And be a priest never so naught 6, 299/ 9
it were offered by a better man, though percase 6, 299/ 23
ourselves might attain by a Mass, than to see 6, 300/ 6
as if ye sent a present unto a prince 6, 300/ 9
sent a present unto a prince which were very 6, 300/ 9
send it by such a messenger; or else, though 6, 300/ 17
wise, whoso surely knoweth a priest to be naught 6, 300/ 19
more often offended with a displeasant messenger. And verily 6, 300/ 24
were very few in a great city; and in 6, 300/ 27
great city; and in a monastery of five hundred 6, 300/ 27
that the degree of a deacon was a great 6, 300/ 30
of a deacon was a great thing, and of 6, 300/ 30
means of so great a number of priests and 6, 301/ 1
spoke of, that if a priest be good then 6, 301/ 14
old. But this is a very surety that it 6, 301/ 15
whereof there is such a main multitude. The time 6, 301/ 17
the high office of a priest, not even when 6, 301/ 19
sort thereto with such a mad mind, that they 6, 301/ 23
would surely see such a way therein that we 6, 301/ 32
should not have such a rabble that every mean 6, 301/ 33
mean man must have a priest in his house 6, 301/ 33
And yet, meseemeth, surely a more honest service to 6, 302/ 2
service to wait on a horse than on a 6, 302/ 3
a horse than on a dog." "And yet I 6, 302/ 3
priesthood until he have a title of a sufficient 6, 302/ 11
have a title of a sufficient yearly living, either 6, 302/ 11
so many of them a begging?" "Marry," quoth I 6, 302/ 15
never have grant of a living that may serve 6, 302/ 17
and the priest goeth a begging for all his 6, 302/ 20
all his grant of a good living; and the 6, 302/ 20
else to serve in a secular man's house, which 6, 302/ 23
without collusion, sure of a living already." "Then might 6, 302/ 27
unius uxoris virum" (That a bishop must be a 6, 303/ 27
a bishop must be a man unreprovable and the 6, 303/ 28
after Luther, conclude for a plain matter that priests 6, 303/ 31
Is it not now a wonder with what spectacles 6, 304/ 1
the choice of priests a special respect to chastity 6, 304/ 21
mad to believe, that a priest must needs have 6, 304/ 28
priesthood but only such a man as never had 6, 304/ 32
so observed. Which is a plain proof that concerning 6, 304/ 36
after other, hath been a let and impediment against 6, 305/ 8
of long time been a let, though the one 6, 305/ 10
saith and meaneth that a priest may marry twice 6, 305/ 15
have. For by Tyndale, a priest must ever have 6, 305/ 16
this word "oportet," that a priest must have one 6, 305/ 19
place tell us that a priest is at liberty 6, 305/ 20
should mean not that a priest should have but 6, 305/ 31
he should mean that a priest must have one 6, 305/ 32
it indeed, and that a priest might have divers 6, 306/ 1
children were unmeet for a great cure; therefore, saith 6, 306/ 7
but such as hath a wife and children and 6, 306/ 8
is meet to bear a rule, as though we 6, 306/ 10
never had wife, govern a household better than many 6, 306/ 11
and good ruling of a wife be so special 6, 306/ 12
wife be so special a proof of a man 6, 306/ 12
special a proof of a man meet to be 6, 306/ 12
man meet to be a priest, as Tyndale taketh 6, 306/ 13
to make that man a priest that had many 6, 306/ 16
proof is it of a wise governor to rule 6, 306/ 18
of Saint Paul in a much like matter. Saint 6, 306/ 22
writeth to Timothy that a bishop must be the 6, 306/ 23
Paul should mean not a widow which had never 6, 306/ 34
than one husband, but a widow that had had 6, 307/ 1
should take in such a widow as never had 6, 307/ 3
where he said that a bishop must be a 6, 307/ 10
a bishop must be a good man and the 6, 307/ 10
he should mean that a bishop should have one 6, 307/ 18
though he had said, "A bishop must be a 6, 307/ 25
A bishop must be a good man and have 6, 307/ 25
For so were only a prohibition for any more 6, 307/ 26
and no commandment but a bare permission for one 6, 307/ 27
in Saint Paul's days, a layman had but one 6, 307/ 29
choose in but such a widow as hath had 6, 307/ 32
yet as several as a barber's chair, and never 6, 308/ 1
not any priest take a wife, or rather as 6, 308/ 15
him to be without a wife. For wives they 6, 308/ 16
be likely to take a fall. But I think 6, 308/ 19
But now what if a man would deny him 6, 308/ 24
him, though chastity be a great gift, that yet 6, 308/ 25
that yet it is a seldom gift? For though 6, 308/ 25
priest must needs have a wife. For this is 6, 309/ 4
every priest must take a wife." If we should 6, 309/ 6
perpetual chastity did commend a thing not commendable; or 6, 309/ 13
priest must needs have a wife, then were it 6, 309/ 14
not lawful to make a priest of that sort 6, 309/ 15
to bind them with a law that they shall 6, 309/ 19
reckon them. For though a wedded man taken there 6, 310/ 5
in the office of a priest, notwithstanding his marriage 6, 310/ 7
at large. For as a good fellow said once 6, 310/ 14
for the company of a woman, he said unto 6, 310/ 17
he had liefer lose a finger than lack a 6, 310/ 17
a finger than lack a woman. But he had 6, 310/ 18
whole hand than have a wife. So if the 6, 310/ 19
it seemeth me surely a very hard thing that 6, 310/ 26
the church should make a law to bind a 6, 310/ 27
a law to bind a man to chastity maugre 6, 310/ 27
truth," quoth he, "except a priest be a man 6, 310/ 31
except a priest be a man." "Ye mistake the 6, 310/ 31
received it after, had a good proof thereof, and 6, 311/ 15
that the church layeth a bond of chastity in 6, 311/ 23
quoth he, "that was a good sure way." "It 6, 312/ 8
to God and man a thing meet and convenient 6, 312/ 19
which was both born a virgin, and lived and 6, 312/ 22
and lived and died a virgin himself, and exhorted 6, 312/ 22
because they take not a priest but if he 6, 312/ 37
change, I would see a better author thereof than 6, 313/ 10
author thereof than such a heretic as Luther, and 6, 313/ 10
Luther, and Tyndale, and a better example than the 6, 313/ 11
breast. It would be a goodly brooch for us 6, 313/ 35
There is of truth a constitution that speaketh of 6, 314/ 21
took upon him of a malicious purpose to translate 6, 314/ 26
loss also of many a thousand lives. And as 6, 315/ 7
for these causes at a council held at Oxford 6, 315/ 27
need should require, by a provincial council, approved. And 6, 315/ 35
approved. And this is a law that so many 6, 315/ 35
that in so plain a matter men be so 6, 316/ 19
believe and tell forth a thing that may sound 6, 316/ 22
hatred that he sued a premunire against divers persons 6, 318/ 6
against divers persons for a suit taken about a 6, 318/ 7
a suit taken about a mortuary in the audience 6, 318/ 7
by the possession of a good English Bible. And 6, 318/ 9
and the body of a good man therewith. For 6, 318/ 12
have heard him called a very honest person and 6, 318/ 13
honest person and of a good substance." "Forsooth," quoth 6, 318/ 13
I think, well worth a thousand marks. And of 6, 318/ 14
great length, and by a long time every man 6, 318/ 28
and had been by a right honorable man informed 6, 319/ 1
was one had showed a friend of his that 6, 319/ 2
was not taken for a proof. For it was 6, 319/ 15
that had hanged themselves, a man that had been 6, 319/ 19
have heard also that a spiritual man and one 6, 319/ 26
the chancellor, and was a laborer for that part 6, 319/ 27
that he had told a temporal man and a 6, 319/ 28
a temporal man and a friend of his, that 6, 319/ 29
Saint Mary, that was a shrewd word. Howbeit indeed 6, 319/ 31
there present said unto a certain servant of his 6, 320/ 16
him that I had a neighbor that told me 6, 320/ 26
quoth he, "it is a woman; I would she 6, 321/ 9
lords," quoth he, "if a thing had been stolen 6, 321/ 17
Hunne, as who stole a horse." "Surely," said the 6, 321/ 19
they say it is a great way hence, and 6, 321/ 27
over little more than a month ago." "Now, forsooth 6, 321/ 28
this process came to a wise purpose; here was 6, 321/ 29
wise purpose; here was a great post well thwited 6, 321/ 30
post well thwited to a pudding prick. But I 6, 321/ 30
that I have occupied a great while under divers 6, 322/ 13
surely that ye have a sight by yourself." And 6, 322/ 23
his own eye whether a stone be right or 6, 322/ 26
in hanging than hath a hangman. And yet he 6, 323/ 1
ye seen," quoth one, "a hundred?" "Nay," quoth he 6, 323/ 12
Nay," quoth he, "not a hundred." "Have ye seen 6, 323/ 13
score and ten?" Thereat a little he studied as 6, 323/ 14
as one standing in a doubt, and that were 6, 323/ 15
your friend, "this was a mad fellow. Came the 6, 323/ 34
tale to as wise a point?" "Ye shall hear 6, 323/ 35
the spiritual man, was a good worshipful man; and 6, 324/ 1
the spiritual man was a man of worship also 6, 324/ 3
glad ye find me a true man. Will ye 6, 324/ 18
is one to you, a horse mill and a 6, 324/ 23
a horse mill and a mill horse, drink ere 6, 324/ 23
I would not for a good thing but I 6, 324/ 32
them. For here may a man see, that misunderstanding 6, 324/ 33
misunderstanding maketh misreporting. And a tale that fleeth through 6, 324/ 35
him as pilled as a coot, and sometimes as 6, 325/ 1
sometimes as bare as a bird's arse. But I 6, 325/ 1
Hunne's death, and was a great while in prison 6, 325/ 3
by friendship to get a pardon. But I beseech 6, 325/ 6
upon the telling of a tale, oftentimes happeth that 6, 325/ 10
were no wisdom in a matter of many suspicious 6, 325/ 21
where one may find a surer way. But I 6, 325/ 22
brought in this world a prince of more benign 6, 325/ 26
hath His Highness such a fervent affection to right 6, 325/ 30
men's causes, and such a tender zeal to the 6, 325/ 31
giving of pardon to a few willful murderers -- 6, 325/ 34
sure that in such a willful, purpensed, heinous, cruel 6, 326/ 3
into the bottom of a doubtful matter as ever 6, 326/ 9
have gotten in such a heinous murder any pardon 6, 326/ 11
thing, in so faithful a prince, is a clear 6, 326/ 22
faithful a prince, is a clear declaration that the 6, 326/ 22
indeed), though he were a fair dealer among his 6, 326/ 29
among his neighbors, yet a man high-minded and set 6, 326/ 30
on the glory of a victory which he hoped 6, 326/ 31
might peradventure join therewith a marvelous hope of that 6, 327/ 6
in the Lollard's Tower a man so sore suspected 6, 327/ 11
true that he was a heretic indeed and in 6, 327/ 17
city, condemned him for a heretic after his death 6, 327/ 23
quoth I, "to me a full proof. For I 6, 327/ 29
you the bishop was a very wise man, a 6, 327/ 30
a very wise man, a virtuous and a cunning 6, 327/ 30
man, a virtuous and a cunning." "By Saint Mary 6, 327/ 30
his body burned for a heretic, there was one 6, 328/ 3
was one in Essex, a carpenter that used to 6, 328/ 3
of the King's Grace, a great honorable estate of 6, 328/ 7
that his brother, being a clerk of a church 6, 328/ 10
being a clerk of a church, had taught both 6, 328/ 10
those heresies were of a height. Then he showed 6, 328/ 11
read, and especially in a place which he named 6, 328/ 13
to their readings in a chamber at midnight. And 6, 328/ 15
his body burned for a heretic." And thus there 6, 328/ 29
was, as he said, a scholar also of his 6, 329/ 9
detected unto us for a heretic and a scholar 6, 329/ 14
for a heretic and a scholar of his, came 6, 329/ 14
though Hunne were himself a heretic, yet might the 6, 329/ 33
reason is there why a good book should be 6, 330/ 1
make those books not a little to the matter 6, 330/ 7
he was denounced for a heretic, there lay his 6, 330/ 9
though the favorers of a sect of heretics be 6, 331/ 17
money together and make a purse among them for 6, 331/ 18
and then hang upon a doubtful trial whether the 6, 331/ 24
if the abuse of a good thing should cause 6, 332/ 14
reasons be not worth a fig. For they begin 6, 332/ 29
ours. Which they call a tongue vulgar and barbarous 6, 333/ 2
they shall find many a shrewd brain among us 6, 333/ 8
toothed but that within a while they shall see 6, 333/ 11
appetite of knowledge is a means to drive any 6, 333/ 21
it by themselves without a reader. For it is 6, 334/ 15
reader. For it is a thing that requireth good 6, 334/ 15
and long time, and a whole mind given greatly 6, 334/ 16
the people. For till a law be changed by 6, 334/ 31
set at naught waxeth a precedent for the remnant 6, 334/ 34
if Plato, so wise a man, so thought good 6, 335/ 3
more homely manner than a song of Robin Hood 6, 335/ 31
ignorance where we find a doubt and, therein leaning 6, 336/ 9
might bring us in a doubt and worry of 6, 336/ 11
called barbarous, is but a fantasy. For so is 6, 337/ 22
touching the difficulty which a translator findeth in expressing 6, 337/ 26
not in my mind a sufficient cause to exclude 6, 338/ 4
such abuse, and let a good thing go forth 6, 338/ 6
be first written in a vulgar tongue. For the 6, 338/ 10
not written but in a vulgar tongue such as 6, 338/ 11
some part. As though a lewd surgeon would cut 6, 339/ 15
gout, or cut off a man's head by the 6, 339/ 17
so hard but that a good virtuous man, or 6, 339/ 18
indeed, great wisdom for a preacher to use discretion 6, 339/ 25
preaching and to have a respect unto the qualities 6, 339/ 26
for the harm that a hundred heretics would fall 6, 340/ 21
if the man were a heretic that made it 6, 341/ 1
haply be thought not a thing meetly to be 6, 341/ 4
to set all on a flush at once, and 6, 341/ 5
me, there might such a moderation be taken therein 6, 341/ 7
sad, and virtuous, with a good monition and fatherly 6, 341/ 17
I, "that reckon I a thing of little force 6, 341/ 30
For neither were it a great matter for any 6, 341/ 31
in manner to give a groat or twain above 6, 341/ 31
the mean price for a book of so great 6, 341/ 32
glad to bestow about a thing that might do 6, 341/ 36
whole diocese so special a pleasure with such a 6, 341/ 36
a pleasure with such a spiritual profit." "By my 6, 341/ 37
own hands to read a little rudely when he 6, 342/ 13
as himself to keep a quodlibet and a pot 6, 342/ 14
keep a quodlibet and a pot parliament upon, I 6, 342/ 15
no wise man find a fault therein. Ye spoke 6, 342/ 16
in their houses, that a man could not hire 6, 342/ 23
man could not hire a Jew to sit down 6, 342/ 23
God forgive us, take a little regard to sit 6, 342/ 28
engender in the mind a negligence and contempt of 6, 342/ 31
ye said while ere, a medicine for him that 6, 343/ 11
since there is many a body sore soul-sick that 6, 343/ 13
in holy scripture is a whole feast of so 6, 343/ 14
folk often have such a corrupt tallage in their 6, 343/ 17
fail to find many a man to whom he 6, 343/ 24
for his sadness keep a knife to cut his 6, 344/ 12
we had after dinner a little paused, your friend 6, 345/ 7
appear, they think, by a line taken out in 6, 345/ 15
in the midst of a leaf, but by the 6, 345/ 16
which, men might impute a wrong blame, they say 6, 345/ 17
we were now in a wrong way, we might 6, 346/ 4
of heaven, but to a fond frere, to an 6, 346/ 13
an open incestuous lecher, a plain limb of the 6, 346/ 13
of the devil, and a manifest messenger of hell 6, 346/ 14
his not besprent with a few spots, but with 6, 347/ 19
were likely to infect a feeble soul as the 6, 347/ 23
as the savor of a sickness sore infecteth a 6, 347/ 23
a sickness sore infecteth a whole body. Nor the 6, 347/ 24
he not content that a devil's limb, as Luther 6, 347/ 28
counsel and giveth therewith a breath of his assistance 6, 347/ 36
for naught. And iwis a frere's living that weddeth 6, 349/ 2
frere's living that weddeth a nun, when his living 6, 349/ 3
the confessor, as is a priest." "Marry, sir," quoth 6, 349/ 22
see many confessors at a pardon, yet can I 6, 349/ 26
way, be confessed to a fair woman, I would 6, 349/ 28
I, "peradventure tell her a tale that ye would 6, 349/ 30
told some tales to a fair woman that they 6, 349/ 31
tell in confession to a foul frere, they would 6, 349/ 32
that is made unto a priest." "Possible it were 6, 349/ 35
same, that this is a very foolish falsehood, imagined 6, 350/ 7
false feigned lie for a ground thereupon to build 6, 350/ 17
your friend, "that is a thing I never heard 6, 350/ 31
of confession to be a thing instituted and devised 6, 351/ 3
thing were unto me a plain persuasion and a 6, 351/ 5
a plain persuasion and a full proof, which thing 6, 351/ 5
that in so common a custom of confession, oftener 6, 351/ 7
of them would kill a man for a less 6, 351/ 15
kill a man for a less: yet find we 6, 351/ 16
is very truth and a great thing in mine 6, 351/ 19
ears, there would be a sore change. For it 6, 351/ 21
Yes, yes," quoth I, "a woman can keep a 6, 351/ 23
a woman can keep a counsel well enough. For 6, 351/ 23
For though she tell a gossip, she telleth it 6, 351/ 25
your friend, "this was a much merry mad invention 6, 351/ 30
and Luther is in a manner as mad as 6, 351/ 31
yourself what fruit were a man likely to find 6, 352/ 10
-- he that taketh a confessor, he forceth not 6, 352/ 11
take to his confessor a fair woman, such as 6, 352/ 15
fair woman, such as a young man would have 6, 352/ 16
young man would have a lust to break his 6, 352/ 16
into an image or a candle by the man's 6, 353/ 4
too. "Item, that if a man be not able 6, 353/ 11
of him; he is a very gentleman, I warrant 6, 353/ 15
holy orders be but a feigned invention. "Item, that 6, 353/ 21
and Christian woman is a priest. "Item, that every 6, 353/ 22
of Christ." "This is a shameful saying, in good 6, 353/ 25
would be heads of a sect themselves (for that 6, 354/ 10
never till they lie a dying, as they be 6, 354/ 20
ere this condemned by a great council in Greece 6, 355/ 6
was indeed," quoth I, "a council once in Greece 6, 355/ 8
emperor, that then was a heretic there, which was 6, 355/ 9
they would call it, a general council, wherein they 6, 355/ 14
devil. And therefore, as a council of Lutherans assembling 6, 355/ 20
list, he could show a fair law incorporated in 6, 355/ 30
forth whereof he made a while somewhat strange, as 6, 356/ 3
somewhat strange, as of a thing kept for a 6, 356/ 3
a thing kept for a secret mystery. "But in 6, 356/ 3
conclusion he set forth a book of the decrees 6, 356/ 5
us in good faith a plain text, as methought 6, 356/ 6
Saint Gregory writeth unto a certain bishop that had 6, 356/ 8
followeth, for it is a law synodal, made in 6, 356/ 28
we may do to a creature, and Saint Gregory 6, 357/ 29
I took down off a shelf among my books 6, 358/ 11
Gracian had taken but a part of the epistle 6, 358/ 16
which is done with a mind that reputeth the 6, 359/ 2
done devoutly to kiss a book in which Christ's 6, 359/ 19
cast it in such a place as no sun 6, 360/ 6
and saith that if a priest live chaste, he 6, 360/ 17
he fell into such a heap of heresies." The 6, 360/ 28
understand that there was a pardon obtained in Saxony 6, 361/ 3
he fell into such a fury, that forthwith he 6, 361/ 10
took," quoth your friend, "a good wily way." "As 6, 361/ 35
lord the king, like a most faithful, virtuous, and 6, 362/ 4
should see better through a pair of evil spectacles 6, 362/ 18
of the Empire by a safe conduct. And there 6, 362/ 30
follies of himself, which a man will well laugh 6, 363/ 10
whoso readeth, shall have a great pleasure to see 6, 363/ 15
from himself, that in a line or twain he 6, 363/ 17
as it were with a Gloria Patri to the 6, 364/ 7
himself? For where should a man find so very 6, 364/ 13
man find so very a vainglorious fool that would 6, 364/ 13
of the Empire in a chiding manner said that 6, 364/ 22
therefore I should give a plain answer whether I 6, 364/ 27
under the visor of a strange herald, bloweth out 6, 364/ 31
his own so foolish a device, in the vain 6, 364/ 34
true, yet would almost a very natural fool have 6, 364/ 36
is, must needs have a shame." The Fifth Chapter 6, 365/ 3
deny purgatory, and within a while after, denieth it 6, 365/ 21
hath some man had a sleep of a fair 6, 365/ 25
had a sleep of a fair length. They will 6, 365/ 25
one penny given to a priest to pray for 6, 366/ 4
to the second of a lecherous lust to the 6, 366/ 12
to. And now, like a man shameful and shameless 6, 366/ 18
Wittenberg, singing in derision a dirge about the fire 6, 367/ 10
I care not for a hundred Cyprians, I care 6, 367/ 21
I care not for a thousand Jeromes, I care 6, 367/ 21
is," quoth your friend, "a wonder to me that 6, 368/ 6
the thing that had a good visage, though he 6, 368/ 11
hath not yet married a nun: so did Luther 6, 368/ 17
he that time intend a further mischief, which he 6, 368/ 21
that they be in a full freedom and liberty 6, 368/ 29
he said that of a special perfection it should 6, 368/ 32
of these ungracious heresies, a boisterous company of that 6, 369/ 16
abbot, and after against a bishop, wherewith the temporal 6, 369/ 18
part of Almaine to a right miserable servitude. Howbeit 6, 369/ 29
is it too piteous a sight to see the 6, 370/ 1
fashion of Christendom into a very tyrannous persecution, not 6, 370/ 4
continually the churches for a common siege. And that 6, 370/ 20
despiteful wise, that when a stranger of other places 6, 370/ 21
bound behind him, and a cord tied fast unto 6, 371/ 3
that some calling himself a gentleman in Almaine or 6, 371/ 19
and bind it to a broach and lay it 6, 371/ 27
begin to common of a price for the sparing 6, 371/ 28
the child, asking first a hundred ducats, then fifty 6, 371/ 29
it though God send a vengeance among you. What 6, 371/ 35
fail to prove himself a good scholar, and surely 6, 372/ 6
had in Rome exercised a while this fierce and 6, 372/ 8
sent soon after such a pestilence among them that 6, 372/ 15
to their evil deeds. A Christian man's evil living 6, 373/ 13
showeth that it is a great token that the 6, 374/ 7
the following of such a beastly sect. For albeit 6, 374/ 15
that the Mahometans, being a sensual and filthy sect 6, 374/ 16
living and openly professing a bestial manner of living 6, 374/ 27
marriage but also, being a frere, hath married a 6, 375/ 7
a frere, hath married a nun himself, and with 6, 375/ 7
also reckoned it for a wonderful monster, and a 6, 375/ 24
a wonderful monster, and a token of wrath and 6, 375/ 24
it not, then, now a wondrous case to see 6, 375/ 28
the whole world, as a thing taught by God 6, 375/ 33
not, I say, now a wondrous thing to see 6, 375/ 35
we should see now a lewd frere so bold 6, 376/ 5
so shameless to marry a nun and abide thereby 6, 376/ 6
be taken still for a Christian man, and over 6, 376/ 6
and over that, for a man meet to be 6, 376/ 7
be the beginner of a sect whom any honest 6, 376/ 7
and studied to devise a way whereby he might 6, 376/ 10
might he have found a more effectual openly to 6, 376/ 11
folk to see such a rabble spring up among 6, 376/ 13
to take so wrong a way, or else is 6, 376/ 23
else is it in a marvelous blindness, if we 6, 376/ 23
evil deeds but as a dead instrument, as a 6, 377/ 25
a dead instrument, as a man heweth with a 6, 377/ 25
a man heweth with a hatchet. And that God 6, 377/ 25
only destiny, he rehearseth a certain dispicion had with 6, 378/ 5
certain dispicion had with a heretic detected to the 6, 378/ 5
heretic being learned and a preacher, made many shifts 6, 378/ 7
against the putting of a proud trust in our 6, 380/ 24
under such words for a great secret mystery new 6, 381/ 2
then is it now a bare gloss for you 6, 381/ 18
faith alone doth justify a man, without any good 6, 381/ 23
every age. For whensoever a man that hath been 6, 381/ 24
man that hath been a sinner doth repent and 6, 381/ 24
in his mind with a full faith in the 6, 381/ 25
to be much like a shadow that the body 6, 382/ 4
it asked him whether a man must not, if 6, 382/ 6
have charity therewith and a purpose to do good 6, 382/ 7
had never so great a faith and never so 6, 382/ 14
and never so sure a belief in God's promises 6, 382/ 15
that he had said a man is never the 6, 382/ 18
that faith alone justifieth a man, when himself is 6, 382/ 22
justify, because that if a man had faith, it 6, 382/ 27
heat. And therefore, as a man may say, "The 6, 382/ 30
is enough to burn a tree," though he speak 6, 382/ 31
it by heat; and a man may say, "The 6, 382/ 32
the light, so may a man say that faith 6, 382/ 33
unto him that albeit a man might so speak 6, 383/ 4
an evil hope and a damnable. Now where ye 6, 383/ 14
he saith that if a man have so great 6, 383/ 30
he might have replied a little again to those 6, 383/ 36
from heaven and preach a contrary gospel to that 6, 384/ 4
come down and tell a false tale. But he 6, 384/ 9
said it only by a manner of speaking, which 6, 384/ 10
more vehement expressing of a matter, nothing meaning else 6, 384/ 12
from heaven to preach a false faith. And therefore 6, 384/ 21
come down and teach a false faith. But faith 6, 384/ 31
on poor people, or a very fervent faith, might 6, 385/ 7
which though he were a chosen servant and apostle 6, 385/ 14
that it may suffer a painful death, and yet 6, 385/ 31
which, Saint James for a final conclusion saith that 6, 386/ 16
hath no faith, because a dead faith is no 6, 386/ 24
is no faith, as a dead man is no 6, 386/ 24
Saint Paul meant that a widow living in delight 6, 386/ 28
not but that such a dead faith as he 6, 386/ 32
is unprofitable, is yet a very faith indeed, though 6, 386/ 34
therefore he resembleth such a faith in a man 6, 387/ 1
such a faith in a man unto the unprofitable 6, 387/ 1
faith that is in a devil. For he saith 6, 387/ 2
saith that where such a man is bold of 6, 387/ 3
the mind that without a man wrought good works 6, 387/ 6
good works, it was a good proof that he 6, 387/ 6
very faith indeed is a faith in the promises 6, 387/ 9
devils have peradventure not a belief but a certain 6, 387/ 22
not a belief but a certain and sure knowledge 6, 387/ 23
indeed, as ye say, a faith in the promises 6, 387/ 29
abuse the word of a malicious mind to deceive 6, 388/ 1
and have them in a reverent dread: now would 6, 388/ 8
believe that there is a God, and that there 6, 388/ 11
were nothing else but a sure trust and a 6, 388/ 15
a sure trust and a faithful hope that we 6, 388/ 15
they mean not of a dead faith that is 6, 389/ 1
and good works, but a very faith that is 6, 389/ 1
sufficeth? For it were a mad thing to say 6, 389/ 11
Luther saith, can damn a Christian man, save only 6, 389/ 19
no very faith, as a dead man is no 6, 389/ 26
yet there is never a text of them nor 6, 391/ 23
faith, they might take a false gloss and color 6, 392/ 4
them that doth alms, "A good measure shaken together 6, 392/ 35
well appeareth that be a man's faith never so 6, 393/ 13
works. But and if a man have faith, his 6, 393/ 17
Lutherans have but half a faith. For ye believe 6, 393/ 32
it would let many a man from sin, but 6, 393/ 34
would, if they had a sure and undoubted faith 6, 394/ 2
therefore it is but a tale to say that 6, 394/ 21
it. For this were a very vain doctrine, that 6, 394/ 26
all the righteousness of a man alone wrought of 6, 395/ 27
his grace to make a man keep his commandments 6, 396/ 5
grace, by your tale, a very void thing. Was 6, 396/ 17
have labored and striven a good strife, I have 6, 396/ 26
for what thing could a silly wretched creature do 6, 397/ 4
spoke, he never spoke a more frantic than in 6, 397/ 16
yet among men, by a price appointed and agreed 6, 397/ 28
whole sheep and many a pound weight of bread 6, 397/ 29
value, at so high a price as none is 6, 397/ 33
mortal men's mouths with a blast of wind. "Unto 6, 398/ 7
and taketh them well a worth, be they never 6, 398/ 31
all the works of a just man -- that 6, 399/ 6
say, quoth he, of a person by God predestinate 6, 399/ 6
fold, or rather like a false shepherd's dog, that 6, 399/ 17
sheep, and yet kill a lamb in a corner 6, 399/ 19
kill a lamb in a corner. Men speak of 6, 399/ 19
the people, they make a visage as though they 6, 399/ 23
heaven to teach them a new, better way, and 6, 399/ 24
adultery, nor lawfully be a manqueller, nor lawfully forswear 6, 400/ 28
cooperantur in bonum" (To a just man all things 6, 400/ 33
the sin in which a good man is by 6, 401/ 4
occasion to him of a greater good, or of 6, 401/ 6
of the avoiding of a greater sin. As the 6, 401/ 6
As the eschewing of a high spiritual pride, into 6, 401/ 7
doth damn so huge a number of people to 6, 402/ 21
done, he shall have a perpetual delight and pleasure 6, 403/ 9
be, indeed, out of a brute beast by the 6, 404/ 4
the tree, or as a stone falleth downward and 6, 404/ 6
when they will do a thing they do it 6, 404/ 11
sect was served in a good town in Almaine 6, 404/ 28
when he had robbed a man and was brought 6, 404/ 29
that he should find a stronger take it from 6, 405/ 27
ruffled and fallen in a wildness, how long would 6, 405/ 28
many men thought it a hard and an uncharitable 6, 406/ 10
all this time by a long space of many 6, 407/ 2
to God, go on, a God's name; and he 6, 407/ 29
among them also many a thousand that should be 6, 408/ 8
destroy the doers, were a plain enemy to Christ 6, 408/ 15
by heretics rising of a small beginning to a 6, 409/ 19
a small beginning to a high and unruly multitude 6, 409/ 20
which in England, as a good Catholic realm, it 6, 409/ 23
and increased that within a while, though himself was 6, 409/ 29
assembled themselves together in a field near unto London 6, 409/ 30
those heresies, made at a parliament very good and 6, 410/ 2
percase an angry and a cruel heart, by which 6, 410/ 10
question," quoth I, "whether a priest might for any 6, 411/ 5
pretended pity or of a feigned observance of the 6, 411/ 18
other heresies, hold for a plain conclusion that it 6, 411/ 22
come into Christendom with a great army and labor 6, 411/ 25
brought it in within a right narrow compass, and 6, 411/ 34
as them. It is a gentle holiness to abstain 6, 412/ 14
sect hath done, many a good religious house; spoiled 6, 412/ 17
maimed, and slain many a good virtuous man; robbed 6, 412/ 18
and pulled down many a goodly church of Christ 6, 412/ 19
where they lay for a proof that God were 6, 412/ 21
occasion that so good a haven was in so 6, 412/ 30
Mass, I would "twere a fair fish pole." "Why 6, 413/ 11
God, I knew it a good haven till that 6, 413/ 14
forbade Saint Peter, being a priest and, under himself 6, 414/ 4
temporal, but also of a great part perpetual, which 6, 414/ 14
doth this counsel bind a man that he shall 6, 414/ 32
defense of himself, of a private affection to himself 6, 415/ 14
to himself, but of a Christian charity for the 6, 415/ 15
they were handled in a contrary manner, and as 6, 416/ 9
Turk; even likewise, within a while, if we take 6, 416/ 21
clergy when there were a man found faulty therein 6, 417/ 8
after." "Surely," quoth I, "a certain rule that were 6, 417/ 19
one to call him a Lutheran or to call 6, 417/ 30
or to call him a heretic, those two words 6, 417/ 30
matters among. For many a man unlearned, when he 6, 418/ 15
cunning, and seeth such a man as he taketh 6, 418/ 16
lean unto, it is a very piteous thing. And 6, 418/ 31
rather fall thereto of a lewd lightness of their 6, 419/ 6
as ready to believe a purser, a glover, or 6, 419/ 8
to believe a purser, a glover, or a weaver 6, 419/ 8
purser, a glover, or a weaver that nothing can 6, 419/ 8
the best-learned doctor in a realm. Howbeit, be a 6, 419/ 10
a realm. Howbeit, be a man never so well-learned 6, 419/ 11
but now continued many a hundred year in the 6, 419/ 15
he giveth the scripture a wrong sentence, and thereby 6, 419/ 32
sentence, and thereby teacheth a wrong belief. And as 6, 419/ 33
that he teacheth us a wrong way, which we 6, 420/ 2
we may have also a great guess thereat, if 6, 420/ 5
teach us secretly as a privy mystery the doctrine 6, 420/ 6
Gospel of Matthew, "Attendite a falsis prophetis, qui veniunt 6, 421/ 21
death, that it were a frenzy if we would 6, 422/ 1
hath testified by many a miracle that their faith 6, 422/ 6
save his body for a while. For commonly soon 6, 422/ 16
had in estimation, intend a further purpose than they 6, 422/ 23
all heresies. For of a high mind to be 6, 423/ 5
many men so mad a mind and so frantic 6, 423/ 7
going over, taken for a man of sober and 6, 424/ 12
then his words with a better sense, and said 6, 424/ 15
dissembled himself to be a Lutheran or to bear 6, 424/ 17
profitable, though he set a lewd liberty therein, Tyndale 6, 424/ 35
if he be at a plain point with himself 6, 425/ 32
the beginning bore forth a fair face, and seemed 6, 426/ 18
unto the people peradventure a honest man, as some 6, 426/ 19
the beginning have married a nun, would not the 6, 426/ 25
if they be upheld a while, see them follow 6, 426/ 30
man into worse than a beast, and the goodness 6, 428/ 13
this good fruit would a few mischievous persons, some 6, 428/ 15
some for desire of a large liberty to an 6, 428/ 15
lewdness, and some of a high devilish pride, cloaked 6, 428/ 16
Ananias and Sapphira for a far smaller matter, that 6, 429/ 5
saying and keeping aside a portion of their own 6, 429/ 7
little doubt but, as a honorable prelate of this 6, 430/ 3
to grow to over-great a fire." "Forsooth," quoth your 6, 430/ 23
borne into his chamber a book of decrees, and 6, 431/ 1
holy doctors, and therewithal a work or twain of 6, 431/ 3
holy doctor, writing many a great miracle done at 6, 432/ 2
showeth himself driven to a narrow strait. For he 6, 432/ 17
upon their blind affections, a man may with as 6, 433/ 5
much fruit preach to a post as reason with 6, 433/ 6
not in this world a man more meet to 6, 433/ 15
now suddenly start up a new sect setting forth 6, 433/ 28
clearly proved by many a thousand miracle, so clearly 6, 434/ 2
on the other side a fond frere and his 6, 434/ 4
made, marry and take a wife, or any suffered 6, 434/ 12
his soul with such a sort as these be 6, 434/ 20
shepherd, and shall deliver a glorious kingdom to his 6, 435/ 18