Lives of English Popular Leaders in the Middle Ages: Tyler, Ball, and Oldcastle

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Page 199 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Page 281 - It is no pamper'd glutton we present, Nor aged counsellor to youthful sin But one, whose virtue shone above the rest, A valiant martyr, and a virtuous peer...
Page 157 - Yorke, and now of Colchestre, greteth welle Johan Nameles, and Johan the Mullere, and Johan Cartere, and biddeth hem that thei ware of gyle in borugh, and stondeth togiddir in Goddis name, and biddeth Peres...
Page 168 - The Earl of Salisbury then replied for the king, and said, "Gentlemen, you are not properly dressed, nor in a fit condition for the king to talk with you." Nothing more was said ; for the king was desired to return to the Tower of London, from whence he had set out. When the people saw...
Page 135 - The king to all earls, barons, knights, and freeholders of the county of Sussex, greeting. We pray you, for the love of us, to assist us now in carrying our timber to Lewes, resting assured that we ask this not as a right, but as a favour...
Page 249 - ... he was slowly roasted to death in December, 1417. A pious nobleman, like the late Lord Shaftesbury, for instance, was not popular at that time, if we may believe a few lines from " Wright's Political Songs from Edward II. to Henry VI.
Page 168 - ... the king was advised by his barons not to land, but to have his barge rowed up and down the river. " What do ye wish for? " demanded the king; " I am come hither to hear what you have to say." Those near him cried out with one voice: " We wish thee to land, when we will remonstrate with thee, and tell thee more at our ease what our wants are.
Page 264 - ... or else to bury them fair in the ground as ye do other aged people, which are God's images. " It is a wonderful thing, that saints now being dead should become so covetous and needy, and thereupon so bitterly beg, which all their lifetime hated all covetousness and begging. But this I...
Page 118 - Freres and faitours Han founde swiche questions, To plese with proude men, Syn the pestilence tyme ; And prechen at seint Poules For pure envye of clerkes ; That folk is noght...

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