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" ... clergy and laity, is rendered as it were the common jest of both ! The jewel of the church is turned into the sport of the people, and what was hitherto the principal gift of the clergy and divines, is made for ever common to the laity. "
The history of the life and sufferings of ... John Wicliffe - Page 37
by John Lewis - 1720 - 80 pages
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The History of the Life and Sufferings of the Reverend and Learned John ...

John Lewis - Reformation - 1720 - 405 pages
...it ufed to le to the moft learned of the Clergy, and thofe of them who had the beft Understanding : And fo the Gofpel Pearl is caft abroad and troden...Laity' Dr. Wicliffe accordingly aflures us that the Cler- wiekette gy then faid, it 10 ^erefp to fpcafee of tlje IjolP Scripture in Englifh, ana fo ttep...
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Sketches from nature: taken, and coloured, in a journey to Margate ...

George Keate - 1790
...and that which was before precious to both clergy, is rendered as it were the common jest of both. The jewel of the Church is turned into the sport of the people, and what was hitherto the principal gift of the clergy and divines is made for ever common...
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The History of the Church of Christ ...

Joseph Milner - Church history - 1803
...and that which ufed to be precious to both clergy and laity, is made, as it were, the common jefts of both ; and the jewel of the Church is turned into the fport of the laity." In our times, one cannot but be aftonimed, that the bifhops, after much confultation,...
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The History of the Church of Christ, Volume 4, Issue 1

Joseph Milner - Church history - 1809
...and that which used to be precious to both clergy and laity, is made, as it were, the common jests of both; and the jewel of the church is turned into the sport of the laity." In our times, one cannot but be astonished, that the bishops, after much consultation, should have...
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The History of the Life & Sufferings of the Reverend & Learned John Wiclif ...

John Lewis - 1820 - 389 pages
...and that which " used to be precious to both Clergy and laity, is made as " it were the common jest of both; and the jewel of the " Church is turned into...what was " before the chief talent of the Clergy and Doctors of the " Church, is made for ever common to the laity." This is confirmed by what is reported...
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The History of the Life and Sufferings of the Reverend and Learned John ...

John Lewis - 1820 - 389 pages
...and that which " used to be precious to both Clergy and laity, is made as " it were the common jest of both; and the jewel of the " Church is turned into...what was " before the chief talent of the Clergy and Doctors of the " Church, is made for ever common to the laity." This is confirmed by what is reported...
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A Short History of the Church of Christ: From the Close of the Sacred ...

John Fry - Church history - 1825 - 614 pages
...and that which used to be precious both to the clergy and laity, is made, as it were, the common jest of both ; and the jewel of the church is turned into the sport of the laity." Dr. Lingard, a Roman Catholic, ascribes the same importance to Wickliff's translation of the Scriptures....
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The Catholic claims rejected: an answer to the letters of 'An ..., Volume 5

Catholic claims - 1826
...and that which used to be " precious both to clergy and laity, is made, as it " were, the common jest of both, and the jewel of *' the church is turned into the sport of the laity." Dr. Doyle might have written this himself, as far as the doctrine is concerned : but, with all its...
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The Life and Opinions of John de Wycliffe: Illus. Principally from ..., Volume 2

Robert Vaughan - 1828
...which was be" fore precious to both clergy and laity, is rendered " as it were the common jest of both. The jewel " of the church is turned into the sport of the " people, and what was hitherto the principal gift " of the clergy and divines, is made for ever com"...
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The Harbingers of the Reformation: Or, A Biographical Sketch of Wickliffe ...

1829 - 179 pages
...swine, and that which used to be precious both to clergy and laity, is made as it were the common jests of both ; and the jewel of the church is turned into the sports of the laity." Unintimidated either by the clamours or the menaces of the clergy, WicklifFe...
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