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CHAPTER III
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(bribery), Holy Church, Conscience, Sir Work-wellwith-thine-hand, Sir Good-faith Go-well, Guile, and Reason. Reason's two horses are Advise-thee-before and Suffer-till-I-see-my-time. The liking for allegories came from the French, but the puzzling over hard questions of life and destiny was one of the characteristics of the early Teutons. Langland saw the trouble and wrong around him ; he saw the hard lives of the poor and the laws that oppressed them ; he saw just where the church failed to teach and to comfort them ; yet this fourteenth-century Puritan never thought of revolt. Some few changes in the laws, more earnestness and sincerity in the church, and above all, an effort on the part of each to " do best," -and the eager reformer believed that happiness would smile upon the world of England. In 1361, only one year before this poem first appeared, the Black Death had for the second time swept over the land. For the second time a great wave of hopeless sorrow and helplessness had overwhelmed the hearts of the people. Langland had put into words what was in everyone's thoughts. It is no wonder that his poem was read by thousands ; that men saw, more clearly than ever the evils of the times ; that they began to look about them for strength to bear their lives, for help to make them better,
John Wyelif, 1324?-1384. The strength and help were already on the way, for while additions were being made to Langland's poem, a learned priest named John Wyclif was translating the Bible into the language of the people. Wyclif was a very interesting man Until he was about forty, he was a quiet student and preacher. Suddenly he appeared in public as the opponent of

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