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the pope himself. The pope claimed that England had not paid him his proper tax for many years. " We need the money," declared Wyclif, " and surely a people has a right to self-preservation." The king and the clergy supported the bold patriot, and they were not at all annoyed while he preached against the sins of the monks ; but when he was not satisfied with calling for the purification of the church, and for better lives on the part of the clergy and the monks, but began to preach and write against transubstantiation and other doctrines, they were indignant. The authorities in England tried to arrest him, and the pope commanded that he be brought to Rome ; but still he sent his tracts over the length and breadth of the country. He wrote no more in Latin, but in simple, straightforward English that the plain people could understand. Such is the English of his translation of the Scriptures. The following is a specimen of its language :

Blessid be pore men in spirit : for the kyngdom of hevenes is herum. Blessid ben mylde men : for thei schulen weelde the erthe. Blessid ben thei that mournen : for thei schal be coumfortid. Blessid be thei that hungren and thirsten after rigtwisnesse : for thei schal be fulfillid. Blessid ben merciful men : for thei schal gete mercy. Blessid ben thei that ben of clene herte : for thei schulen se god : Blessid ben pesible men :for thei schuten be clepid goddis children. Blessid ben thei that suffren persecucioun for rightwisnesse: for the kyngdom of heavens is hern.

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