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GILDAS On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain
page 75

368 THE WORKS OF G&DA8. wish to interpret in some historical or moral sense, as far as my meanness would allow. § 94. But for fear lest this our little work should be immeasurably tedious unto those who despise, loathe, and disdain, not so much our speeches as God's sayings, I have already alleged, and mean hereafter to affirm these sentences plainly without any circumstance. And to proceed, within a few words after : " For whoever shall break one of the least of these commandments, and so instruct men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven." And again: "Judge ye not that ye may not be judged; for in what judgment ye shall judge, ye shall be judged." And which one, I pray you, of your company will regard this same that followeth : " But why dost thou see," saith he, " the mote in thy brother's eye, and considerest not the beam in thine own eye ? or how dost thou say to thy brother, suffer me to cast the mote out of thine eye, and behold the beam remaineth still in thine own eye?" Or this which follows: "Do not give what is holy to dogs, neither yet shall ye cast your pearls before swine, lest perchance they tread them under their feet, and turn again and rend you," which hath often befallen you. And, admonishing the people, that they should not by deceitful doctors, such as ye, be seduced, he saith : " Keep yourselves carefully from false prophets, who come unto you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves : by their fruit shall ye know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ? So every good tree beareth good fruit, and the evil, evil fruit." And somewhat afterward : " Not every one who saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ; but whoso doeth the will of my Father that is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven." § 95. And what shall then become of you, who, as the prophet hath said, believe God only with your lips, and do not adhere to him with your hearts ? And how do ye fulfil that which followeth : " Behold I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves ?" Whereas you act quite contrariwise, and proceed as wolves against a flock of sheep : or the other following sentence : " Be ye wise as serpents and simple as doves?" since ye are only wise to bite others with your deadly mouths, and not, with the interposition of your whole

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