The English works of Wyclif hitherto unprinted.Edited by F. D. Matthew.
Wycliffe, John, d. 1384., Matthew, Frederic David, 1838-1918.

Capitulum 11m.

Also for gostly liȝt of good ensaumple & trewe techynge þei hilden out foul derkenesse of many synnys; for siþ god seiþ bi his prophete þat a prest is aungel of god, þat is a*. [Mal. ii. 7.] messager to telle goddis wille to þe peple, & þei leuen þis & tellen lesyngis & wrecchidnessis of synnys, þei ben angeles of sathanas transfigurid into*. [& to X.] angelis of liȝt; for þei han name of holynesse & of goddis trewe seruauntis & ben not so in dede. & siþ crist seiþ in þe gospel þat prestis owen to be*. [Matt. v. 13, 14.] salt of þe erþe & liȝt of þe world, þat is myrrour & ensaumple to make men bareyne fro synne & bi liȝt of trewe techynge brynge heþene men to cristene feiþ, hou ben þei not traitours to god [page 140] & procuratouris of sathanas whanne þei leuen þus gostly lif & trewe prechynge of the gospel & ȝeuen ensaumple of synne & boldnesse þer-inne?