KEY Commentary Side Textual Bibliographic Scriptural

in so moch that they which be most wontte to offer to images and to shewe them / be so colde in offerynge to the pore / that they wyll scace geue them the scrappes which must else be geuen dogges / or their old shone / iff they maye haue new bromes for them.


111/1—3 if . . . venged. Because Tyndale believes that salvation depends on absolute trust in Christ's merits, he excuses the temporary "frailte" (111/1) f the elect. Because More believes in the cooperation of divine grace and human action, he emphasizes "malycyous wyll" in sinners, cf. CWM 6/1.197/30.

To speake of pilgrimages / I saye / that a christen man / so that he leaue nothinge vndone at home that he is bounde to doo / is fre to goo whother he will / only aftir the doctrine of the lorde / whose seruaunte he is and not his awne. If he goo and viset the pore / the secke and the presoner / it is well done and a worke that god commaundeth . If he goo to this or that place / to heare a sermon or because his mynd is not quiet at home / or if because his hert is to moch occupied on his worldly businesses bi the reasons of occasions at home / he gett him in to a moare quiett and styll place / where his minde is moare abstracte and pulled from worldly thoughtes it is well done. And in all these places if what soeuer it be / whether liuely preachynge / ceremonie / relique or image stere vpp his herte to god and preach the worde of god and the ensample of oure sauioure Iesus moare in one place then in a nother / that he thither goo / I am content. And yet he bydeth a lorde and the thynges serue him and he not them / Now whether his entent be so or no / his dedes wil testifie / as his vertuouse gouernynge of his housse and louynge demeanoure to warde his neyghboures: yee and gods worde wilbe all waye in his hert and in his mouth & he euery daye perfecter then other.

111/4 yer . . . Christ. Cf. Eph. 1.4.

111/5 He . . . enimies. Cf. Rom. 5.8.

111/12–13 flesh . . . not. Cf. Rom. 7.19.

111/20–22 when . . . better. Cf. Acts 9.1–18, Gal. 1.13–16.