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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.


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.