I had not looked at it in that light," the Bishop said naively.
I know, I know," Bishop Morehouse interrupted with an agonized expression on his face.
I am afraid the Church was dumb," the Bishop confessed.
And now fair Ellen and Sir Stephen stood before the altar, and the Bishop himself came in his robes and opened his book, whereat fair Ellen looked up and about her in bitter despair, like the fawn that finds the hounds on her haunch.
The Prior of Emmet and those that belonged to him gathered together like a flock of frightened sheep when the scent of the wolf is nigh, while the Bishop of Hereford, laying aside his book, crossed himself devoutly.
Then the Bishop of Hereford spoke hastily, "I, too, have no business here, and so will depart.
The Duke, too, joined in, threatening at last to drag the Bishop out of the church by the hair of his head.
In those days it needed a bold man to use such words, and Wyclif was soon called upon to answer for his boldness before the Archbishop of Canterbury and all his bishops.
Then welcome, good minstrel," said the Bishop, "music pleases me right well, and if you can play up to your prattle, 'twill indeed grace your ceremony.
Have it as you will," said the Bishop, "but here comes the party now.
Bishop then came undesignedly sidling in the direction of the sideboard.
Surely the goods of this world, it occurred in an accidental way to Bishop to remark, could scarcely be directed into happier channels than when they accumulated under the magic touch of the wise and sagacious, who, while they knew the just value of riches (Bishop tried here to look as if he were rather poor himself), were aware of their importance, judiciously governed and rightly distributed, to the welfare of our brethren at large.
After my reverend lord bishop
," said the king to the man, "I shall hear you with pleasure, sir.
His merits, his learning, his quality of immediate vassal of the Bishop
of Paris, threw the doors of the church wide open to him.
Get my horse looked after; your master the bishop
has none like him in his stables.