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References in classic literature ?
"The Church does not condone it," the Bishop objected.
"I had not looked at it in that light," the Bishop said naively.
Said the Bishop to himself, while he looked grimly at Robin, "When this wedding is gone by I will have this fellow well whipped for his saucy tongue and bold speech."
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.
In one the University of Oxford was ordered to imprison him; in others Wyclif was ordered to appear before the Pope; in still another the English bishops were ordered to arrest him and try him themselves.
At length, however, Wyclif was once more brought before a court of bishops in London.
The Bishop had hurriedly donned his gown and now stood ready to meet the couple at the chancel.
"Now strike up your music, fellow!" ordered the Bishop.
Mr Merdle with humility expressed his conviction that Bishop couldn't mean him, and with inconsistency expressed his high gratification in Bishop's good opinion.
Bishop then--jauntily stepping out a little with his well-shaped right leg, as though he said to Mr Merdle 'don't mind the apron; a mere form!' put this case to his good friend:
"After my reverend lord bishop," said the king to the man, "I shall hear you with pleasure, sir."
Baisemeaux accompanied the bishop to the bottom of the steps.