Trialogus. Chapter 30. Whether Temporal Lords May and Should Assist and Defend Their People Against the Friars

Temporal lords are bound to assist the humbler members of the church against these false brethren, just as they are bound to defend themselves against the clerks possessioners, as I have before said; for God could not receive from his subject, or confer anything upon him, without the return of a greater blessing. How, then, is it allowable for prelates or lords to receive anything from their subjects, without affording them, in their assistance, an equivalent recompense?

By John Wycliffe

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