"The writings of Geoffrey Chaucer, who was a contemporary of Wycliffe, show us the character of the English tongue at that time. His Canterbury Tales, and the phraseology of Wycliffe's Bible, remind us of the dialects used by many of the peasants in our most secluded and unprogressive villages."
Rev. C. Arthur Lane Illustrated Notes on English Church History (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1901)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman