[Milton-L] tenure

John T. Shawcross jtshaw74 at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 5 12:23:14 EST 2007


Warren Cherniak's post on the question of "dancing Divines" (in  
"Tenure of Kings and Magistrates") is certainly backed up throughout  
the tract. See also Merritt Hughes's note in the Yale Prose, III,  
195n26: "The allusion may include clergymen like Charles' quondam  
chaplain, the author of 'To the Right Honourable, the Lord Fairfax,  
and His Counclll of Warre, the Humble Addresse of Henry  
Hammond' (January 15, 1649; E540[18]. It undoubtedly pointed at 'A  
Serious and Faithful Representation' (January 18, 1649) and its two  
sequels by the same clerical group. See the introduction, above, p.  
99." "Dancing" indicates their ability to 'turn' nimbly from one  
scriptural argument to another (see the next line).

John


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