[Milton-L] Self-referencing by Puritans?
Justin Barnes Kolb
jbkolb at wisc.edu
Tue Nov 13 15:56:52 EST 2007
You see occaisional uses of the term "puritan," Malvolio is called "a kind of puritan" in Twelfth Night, but I don't know of any example of them calling themselves that. They usually called themselves saints, Christians, or "the godly." David Lowenstein uses "the godly" as a collective term rather than "puritans."
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From: Christopher Baker <Christopher.Baker at armstrong.edu>
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:12 pm
Subject: [Milton-L] Self-referencing by Puritans?
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> Did the Puritans ever refer to themselves by that name? The OED does
> not so indicate, and since the term was mostly pejorative (aside from
> other, more positive terms they used such as "saints") I would be
> interested in an early modern source example if one exists. This
> question came from a student.
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