[Milton-L] Self-referencing by Puritans?

Matthew Stallard ms493101 at ohio.edu
Tue Nov 13 18:09:17 EST 2007



--On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 5:38 PM -0500 Carol Barton 
<cbartonphd at earthlink.net> wrote:

That would be an amazing discovery but seems unlikely. For example, John 
Adair, in _Puritans: Religion and Politics in Seventeenth Century England 
and America_ concludes of the epithets "Puritan" and "Precisian" that "the 
'godly sort' smarted under those common names of abuse which their 
contemporaries heaped upon them. They believed that the Devil or Jesuits 
had introduced those names into the English language" (98). Good hunting.

Matthew


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