Elizabethan and Jacobean Pamphlets

Elizabethan and Jacobean Pamphlets

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"[...]partisanship, and in a dialect which for extravagance of abusive language had not been surpassed in the heat of the earlier Reformation controversies, and has scarcely been approached since. The partisans of the Church were fully equal to the occasion; and a counter fire of pamphlets, some of which are attributed with great probability to Nash, and others with hardly less to the Oxford dramatist and euphuist Lyly, was returned. The heat of the controversy lasted chiefly through three years-1588, 1589, and 1590; but it may be said in the widest sense to have endured for nearly seven-from 1586 to 1593, when Penry and Barrow, the supposed chiefs of the Martinists, were executed. Of the style of this singular controversy the extract will, I trust, give a sufficient idea. As to its matter, it is difficult to be more precise than this: that the object of the Martinist pamphleteers was to decry episcopacy by every possible description of personal[...]."
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507555970
  • 9781507555972