Twelfe Night; Or, What You Will Volume 13

Twelfe Night; Or, What You Will Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...earlier edition is known.'--Ed. policie I hate: I had as liefe be a Brownift, as a Politi-32 cian. 32. Brownist Steevens: The Brownists seem, in the time of our author, to have been the constant objects of popular satire. In Ram-Alley, 1611, is the following: 'Pandarism! why, 'tis grown a liberal science, Or a new sect, and the good professors Will (like the Brownist) frequent gravel-pits shortly, For they use woods and obscure holes already.'I, i, p. 283, ed. Hazlitt-Dodsley.--W. A. Wright: Earle, in his Micro-cosmographia (ed. Arber, p. 64), says of 'A Shee precise Hypocrite, ' 'No thing angers her so much as that Woemen cannot Preach, and in this point onely thinkes the Brownist erroneous.' And in the old play of Sir Thomas More (Shakes. Soc), p. 51: 'Heers a lowsie jest! but, if I notch not that rogue Tom barbar, that makes me looke thus like a Brownist, hange me!' Robert Brown, the founder of the Brownists, was born in 1550. His father obtained, by a charter ofJHenry VIII., the singular privilege of wearing his cap in the King's presence. About the year 1580, he began to promulgate his principles of dissent from the Established Church. His assaults upon the Church of England form of government gained him many followers. His sect daily increasing, Dr Freake, bishop of Norwich, with other ecclesiastical commissioners, called him before them. Being insolent to the court, he was committed to the custody of the sheriff's officer, but was released at the intercession of his relative, the Lord Treasurer Burghley. Brown now left the kingdom and settled at Middlebury in Zealand, where he formed a church of his own. The removal of persecution, however, broke up the unity of the party, and Brown soon returned to England. For his more

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