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William Prynne


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Giles Widdowes : Lawlesse Kneelesse Schismaticall Puritan

"In 1630 [William] Prynne saracastically claimed [in Lame Giles his Haltings 2-3] that he had 'repaired to the Printing House' to examine the sheets of Giles Widdowes's Lawlesse Kneelesse Schismaticall Puritan as they were being printed. He reported that he had 'found the written Copie' there, 'so mangled, so interlined and razed by Mr Page, and others who perused it before its approbation, that there was scarce one page in all the Coppie, in which there were not severall written Errours, Absurdities and Impertinences quite expunged.'"

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: William Prynne      Print: Book


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