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An Elizabethan Puritan would zealously attend an organised fast in order to meet
fellow members of the godly party; the occasion was a manifestation of collective
solidarity. The leaders of the Long Parliament used Fast Day sermons as a ...
By the Elizabethan age fairy lore was primarily a store of mythology rather than a
corpus of living beliefs, but it was sometimes still accepted literally at a popular
level. John Penry, for example, writing three years after Scot, remarked that the ...
Cf. Latham, Elizabethan Fairies, pp. 129-31; J. Ritson, Fairy Tales (1831), p. 92. •
Ewen, i, pp. 268-9; S. Boulton, Medicina Magica (1656), pp. 40, 162. * Latham,
Elizabethan Fairies, pp. 131, 133-4, 249. 4 Aubrey, Gentilisme, pp. 123, 235.
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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