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They were a prominent feature of the Laudian revival, and came to be accepted
even by moderate Anglicans.2 Meanwhile, the Elizabethan separatist Henry
Barrow pointed out the magical notions implicit in the whole structure of existing ...
The Henrician martyr, Thomas Bilney, thought it wrong to pray for the relief of any
bodily infirmity.2 Similarly, the Elizabethan Puritan Thomas Cartwright protested
against the prayer in the Litany for preservation from thunder and lightning.
Other helpful guides are C. Camden, 'Elizabethan astrological medicine', Annals
of Medical History, new ser., ii (1930), id., 'Astrology in Shakespeare's day', Isis,
xix (1933), and M. Sondheim, 'Shakespeare and the astrology of his time', Journ.
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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