Endecott experienced some trouble with the previous settlers and with Thomas Morton's settlement at "Merry Mount" (Mount Wollaston, now Quincy), where, in accordance with his strict Puritanical tenets, he cut down the maypole and dispersed the merry makers.
Of these the narrowest, most puritanical, and most bigoted was the Dopper sect, to which Kruger belonged.
It is quite certain that Bunyan was, at eighteen, what, in any but the most austerely puritanical circles, would have been considered as a young man of singular gravity and innocence.
Thus during the reign of Edward we have not only the foundations of the Anglican Church laid, but there appears the beginning of those evangelical and puritanical sects which were to become the " dissenters " of the following centuries.
The growth of Puritanism in Wales was neither strong nor speedy, although the year 1588, which witnessed the appearance of Bishop Morgan's Bible, also gave birth to two fierce appeals to the parliament, urging a drastic Puritanical policy in Wales, from the pen of the celebrated John Penry, a native of Brecknockshire (1559-1593).
In puritanical circles, from which plays and novels were strictly excluded, that effect was such as no work of genius, though it were superior to the Iliad, to Don Quixote or to Othello, can ever produce on a mind accustomed to indulge in literary luxury.
In the period of national poverty and depression that followed this event, a puritanical spirit came into vogue which was little in sympathy with Holberg's dramatic or satiric genius.
Yet the shrewd common-sense, the biting humour, the power of graphic description and the imaginative " mysticism " give them a unique attraction for many even who do not fully sympathize with the implied philosophy or with the Puritanical code of ethics.
The net result was that a few years later the lower house of convocation only rejected by one vote a very puritanical petition against vestments and other popish dregs.
If you are crossing London, there is also the puritanical moralism of London Transport to contend with.
puritanical attitude than ours to the joy of hybridisation.
puritanical way Horne conducted his business seemed the way things should be done.
puritanical liberalism encourages people to improve themselves to remove themselves from poverty.
puritanical streak within Parker's sexual attitude, and we never became too personal on the subject.
puritanical values drive your life if you want to blend in for safety.
puritanical views brought bin Laden close to the Afghan militia.
The Influence of the Church The Victorian age is quite famous for its almost puritanical outlook.
A man like that might personally be rather puritanical; but he would never call it being a Puritan.
The emphasis on a conservative ethical outlook was considered far too puritanical for a generation discovering a new meaning to the idea of freedom.
Grundy (Harry H Corbett) is a newsagent with a very puritanical outlook on life.
The cavalier attitude of France and Germany to the stability pact cannot have helped to convert the fairly puritanical Swedes to further continental entanglement.
When Italy is mad on art the Church seems too puritanical when England is mad on Puritanism the Church seems too artistic.
reformation of manners ' was adopted and this entailed the enforcement of puritanical laws.
He had nothing puritanical in his nature, but he shared in the ill-feeling aroused in the Scottish nobility by the political authority given by Charles to the bishops, and by Hamilton's influence with the king, and also in the general indignation at the scheme of imposing upon Scotland a liturgy which had been drawn up at the instigation of the English court and corrected by Archbishop Laud.
Its very rude name, reflects a less puritanical attitude than ours to the joy of hybridisation.
The arrogant, puritanical way Horne conducted his business seemed the way things should be done.
So puritanical liberalism encourages people to improve themselves to remove themselves from poverty.
But there was a puritanical streak within Parker 's sexual attitude, and we never became too personal on the subject.
Do n't let puritanical values drive your life if you want to blend in for safety.
When Taliban captured Kabul, mutual benefits and Taliban 's puritanical views brought bin Laden close to the Afghan militia.
A man like that might personally be rather Puritanical; but he would never call it being a Puritan.
Indeed, some Christians lived an almost excessively puritanical life and thus incurred the wrath of the populace.
When Italy is mad on art the Church seems too Puritanical when England is mad on Puritanism the Church seems too artistic.
Cromwell 's policy of ' the reformation of manners ' was adopted and this entailed the enforcement of puritanical laws.
The 30-year diary of an irascible, puritanical schoolteacher in a Welsh village: quite marvelous.
I 'm a puritanical Roundhead really: kill the king - spatter the blood for a Jackson Pollock.
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