The Oxford Companion to English Literature
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Preached c.1578 denouncing the parochial approach and ordination, even if via bishops or through presbytery. approximately 1580 he, with Robert Harrison, amassed a congregation at Norwich, which they referred to as 'the church', yet which was once familiarly referred to as 'the Brownists'. He ultimately submitted to the bishop of Peterborough and have become for forty years rector of Achurch in Northamptonshire. he's considered as the founding father of Congregationalism. BROWNJOHN, Alan Charles (1931- ), poet, born in London and trained at Merton.
Phonetic echo (cf. Romulus/Rome) resulted in the adoption of this eponymous progenitor for the Britons. Brut, The Prose, a protracted English model, translated among 1350 and 1380, of the Anglo-Norman prose Brut which extends as much as 1333. Over a hundred copies of the English are extant. It has a powerful Lancastrian bias which differentiates it from the i5th-cent. Brut, composed in London c.1461 and pro-York. See above and the discussions in A. Gransden, ancient Writing in England II (1982), 73-7 and 220 ff.
1582, and followed in nice Britain in 1752 (see CHESTERFIELD). It was once often called 'New Style'. the mistake, for the reason that the Julian yr of 365^ days (allowing for jump years) was once eleven mins 10 seconds too lengthy, amounted in 1752 to eleven days, and to be able to right this, 2 Sept. used to be in that 12 months through 14 Sept., whereas century years have been to be jump years in simple terms while divisible by way of four hundred (e.g. 1600, 2000). See additionally USSHER. Calendar of contemporary Letters (1925-7), a literary periodical, first a.
1855; common Hymn, 1867). Festus is Bailey's personal model of the legend of Goethe's *Faust; it was once additionally strongly motivated by way of *Paradise misplaced. At one time it was once immensely renowned, popular for its 'fire of mind's eye' (E. B. ^Browning), yet, just like the different works of the *Spasmodic college of which Bailey used to be thought of the daddy, it's now little learn. Bailiffs Daughter of Islington, The, an previous ballad integrated in Percy's *Reliques. A squire's son loves the bailiff's daughter of Islington (.