nursing father


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nursing father

n
(Bible) a biblical name for foster father
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The propaganda strategy revolved around fast-days and thanksgivings which presented the royal court as purged of sin, William as a nursing father to the English church and a patron of the reformation of manners, the executive as frugal, and the war as the defence of international Protestantism.
The sermon was preached by John Sharp, Archbishop of York, on a text which the Queen herself had chosen: `Kings shall be thy nursing fathers and queens thy nursing mothers' (Isaiah 49:23).
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