Sermons by the local Calvinist militants Robert Bolton and Joseph Bentham, the moderate Puritan Edward Reynolds, and the Arminian conformist Peter Hausted are read alongside the spiritual diary of the Northampton steward Robert Woodford, the devotional confessions of the godly Elizabeth Isham, and the unpublished letters of the Laudian
controversialist Robert Sibthorpe.
In the same year Margoliouth applied, unsuccessfully, for the chair of the Laudian
professor of Arabic in Oxford, to which he was appointed two years later.
9) In the rush to issue more licences in 1633, this must have been an oversight, given Thomas's pronounced lack of sympathy for Laudian
740 appear to have been entered in order to promote the incipiently Laudian
dimensions of the text, dimensions that Baspoole exaggerates in his own revised version of it.
Elizabeth's via media brought comfort to many, but that stability gave way to Laudian
finery, then Puritan ascendancy, followed by Restoration and another reaction.
However, the strictest Laudian
bishops such as Matthew Wren were not great ordainers, perhaps because of the very high standards they upheld for aspiring clerics, and the work of providing a properly ordained ministry was mostly carried out by English moderates and a few Scottish and Irish bishops.
Among specific topics are the city and its schools, poetry and imitation, Platonic themes and variations, medicine and astrology, the purpose of natural science, the Trinity, the Incarnation, the function of integumentum, quotation and imitation, the standard and Laudian
glosses, and Alan of Lille and Peter Lombard.
Nicholas McDowell describes Milton's engagement with the baroque idiom of Laudian
poetics in which "Crashaw excelled and Milton stuttered" (9), and argues that Milton had a "tendency toward Laudian
ritualism" (inspired by his father).
By comparing Milton's early devotional lyrics with those of other 17th century Cambridge poets, the ascription of a Laudian
idiom to him adds to the debate on how radical the young Milton might have been.
Peter's excoriation of the bad shepherds has often been read as a denunciation of the Laudian
clergy, and Milton himself encouraged this notion when (in the 1645 edition of his poems) he added a headnote to "Lycidas" identifying the bad shepherds as "our corrupted Clergy then in their height.
He was just as prepared to issue warnings to those royalist and/or Laudian
civic dignitaries for whom he was sometimes required to write.
While Moseley tells readers nothing about Fletcher's father, one of the Laudian
contributors to the works of Beaumont and Fletcher, John Berkenhead, says, in his panegyric poem: