How seductively and seditiously
disgusting greed and overwrought grievance sweep through the corridors and alleys of American life today.
He and his eight colleagues were accused of 'unlawfully, maliciously, and seditiously
contriving, intending, and devising to raise and create discontent and disaffection amongst the liege subjects of our said lady the Queen, and to excite the said liege subjects to hatred and contempt of the government and constitution of this realm'.
(132) At the time of writing, it remains an offence to seditiously
intend to excite disaffection against the Sovereign, Government, Constitution or either House of Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Interestingly, as Spires states, even though avant-garde artists were accused by their contemporaries of emasculating the male image and creating an effeminate new literary expression, the truth is that "male-authored vanguard texts project female representations that can be considered both seditiously
threatening and stereotypically comforting to a virile discursive tradition" (219-20).
Thus, the death sentence could be pursued, "not on account of their faith, but because they act seditiously
, are perjurers and deceive subjects, making them disobedient against their lords."--Quoted in Botschi-Mauz, Taufer, Tod und Toleranz, 38.