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Puritans
used in The Mill on the Floss

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English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • But the town knew worse troubles even than the floods,—troubles of the civil wars, when it was a continual fighting-place, where first Puritans thanked God for the blood of the Loyalists, and then Loyalists thanked God for the blood of the Puritans.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (17% in)
  • But the town knew worse troubles even than the floods,—troubles of the civil wars, when it was a continual fighting-place, where first Puritans thanked God for the blood of the Loyalists, and then Loyalists thanked God for the blood of the Puritans.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (17% in)
  • The plum-pudding was of the same handsome roundness as ever, and came in with the symbolic blue flames around it, as if it had been heroically snatched from the nether fires, into which it had been thrown by dyspeptic Puritans; the dessert was as splendid as ever, with its golden oranges, brown nuts, and the crystalline light and dark of apple-jelly and damson cheese; in all these things Christmas was as it had always been since Tom could remember; it was only distinguished, it by...
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (20% in)

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