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A Puritan minister incited fury by pushing inoculation against a smallpox epidemicCritics argued it was playing God, and it was banned in several colonies.

Onesimus, an enslaved man in Boston, taught the procedure to Puritan minister Cotton Mather, who in turn urged doctors to inoculate the public during a 1721 smallpox outbreak.

A Puritan minister incited fury by pushing inoculation against a smallpox epidemicAcross the Charles River in Boston, where the smallpox outbreak had begun, the board of health chairman wasn’t so mild.

Indeed, puritan Japan is decades behind the puritan United States when it comes to sex.

At least in premodern Europe and Puritan North America, witch-hunting follows certain patterns.

Like the Puritan ancestors he never succeeded in escaping, he found fault with just about everything, especially himself.

Eventually, Charles I will be overthrown, and the puritan dictator Oliver Cromwell will take power.

The mindsets of both Cavalier and Puritan took root in the New World, and the experiment launched in 1776 continues.

Pipes continued to appear upon the stage until its abolition (in company with the Prayer Book) by the Puritan rulers.

The Puritan Mission has civilised him and hundreds on hundreds more, and I wish the parsons had done just half as much.

The persecution under which Jonson suffered was due to the steady growth of Puritan principles.

The fires of the Puritan faction had smouldered out; those of the Jacobite frenzy had hardly had time to rekindle.

At this period the alchemist is represented by his descendant as a Puritan impregnated with the secret doctrine of Robert Fludd.


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