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Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer  

(often BCP).The major prayer book of the Anglican Church, and official service book of the Church of England. Its centrality and continuing use is advocated by the Prayer Book Society.[...]
census

census  

n. a ten-yearly enumeration of the population based on the actual presence of individuals in a house or institution on a designated night (known as a de facto census). This contrasts with the ...
Matthew Locke

Matthew Locke  

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(b Exeter, c.1622; d London, 1677).Eng. composer, especially of theatre music. Convert to Catholicism c.1650. Composer‐in‐ordinary to Charles II, 1661. Wrote incidental mus. for Shadwell's and ...
organ

organ  

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An organ is the emblem of St Cecilia, patron saint of music.organ-grinder a person who is more important or powerful than another (usually contrasted with monkey). The allusion is to an itinerant ...
Sir William Petty

Sir William Petty  

(1623–76),published economic treatises, the principal of which was entitled Political Arithmetic (1690), a term signifying that which we now call statistics. In this he examined, by the quantitative ...
William Prynne

William Prynne  

(1600–69)English Puritan pamphleteer, a fearless campaigner on religious, moral, and political issues. His most famous pamphlet, Histrio Mastix (1632), was an attack on stage-plays; he was tried ...

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