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McCullough, Peter. “Preaching to a Court Papist? ” John Donne Journal 14 (1995): 59–81. Milton, Anthony. Catholic and Reformed: The Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant Thought, 1600–1640. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995. Narveson, Kate. ” John Donne Journal 17 (1998): 107–36. Norbrook, David. ” Soliciting Interpretation: Literary Theory and Seventeenth-Century English Poetry. Ed. Elizabeth D. Harvey and Katharine Eisaman Maus. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990. 3–36. Papazian, Mary A.
Donne’s choice of targets within the Roman Catholic Church, such as the Jesuits (Shami, “Anti-Catholicism” 145), may result in part from his earlier Roman Catholic experiences as well as, of course, from his pre-preaching days spent on anti-Roman controversial writing. 32. ” I thank Jeanne Shami for supplying me with an advance copy of this essay and also for some useful discussions of matters in her essays and mine. 33. Quoted from Pseudo-Martyr 13. 34. See Flynn, “Donne the Survivor” (15), where use of the term is attributed to John Carey, John Donne: Life, Mind, and Art, and to Roman Catholics responding to Donne’s conversion.
35. In his will written within a few years of Donne’s birth (Bald 560), Donne’s father describes himself as “a parrisheoner” of the Church of England “Saint Nicholas Olive in Bredstreat,” and it is most likely that John was baptized there. Donne is therefore not inconsistent in a Lincoln’s Inn sermon, when in an antiRoman passage he counsels, “Let none divorce himself from that religion . . which he embraced in his Baptism” (3:129). 36. One may also compare Donne’s attitude toward other English Roman Catholics, such as in his preaching against recusancy to Queen Anne of Denmark (see McCullough) and his somewhat daring allusion in a sermon to King Charles to the religion of his queen (7:409).