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Brownists

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Followers of Robert Brown, of Rutlandshire, a violent opponent of the Established Church in the time of Queen Elizabeth. The present “Independents” hold pretty well the same religious tenets as the Brownists. Sir Andrew Aguecheek says:

“Iʹd as lief be a Brownist as a politician.”—Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, iii. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Brown, Jones, and Robinson
Brown Bess
Brown Bill
Brown Study
Browns
Brownie
Brownists
Browse his Jib (To)
Bruel
Bruin
Brumaire
Brummagem
Brums
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