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Drum Ecclesiastic

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The pulpit cushion, often vigorously thumped by what are termed “rousing preachers.”        

“When Gospel trumpeter, surrounded

With long-eared rout, to battle sounded;

And pulpit, drum ecclesiastic,

Was beat with fist instead of a stick.”

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Butler: Hudibras, part i. canto 1.

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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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