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Perfecʹtionists

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A society founded by Father Noyes in Oneida Creek. They take St. Pàul for their law-giver, but read his epistles in a new light. They reject all law, saying the guidance of the Spirit is superior to all human codes. If they would know how to act in matters affecting others, they consult “public opinion,” expressed by a committee; and the “law of sympathy” so expressed is their law of action. In material prosperity, this society is unmatched by all the societies of North America. (W. Hepworth Dixon: New America, vii. 20, 21.)

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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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Perceval (Sir)
Percinet
Percy [pierce-eye]
Perdita
Perdrix, toujours Perdrix
Père Duchêne
Père la Chaise
Peregrine
Peregrine Falcon (A)
Peregrine Pickle
Perfectionists
Perfide Albion! (French)
Perfume
Perfumed Terms of the Time
Peri
Pericles
Pericles Boast
Perillo Swords
Perillos and the Brazen Bull
Perilous Castle
Perion

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Perfectionists