1859 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nicholas Ferrar

David Masson, in Life of John Milton (1859-94; 1965) 1:417.



In every part of the worship [at Little Giddings] Laud would have found his notions of beauty and decorum fulfilled or exceeded. Thus, "within the chapel," besides other furniture and decorations, "were candles of white and green wax," and at every meeting every person present bowed reverently towards the communion-table before sitting down. In short, at another time, or with another than Laud at the centre, the establishment would have run a risk of being suppressed as Popish.