Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A follower of Henry Barrowe, one of the leaders in the Independent movement in England in the latter part of the sixteenth century. He objected to the whole system of ecclesiastical government, and condemned the use of all set prayers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Congregationalism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Henry Barrowe, one of the founders of Independency or Congregationalism in England. Barrowe was executed for nonconformity in 1593.
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“Trivial inequalities of surface were arbitrarily cut down or built up and covered with leaves and pine-straw to disguise the fact, and whenever a tree or anything worth preserving stood in the way here came the loaded barrow and the barrowist, like a piece of artillery sweeping into action, and a fill undistinguishable from nature soon brought the path around the obstacle on what had been its lower side, to meander on at its unvarying rate of rise or fall as though nothing -- except the trees and wild flowers -- had happened since the vast freshets of the post-glacial period built the landscape.”
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