by the Spanish Inquisition. In Great Britain - where the early development of the neo-Classical style has somewhat obscured its enduring popularity -the confessional sermon is represented above all by English Puritan and Scots Calvinist discourse. It, too, was criticized for its bits and pieces of Latin and Greek, for its play on words ('the egress, regress, and progress, and other such stuff, noted a critic in 1660),19 and for its tedious exegesis, cumbersome style and complicated divisions.

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