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Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
(1598-1682) A leading Presbyterian divine; in 1662 ejected from his living (St Giles-in-the-Fields) for nonconformity. In politics a strong royalist, he had been arrested in 1653 on suspicion of taking part in a plot. His sermons, punctuated by gasps and winks, were easy meat for the mimics.

Paul Chapin  •  Link

"...punctuated by gasps and winks..."
Sounds like Tourette's Syndrome.

Ruben  •  Link

Sounds like Tourette

Bill  •  Link

Thomas Case, who was educated at Christ-church in Oxford, was one of the assembly of divines in the late reign, and a frequent preacher before the parliament. He distinguished himself by his zeal for the covenant, to which he, with his usual constancy, adhered. He was some time minister of St. Mary Magdalen's in Milk-street; but was ejected thence for refusing the engagement; and became afterwards rector of St. Giles's in the Fields. He was imprisoned for six months in the Tower, together with Mr. Jenkin, Dr. Drake, and Mr. Watson, for conspiring against the Independent government: this was commonly called Love's plot. They appear to have been equally engaged in a design to restore the king; but all, except Love, were pardoned upon their submission. He first began the morning exercise, or lecture, which was long continued at Cripplegate, and other parts of the city. He died the 30th of May, 1682, in the 84th year of his age, after having survived every one of the Dissenters that sat in the assembly of divines. His works are chiefly sermons. Mr. Baxter styles him "an old, faithful servant of God."
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1779.

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