1893 text

William Swan is called a fanatic and a very rogue in other parts of the Diary.

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Terry F   Link to this

Swan was a "fanatique" in that in June, 1662, he held a radically nonconformist view, "for he finds that he and his company are the true spirit of the nation, and the greater part of the nation too, who will have liberty of conscience in spite of this 'Act of Uniformity,' or they will die; and if they may not preach abroad, they will preach in their own houses." http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1662/06/22/

For the reference to "Fanatics" see http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/666/

I find no reference to Pepys having called him "rogue" by Nov. 6, 1662.

Terry F   Link to this

Servant to Lord Widrington; claimed, 20 December 1661, to be writing a book called “The unlawfull use of lawfull things” (L&M Index) "Possibly the Treasury solicitor of that name under the Commonwealth." (L&M Companion)

Terry F   Link to this

Pepys calls Swan "a very rogue" 5 December 1662 http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1662/12/05/
"rogue" a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

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