be recusant

See: disobey
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One intriguing suggestion made by Doe is that O bone Jesu and Ave Maria may be recusant works (that is, representing the views of 'the oppressed Catholic minority in England', a hypothesis applied to certain of Byrd's motets by Joseph Kerman) and hence Elizabethan: once again, such speculation is healthy as long as it is treated as such (we have no evidence that Parsons had recusant sympathies, and Doe's statement that he 'probably shared Byrd's allegiance to the Catholic faith' thus seems a little strong), and does not - as has happened occasionally with similar speculations (again based on no biographical evidence) in the case of Tallis - come to be tacitly accepted by others as proven.