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In our home, with Legros and Henri-Francois sent away, we received the Sacrament from our nonjuring priest.
52) This list, the most comprehensive of all, contains 408 names, including nearly the entire Parlement (except, of course, those who had emigrated), Chambre des comptes, nearly every nonjuring priest, all the old regime mayors who were still living, as well as most of the city councilmen from the royal councils.
The special focus of these two volumes is the ongoing debate between those scholars who argue that Samuel Johnson was a Nonjuring Jacobite, and those who interpret his politics in less specifically ideological terms.
The overall effect is greatly to strengthen the thesis that the first edition of the Dictionary contained a quasi-Jacobite subtext, echoing Nonjuring definitions of key terms in the legitimist vocabulary, and that the fourth edition marks a significant rallying to the Government, in the face of the challenges of Wilkes and America, by calling for reinforcement on a phalanx of the Caroline divines.
The relationship between the 'High Church' and Nonjuring parties is an important one, and while Cornwall sketches the consensus between the groups, and their divisions, especially over such questions as the sacraments and episcopal jurisdiction, he does not explore the relationship as deeply as one might wish.
This may be intended to hint at Jacobitism on his part; but, although his father was a friend of Frampton (the least active politically of the Nonjuring bishops), there is no evidence to suggest this in the area where it would be most apparent, his own political career.
Biblical quotations are augmented in 1773, with Cruden's Concordance heavily employed; Thomson is greatly curtailed; theology is much increased in bulk and proportion, with Anglican, ultra-orthodox and even nonjuring writers providing the heaviest concentration.