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Pillory

The following eminent men have been put in the pillory for literary offences:- Leighton, for tracts against Charles I.; Lilburn, for circulating the tracts of Dr. Bastwick; Bastwick, for attacking the Church of England; Warton the publisher; Prynne, for a satire on the wife of Charles I.; Daniel Defoe, for a pamphlet entitled The Shortest Way with Dissenters, etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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