or Glassites. A religious party expelled from the Church
of Scotland for maintaining that national churches, being “kingdoms of
this world,” are unlawful. Called Glassites from John Glass, the
founder (1728), and called Sandemanians from Robert Sandeman, who
published a series of letters on the subject in 1755.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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