Brewer's: Spittle Sermons
Sermons preached formerly at the Spittle in a pulpit erected expressly for the purpose. Subsequently they were preached at Christchurch, City, on Easter Monday and Tuesday. Ben Jonson alludes to them in his Underwoods, ap. Gifford, viii. 414.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894