Histrio-Mastix of Prynne, its unfortunate history, 129 et seq.
In 1633 Prynne (Histriomastix) refers to it as a "new theatre erected."
Prynne was seven years in writing this work, and, what is almost incredible, it was near four years passing through the press.
Prynne attacked the fashion in his Unloveliness of Love-locks.
Prynne replied that he could not tell unless he were allowed a close inspection of it.
Prynne, when left alone, called for candles and sat down to his writing-table.
The sentence which had been executed against Prynne, Bastwic, and Burton, now suffered a revisal from parliament.
This is a sample at once of Prynne's style and of his accuracy.
Prynne has written a library amounting, I think, to nearly two hundred books.
With Prynne and Burton he was sentenced to lose his ears in the pillory, to pay a fine of 5000, and to be imprisoned for life.