Origin of Puritanism
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Crashaw was another; and Whitgift was a third fellow whose name stands for anti-Puritanism.Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
1570s, from Puritan + -ism. Originally in reference to specific doctrines; from 1590s of excessive moral strictness generally. In this sense, famously defined by H.L. Mencken (1920) as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy."