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  • JEREMY COLLIER (1650-1726), English nonjuring divine, was born at Stow-with-Quy, Cambridgeshire, on the 23rd of September 1650.
  • Collier deprecated the extent of the authority assumed by the patron and the servility of the poorer clergy.
  • In 1698 Collier produced his famous Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage...
  • Collier was prepared to meet any number of antagonists, and defended himself in numerous tracts.
  • The fight lasted in all some ten years; but Collier had right on his side, and triumphed; his position was, moreover, strengthened by the fact that he was known as a Troy and high churchman, and that his attack could not, therefore, be assigned to Puritan rancour against the stage.

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