In 1708 Swift declared that the Papists were politically as inconsiderable as the women and children.
And of the fanaticism of the papists in England.
Donne is believed to have had a considerable share in writing the pamphlets against the papists which Morton issued between 1604 and 1607.
He was always suspected of being a Roman Catholic, and invariably treated Jacobites and Papists better than Dissenters in the Athenae, but he died in communion with the Church of England.
Like the mass of the nation, he grew more Protestant as time wore on; he was readier to persecute Papists than Puritans; he had no love for ecclesiastical jurisdiction, and he warmly remonstrated with Whitgift over his persecuting Articles of 1583.