Abiezer Coppe

(1619—1672) Baptist preacher and Ranter

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a Ranter, preacher, mystic, and pamphleteer, famed for his eccentric behaviour (he preached naked in the streets of London, denouncing the rich); his two Fiery Flying Rolls (1649) are charged with fervour and compassion, and are written in a highly original poetic prose.

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