Protestant

Famous quotes containing the word protestant:

    blow as he would, though it made a great noise,
    The flute would play only ‘The Protestant Boys’.
    —Unknown. The Old Orange Flute (l. 23–24)

    I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    So the old flute was doomed and its fate was pathetic,
    ‘Twas fastened and burned at the stake as heretic,
    While the flames roared around it they heard a strange
    noise—
    ‘Twas the old flute still whistling ‘The Protestant Boys’.
    —Unknown. The Old Orange Flute (l. 37–40)