She accepted it jocularly as a “pasquil,” and Knox on his departure was condemned and burned in effigy.
In pasquil's Jests, the tale is told of a "young woman of Barnet."
One of pasquil's Jests is "how mad Coomes, when his wife was drowned, sought her against the stream."
It is not to be marvelled at if the Regent did style the letter a “pasquil.”
The zeal of the Scottish reformers was at its height, and this zeal found vent in many a pasquil discharged at Popery.
A pasquil on the Commander in Chief, or a tirade against the Government, was sure to be eagerly read and warmly approved of.