He had ample warrant for whatever he might please to do, for John had not waited to hear the spirituals before condemning them.
For the persecution of the spirituals generally see Lea, vol.
The ceaseless quarrels of the Conventuals with the latter explain the persecutions endured by the spirituals and the Fraticelli.
My spirituals from God and the Pope, my temporals from the King.
In the March of Ancona, the home of the spirituals, the victorious party used a terrible violence.
How far other nations outstripped her in naturals, as far did she out-go them in spirituals.
Their first group singing of a Sunday consisted of Negro spirituals in spondaic and trochaic verse, and phrased in many minors.
In spirituals and in temporals, 'the hand of the diligent maketh rich.'
Just between the “spirituals” and the standard hymns are these innovation songs.
To him Raymond referred the spirituals, whom he seemed unable to protect.
"of or concerning the spirit" (especially in religious aspects), c.1300, from Old French spirituel (12c.), from Latin spiritualis, from spiritus "of breathing, of the spirit" (see spirit (n.)). Meaning "of or concerning the church" is attested from mid-14c. The noun sense of "African-American religious song" first recorded 1866.
Religious songs of African-Americans, often written with freer rhythms and harmonies than most standard hymns. Spirituals, many of which go back to the days of slavery, often speak of biblical models of deliverance, like the Exodus. Some well-known spirituals are “Gonna Lay Down My Burden,” “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
A kind of religious song originated by African-Americans. Spirituals are often written with freer rhythms and harmonies than most standard hymns. Many of them go back to the days of slavery, and they often speak of biblical models of deliverance, such as the Exodus. Several spirituals have become standard pieces of music for concert singers and choruses. “Gonna Lay Down My Burden,” “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In” are spirituals.