The Nuttall Encyclopedia
heathenism (q. v .), so called as lingering among the "pagani" or country people, after Christianity had taken root in the large towns.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Paganism'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/paganism.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.