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(_Worthies: Lincolnshire_) has it, "overlooked this church, when first finished, with a torve and tetrick countenance, as maligning men's costly devotions."
The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 6 George Gordon Byron Byron 1806
However, the old tetrick philosophers  look’d always with indignation upon such a face of things; and observing the unnatural current of riches, power, and honour in the world, and withal the imperfection and demerit of persons often advanced unto them, were tempted unto angry opinions, that affairs were ordered more by stars than reason, and that things went on rather by lottery than election.
Christian Morals 1605-1682 1863