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LIFE, TRAVELS, SUFFERINGS, CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCES, AND LABOUR OF LOVE,
LIFE TRAVELS, SUFFERINGS, CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCES, AND LABOUR OF LOVE, IN
THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY, OF THAT EMINENT AND FAITHFUL SERVANT
OF JESUS CHRIST, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, IN GREAT PEACE WITH
THE LORD, THE 13Tu OF THE IltH MONTH, 7690.
SEVENTH EDITION.-IN TWO VOLUMES.
WITH NOTES-BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL, ETC.
“They that tum many to righteousness, shall shine as the stars for ever and ever," Dan. xli. 3.
“Many shall run to and fro; and knowledge shall be increased," Dan, xii. 4.
“If we suffer, we shall also reiga with him” (1.e, with Christ), 2 Tim. ii. 12.
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CHAPTER I.--1663–1666.-George Fox visits London-taken up at Tenterden
and examined by the magistrates, but liberated-precious meetings in Wales
-at Derwentwater meets with an old woman whose husband was aged 122
years-apprehended and taken before the magistrates at Holker Hall, but
liberated on his parole to appear at the sessions—appears accordingly, and
is committed to Lancaster jail- many poor Friends imprisoned there at the
same time, whose families become chargeable in consequence-one of them
(Oliver Atherton) dies in jail, where he was immured by the Countess of
Derby for tithes-George Fox has the oath tendered him at the assizes, and
is re committed—Margaret Fell is also imprisoned there the prisoners in
Lancaster jail to Justice Fleming—a brief warning to the same by George
Fox-George Fox disputes with Major Wiggan (who was also a prisoner),
and confutes him—writes to the judges against giving nicknames-writes a
warning to all high professors—also a warning against the spirit of John
Perrot-at the assizes he points out many fatal errors in his indictment, and
it is quashed in consequence, but the judge ensnares him with the oath, and
he is again remanded to prison-suffers much from the badness of the prison
-at the next assizes he again points out fatal errors in his indictment, and
is immediately hurried away to jail, and sentence is passed on him in his
absence--a testimony against tithes he is removed to Scarbro' Castle-has
several conferences and disputes with divers persons there-writes to the
king respecting his imprisonment, and is set at liberty-copy of his discharge
and passport—the day after George Fox's liberation the great fire broke out
in London, a vision of which he had in Lancaster Castle—the hand of the
Lord turned against persecutors, . . . . . . . .
CHAPTER II.-1666–1669.-George Fox visits a man above one hundred years
old, who had been convinced—refutes a slander that Friends love none but
themselves—has a meeting at Captain Taylor's Cat Brighouse], where a
neighbouring knight threatens again to imprison him-comes to London,
and finds the city in ruins as he had seen it in a vision some years before-
is moved to recommend the setting up of monthly meetings to take care of
God's glory, and to admonish and exhort such as walk disorderly_travels
through the nation for this purpose-meets with opposition in Huntingdon-
slire and Bedfordshire—when at Shrewsbury it was rumoured that "the
great Quaker of England was come to town"-the hypocrisy of the Presby-
terians detected—they and the Independents persecute when in power, but
flinch in time of persecution by other powers-George Fox recommends
certain regulations to be observed relative to Friends' marriages-he also
recommends the establishment of a school at Waltham for boys, and one at
Shacklewell for girls—the meetings for discipline are the means of a great
reformation among the people-George Fox discovers a cheat, writes a
prophetic warning to Friends-monthly meetings settled throughout the
nation—the order and good results thereof-George Fox disputes with a