A Portraiture of Quakerism: Taken from a View of the Education and Discipline, Social Manners, Civil and Political Economy, Religious Principles and Character, of the Society of Friends, Volume 1
Samuel Stansbury, no. 111, Water-street. Southwick and Hardcastle, printers., 1806 - 372 pages
A standard history of the Quakers, written by a non-Quaker best known as one of Britain's leading anti-slavery advocates.
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Page 178 - Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone ; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Page xxii - I was moved to pray ; and the Lord's power was so great, that the house seemed to be shaken. When I had done, some of the professors said it was now as in the days of the apostles, when the house was shaken where they were.
Page 96 - ... more liberal in his opinion; by which a sovereign contempt of religion) and a declared war upon the chastity of wives, maids, and widows, are converted from being infamous vices to be fashionable virtues. The infection spreads gradually through all ranks, and becomes universal. How gladly would I listen to any one who should undertake to prove, that what I have been describing is chimerical!
Page 323 - Where did ever any magistrate, king, or judge, from Moses to Daniel, command any to put off their hats, when they came before them in their courts, either amongst the Jews, the people of God, or amongst the heathens ? and if the law of England doth command any such thing, show me that law either written or printed.
Page 323 - God, or amongst the heathens? and if the law of England doth command any such thing, show me that law either written or printed." Then the judge grew very angry, and said, " I do not carry my law-books on my back." " But," said I, " tell me where it is printed in any statute-book, that I may read it.
Page 46 - Whether any kind of gaming has even thus much to say for itself, I shall not determine; but I think it is very wonderful to see persons of the best sense passing away a dozen hours together in shuffling and dividing a pack of cards, with no other conversation but what is made up of a few game phrases, and no other ideas but those of black or red spots ranged together in different figures. Would not a man laugh to hear any one of this species complaining that life is short?
Page 302 - Festus, whom he would not have called such if he had not been truly Noble; as indeed he was, in that he suffered him to be heard in his own cause, and would not give way to the fury of the Jews against him.
Page 96 - Maker most traitorously against himself, by endeavoring to corrupt and disfigure his crea-tures ! If the comedies of Congreve did not rack him with remorse in his last moments, he must have been lost to all sense, of virtue.