1702.-His visiting the Yearly Meeting at Colchester, and other
Meetings on the road-His explanation of John, iii. 5-His
publishing "Carmen Spirituale," and a postscript to Dr.
Philip's "Vindicia Veritatis"-Pious instructions, written for
the use of his own daughter-His accompanying John Love
preaching through the streets at Barking-His visiting the
Yearly Meetings at Colchester and Woodbridge-A Meeting
at Navestock in Essex-The priest highly incensed at it-The
envy of two priests, justices, who prevented the entering the
house they met in-A second Meeting at Navestock-The
substance of his declaration there-His Letter to John Owen,
about a license to teach school.


1707. His keeping school at Tottenham-Some great men,
animated by the priests, take offence thereat, and threaten to
prosecute him-His being summoned to take the oaths to the
government-His taking the declaration of fidelity, &c.-A

discourse between the justices and him, about his school-A
narrative of his being prosecuted in Doctors'-commons, on
account of his school-The vicar of Tottenham's preaching
against him-His Letter to the vicar, and the vicar's answer
-His being summoned before the justices, and his goods dis-
trained for non-payment of tithes-A narrative of the pro-
ceedings against him at common-law, on account of his
school, with the trial of his cause at the Queen's Bench Bar,
and the verdict given thereupon.

CHAPTER IX.-Page 198.

1708. His profession and declaration against Popery, directed
to the inhabitants of Tottenham-" Abstersio Calumnia-
rum," being a defence of himself, against his adversaries'
charges of apostasy, perjury, folly, Popery, enmity to the
church, and being a seducer of the people.

CHAPTER XI.-Page 254.

1712. His publishing an Appendix to John Bocket's "Gen-
tile Divinity"-His removal to London-His publishing
several papers, presented to the Parliament against the Schism-

bill-His journey into Kent, and service there-His, and
many others of the people called Quakers, taking the declara-
tions of fidelity to King George-His peculiar service at
burials and marriages-His tender and sympathetic manner of
comforting the afflicted, expressed in several letters to his rela-
tions-The death of his only daughter, 1719-His detecting
two impostors, foreigners, that pretended to be convinced of
the truth, as held by the people called Quakers-His Letter to
a kinsman that sent him the genealogy of his family-His zea-
lous testifying against the general covetousness in 1720—His
constant attending Meetings near home-His being present at
John Whiting's burial-The character he gave of John
Whiting-His zealous reproving such as sat or kept their hats
on in time of prayer in the public assemblies.

CHAPTER XII.-Page 274.

1722. His consolatory Answer to a Letter from a disconsolate
Friend-His testimony concerning George Whitehead-His
sense of his approaching dissolution-The preamble to his last
will-His last sickness-His death-bed expressions-His death
and burial-His character, given in a testimony of the Peel
Monthly Meeting concerning him.

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A GRATEFUL commemoration of the faithful deceased, is a debt survivors owe them: and it were an aggravation of ingratitude not to pay it, when themselves have left wherewith, their own works being the best materials for a monument both durable and useful to posterity.

This collection contains memoirs and manuscripts of a person, whom, from some years' acquaintance and observation, I had reason to think a sincere lover of truth, a man of integrity, and a practitioner of the precepts he delivered.

The intention of this work is to promote purity of heart, not a party in religion. Men may barter opinions and be never the better. The old man may take up a new form, and be still what he was. They begin at the wrong end, who choose to themselves modes and ways of worship in a polluted and unregenerate estate, wherein no performances

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