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SELECT SERIES,
BIOGRAPHICAL, NARRATIVE,

EPISTOLARY,

AND

MISCE L L A NE OU S:

CHIEFLY THE PRODUCTIONS OF

EARLY MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS:

INTENDED TO ILLUSTRATE

THE

SPIRITUAL CHARACTER OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.

EDITED BY

JOHN BARCLAY.

The kingdom of God is not in word but in power.-1 Cor. IV. 20.

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HIS EXPERIENCES AND PROGRESS IN RELIGION, HIS CHANGES

IN OPINION, AND REASONS FOR THEM.

COLLECTED BY

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JOSEPH BESSE,

AND FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1726.

THIRD EDITION.

Prove all things, hold fast that which is good.—1 Thess. v. 21.

A man may be allowed to change his opinion at any time, upon good reason ; and no length of days, no multitudes nor authority of men ought to prescribe against the truth.-William Tilly's Sermon at Oxford Assizes, 1705.

If truth do anywhere manifest itself, seek not to smother it with glozing delusion, acknowledge the greatness thereof, and think it your best victory, when the sanne prevails over you.--Hooker's Preface to Ecclesiastical Polity, sect. 9.

LONDON:

DARTON AND HAR VE Y,

GRACECHURCH-STREET.

1836.

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