Protestant Nonconformity: A Sketch of Its General History, with an Account of the Rise and Present State of Its Various Denominations in the Town of Birmingham (Google eBook)

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Hamilton, Adams, 1849 - Dissenters, Religious - 279 pages
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Page 63 - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt : Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, And it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 256 - Scripture, can derive itself from the fountain, but may be plainly proved, either to have been brought in, in such an age after Christ, or that in such an age it was not in. In a word, there is no sufficient certainty but of Scripture only, for any considering man to build upon.
Page 38 - In a few months there remained not a trace indicating that the most formidable army in the world had just been absorbed into the mass of the community.
Page 254 - Truth indeed came once into the world with her Divine Master, and was a perfect shape most glorious to look on : but when he ascended, and his Apostles after him were laid asleep, then straight arose a wicked race of deceivers, who, as that story goes of...
Page 168 - A guilty, weak, and helpless worm, On thy kind arms I fall ; Be thou my strength and righteousness, My Jesus, and my all.
Page 34 - But we do hope to find out all your tricks, Your plots and packing, worse than those of Trent, That so the Parliament May, with their wholesome and preventive shears, Clip your phylacteries, though baulk your ears, And succour our just fears When they shall read this clearly in your charge, New Presbyter is but Old Priest writ large.
Page 52 - London, formerly called Presbyterian and Congregational ; not as a Measure for any National Constitution, but for the Preservation of Order in our Congregations, that cannot come up to the Common Rule by Law established.
Page 257 - Propose me any thing out of this Book, and require whether I believe it or no, and seem it never so incomprehensible to human reason, I will subscribe it with hand and heart, as knowing no demonstration can be stronger than this : " God hath said so, therefore it is true.
Page 34 - Dare ye for this adjure the civil sword To force our consciences that Christ set free, And ride us with a Classic Hierarchy, Taught ye by mere AS and...
Page 38 - The Royalists themselves confessed that, in every department of honest industry, the discarded warriors prospered beyond other men, that none was charged with any theft or robbery, that none was heard to ask an alms, and that, if a baker, a mason, or a waggoner attracted notice by his diligence and sobriety, he was in all probability one of Oliver's old soldiers.

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Staines - Protestant nonconformity | British History Online
Digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles
www.british-history.ac.uk/ report.aspx?compid=22234

Religious Archives at the University of Hull
Monastic Records; Catholicism; Protestantism, Church of England, Church of Ireland, English Protestant Nonconformity ...
www.hull.ac.uk/ oldlib/ archives/ religion/ western.html

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