The Story of George Fox

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Macmillan, 1919 - 169 pages

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Page 96 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Page 86 - There is a spirit which I feel," said he, " that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end.
Page 87 - It is conceived in sorrow, and brought forth without any to pity it; nor doth it murmur at grief and oppression. It never rejoiceth but through sufferings, for with the world's joy it is murdered.
Page 17 - I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death ; but an infinite ocean of light and love which flowed over the ocean of darkness. And in that also I saw the infinite love of God ; and I had great openings.
Page 94 - Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit from thy own thoughts, and then thou wilt feel the principle of God, to turn thy mind to the Lord God, from whom life comes ; whereby thou mayest receive his strength and power to allay all blustering?, storms and tempests.
Page 15 - And when all my hopes in them and in all men were gone, so that I had nothing outwardly to help me, nor could I tell what to do; then, oh! then I heard a voice which said, "There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy condition"; and when I heard it, my heart did leap for joy.
Page 87 - There is a spirit which I feel, that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end : its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations : as it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in...
Page 47 - Scriptures were the prophets' words, and Christ's and the apostles' words, and what, as they spoke, they enjoyed and possessed, and had it from the Lord ;' and said, ' then what had any to do with the Scriptures, but as they came to the Spirit that gave them forth. You will say, Christ saith this, and the apostles say this, but what canst thou say ? Art thou a child of light, and hast thou walked in the light, and what thou speakest is it inwardly from God ?
Page 130 - Whether, if their mother married, they should not lose by it ?' I asked Margaret, ' Whether she had done anything in lieu of it, which might answer it to the children?' The children said, ' She had answered it to them,' and desired me to speak no more of it. I told them ' I was plain, and would have all things done plainly : for I sought not any outward advantage to myself.
Page 91 - Not but that there is abundance of thick, cloddy earth of hypocrisy and falseness a-top, and a briery, brambly nature, which is to be burnt up with God's Word, and ploughed up with his spiritual plough, before God's Seed brings forth heavenly and spiritual fruit to his glory. But the husbandman is to wait in patience.

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