Some Records of the Early Friends in Surrey and Sussex: From the Original Minute-books and Other Sources

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S. Harris & Company, 1886 - Society of Friends - 162 pages
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Page 94 - Lord thine oaths, but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne; nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Page 145 - ... the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price.
Page 107 - ... which yet were many. God knows, and thou knowest it, I can say it was a match of Providence's making...
Page 94 - Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths...
Page 95 - I, AB, do solemnly, sincerely, and truly affirm and declare that the taking of any oath is, according to my religious belief, unlawful ; and I do also solemnly, sincerely, and truly affirm and declare...
Page 22 - Stitch away, thou noble Fox : every prick of that little instrument is pricking into the heart of Slavery, and World-worship, and the Mammon-god.
Page 109 - And telling him how some of the gentry, who had been to visit him, were gone to their games, and sports, and pleasures, and how little consideration the children of men had of God and their latter end, and how much happier he was in this weakness to have been otherwise educated and preserved from those temptations to vanity, he answered, ' It is all stuff, my dear father : it is sad stuff. Oh that I might live to tell them so !
Page 71 - But it being low water and the vessel lying dry, I and my Lord Wilmot got up with a ladder into her, and went and lay down in the little cabin, till the tide came to fetch us off.
Page 109 - Another time, when I went to meeting, at parting he said, " Remember me my dear father, before the Lord. Though I cannot go to meetings, yet I have many good meetings. The Lord comes in upon my spirit. I have heavenly meetings with Him by myself.
Page 109 - ... look to good things! Poor child, there is no comfort without it! One drop of the love of God is worth more than all the world. I know it. I have tasted, it. I have felt as much or more of the love of God in this weakness than in all my life before.' At another time as I stood by him he looked up upon me, and said, ' Dear father, sit by me ! I love thy company, and I know thou lovest mine ; and, if it be the Lord's will that we must part, be not troubled, for that will trouble me.

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