The Bible in Wales: A Study in the History of the Welsh People, with an Introductory Address and a Bibliography

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H. Sotheran, 1906 - Bible - 175 pages
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Page 51 - BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY, of which .the sole object shall be to encourage a wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures, without note or comment...
Page 51 - The AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY ;" of which the sole object shall be, to encourage a wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures without note or comment.
Page 67 - IMPRINTED AT LONDON by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1599.
Page 49 - When the arrival of the cart was announced which carried the first sacred load, the Welsh peasants went out in crowds to meet it, welcomed it as the Israelites did the Ark of old — drew it into the town, and eagerly bore off every copy, as rapidly as they could be dispersed.
Page 22 - Mr. V. Powell, in the preface to his Scripture Catechism, published in the year 1646, says, — "Having finished this little Catechism in English, it is translated into Welsh for my dear and soul-hungering countrymen, who have not to my knowledge any, excepting one (if one), of this nature, nay, far worse, have not of godly, able Welsh ministers, one for a county, nor one Welsh Bible for five hundred families...
Page 48 - Surely a society might be formed for the purpose ; and if for Wales, why not for the kingdom ; why not for the whole world ? " That was the beginning of the British and Foreign Bible Society which took shape and began work in 1804.
Page 25 - For by the large and bountiful contributions which, chiefly by his industry and prudent application, were obtained from charitable persons of all ranks and conditions, from the nobility and gentry of Wales, and the neighbouring counties, and several of that quality in and about London ; from divers of the right reverend bishops, and of the clergy ; and from that perpetual fountain of charity, the city of London, led on and encouraged by the most bountiful example of the Right Honourable the Lord...
Page 48 - There are none of our poor people willing to live and die •without contributing their mites towards forwarding so glorious a design. Their zeal and eagerness in the good cause, surpasses every thing I have ever before -witnessed. On several occasions we have been obliged to check their liberality, and take half what they offered, and what we thought they ouÁht to give.
Page 10 - May, one thousand six hundred sixty and four, and the same books to remain in such convenient places within the said churches, that such as understand them may resort at all convenient times to read and peruse the same, and also such as do not understand the said language, may, by conferring both tongues together, the sooner attain to the knowledge of the English tongue...

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