The History of Chelmsford

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 150 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1820. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... memoirs of the ministers of chelmsford. The Rev. John among the writers of the Gospel, with which the primitive church was blessed was "Luke the beloved Physician," of whom Jeromt elegantly says? that as the Apostles from fishers of fish, became fishers of men; so from a Physician of bodies, Luke was made a Physician of souls; and as his book is re-ad in the eburch, his medicine will not cease.'--. So among the first preachers, who rendered the primitive times of New England happy, there was one, who might likewise be called a ' beloved Physician, ' one to whom there might also be given theeulogy, which the ancients think was given to Luke a brother whose praise was in the gospel throughout all the churches. This was Mr. John Fiske. Mr. Fiske, was born in the parish of St. James, in fhe county of Suffolk, England, about the year 1601, of pious parents. His grand parents and gr. grand parents. were eminently zealous in the true religion. In the reign of Queen Mary, of six brothers of this name, three were papists and three protestants. Two of the latter were grievously persecuted. The one from whom John the subject of this memoir descended, was, to avoid burning, hid many months in a woodpile, and afterward half a year in a cellar This memoir is taken principally from Cotton Mather's Magnalia. f " Quomodo Apostoli de Piscatoribus piscium, Piscatores hominum focti sunt, ita de Medics corporum in Medicutu versus est aiiiinarura. Ciijns liber qnotiescnmque legitur in Edisiis, totiee jnedicinanon cessat." where he wrought by candlelight at manufactures and remained undiscovered. But his many hardships brought on excessive bleeding, which shortened his days and added to " the cry of the souls under the altar." John was the eldest of four children, who all came with h...

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