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A JOURNAL

OF THE

LIFE, TRAVELS, SUFFERINGS, CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCES, AND LABOUR OF LOVE,

OF

GEORGE FOX.

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LIFE, TRAVELS, SUFFERINGS, CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCES, AND LABOUR OF LOVE, IN
THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY, OF THAT EMINENT AND FAITHFUL SERVANT
OF JESUS CHRIST, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, IN GREAT PEACE WITII

THE LORD, THE 13TH OF THE 11TH MONTH, 1690.

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“They that turn many to righteousness, shall shine as the stars for ever and ever,” Dan, xil. 3.

“Many shall run to and fro; and knowledge shall be increased,” Dan. xii, 4.
“ If we suffer, we shall also reign with him” (1. e, with Christ), 2 Tim. ii. 12.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

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CHAPTER I.--1663–1666.—George Fox visits London—taken up at Tenterden

and examined by the magistrates, but liberated-precious meetings in Wales

-at Derwentwater meets with an old woman whose husband was aged 122

years-apprehended and taken before the magistrates at Holker Hall, but

liberated on his parole to appear at the sessions-appears accordingly, and

is committed to Lancaster jail-many poor Friends imprisoned there at the

same time, whose families become chargeable in consequence-one of them

(Oliver Atherton) dies in jail, where he was immured by the Countess of

Derby for tithes-George Fox has the oath tendered him at the assizes, and

is re-committed- Margaret Fell is also imprisoned there—the prisoners in

Lancaster jail to Justice Fleming--a brief warning to the same by George

Fox-George Fox disputes with Major Wiggan (who was also a prisoner),

and confutes him—writes to the judges against giving nicknames—writes a

warning to all high professors—also a warning against the spirit of John

Perrot-at the assizes he points out many fatal errors in his indictment, and

it is quashed in consequence, but the judge ensnares him with the oath, and

he is again remanded to prison—suffers much from the badness of the prison

-at the next assizes he again points out fatal errors in his indictment, and

is immediately hurried away to jail, and sentence is passed on him in his

absence--a testimony against titheshe is removed to Scarbro' Castle-has

several conferences and disputes with divers persons there—writes to the

king respecting his imprisonment, and is set at liberty_copy of his discharge

and passport—the day after George Fox's liberation the great fire broke out

in London, a vision of which he had in Lancaster Castle—the hand of the

Lord turned against persecutors,

CHAPTER II.-1666–1669.-George Fox visits a man above one hundred years

old, who had been convinced—refutes a slander that Friends love none but

themselves—has a meeting at Captain Taylor's [at Brighouse], where a

neighbouring knight threatens again to imprison him-comes to London,

and finds the city in ruins as he had seen it in a vision some years before-

is moved to recommend the setting up of monthly meetings to take care of

God's glory, and to admonish and exhort such as walk disorderly_travels

through the nation for this purpose-meets with opposition in Huntingdon-

shire and Bedfordshire—when at Shrewsbury it was rumoured that “the

great Quaker of England was come to town"—the hypocrisy of the Presby-

terians detected—they and the Independents persecute when in power, but

flinch in time of persecution by other powers—George Fox recommends

certain regulations to be observed relative to Friends' marriages—he also

recommends the establishment of a school at Waltham for boys, and one at

Shacklewell for girls—the meetings for discipline are the means of a great

reformation among the people—George Fox discovers a cheat, writes a

prophetic wa to Friends—monthly meetings settled throughout the

nation—the order and good results thereof-George Fox disputes with a

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