Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

number of new, if not important, illustrations touching the Nonjurors—the proceedings of Convocation—the Trinitarian controversies—the social life of the Clergyand the character of the Nonconformist ministers.

Ι I may add that in tracing the origin and progress of Religious Societies during the reign of William III., I have received most valuable assistance from the respected Secretaries of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, who have favoured me with interesting extracts from their earliest records.

My best thanks are also due to the Right Reverend the Bishop of Chester for a copy of the writ summoning Spiritual peers to Parliament. Sir John G. S. Lefevre, Clerk of the Parliaments, to whose usual courtesy I am indebted for a copy of the Comprehension BillMr. Thoms, the Librarian of the House of Lords—the Librarians at Oxford, Cambridge, and Lambeth—the Rev. T. Hunter, Librarian of Dr. Williams' Library—and the Rev. D. Hewitt, of Exeter, have also laid me under obligations which I gratefully acknowledge.

I venture to add, that in this, as in my former volumes, I have endeavoured to maintain an honest impartiality in the estimate of characters and incidents, together with a firm attachment to my own religious and ecclesiastical principles. My aim throughout has been to promote the cause of truth and charity among Christian Englishmen.

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]
[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]

..................

Clerical Costume
State of Society
Intemperance
Superstition

331
332
334
335

Essay on the Human Under-
standing ...

346
Leslie-Blount..

349
Toland and Norris

350
Literary Style ... ......... 352

Societies Advocated from the

Pulpit

..... 361

Christian Knowledge Society... 364

Society for Propagating the

Gospel in Foreign Parts ...... 369

..

[blocks in formation]

CHAPTER XXI.

Deaths of Nonconformists-

Philip Henry ...

442

Samuel Annesley ............ 443

Deaths of Nonconformists

..... 444

Bates-Howe

............... 445

Vincent ............

CHAPTER XXII.

.................

Baptists........

451

Kiffin and Keach

453

Caffin............

455

Quakers : Fox and Barclay...... 456

Penn

Mysticism

Norris

*...***.....• 497

458

459

...........

« AnteriorContinuar »