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Piety Promoted (Volume 2): In a Collection of Dying Sayings of Many of the People Called Quakers


Piety Promoted (Volume 2): In a Collection of Dying Sayings of Many of the People Called Quakers

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    Available in PDF Format | Piety Promoted (Volume 2): In a Collection of Dying Sayings of Many of the People Called Quakers.pdf | English
    William Evans (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854. Excerpt: ... could be made sensible of the great loss which they sustained in their best interests, by suffering the chaining things of this life to prevent them from assembling with their brethren, and participating in that good, of which the patient, sincere travailer might be permitted to partake. He was seized with an apoplectic fit, a few days afterwards, and died at the age of eighty-four, in the Second month, 1816. JOHN BATEMAN was born at Bunhill, in Norfolk, in the year 1732, of parents who were members of our religious Society: and was brought up under the care of his grandfather. He was early sensible of the power of divine grace, and when about seven years old, was remarkably contrited in spirit, at a meeting for worship held in silence. The precious remembrance of this extension of divine regard, and of the religious example and precepts of his grandfather, often proved instructive to him in the succeeding stages of life. He served his apprenticeship at Wymondham, to a Friend, who endeavoured, by proper restriction and wholesome counsel, to preserve him from those evils to which the young are particularly exposed: a religious care which, he frequently observed, had been of lasting benefit to him. When about twenty-six years of age, he settled at Chatteris, in the Isle of Ely. In this allotment he had many secret exercises of soul to pass through: but as he was concerned patiently to wait for the quickening influence of divine love, He who knew his integrity became his shield and exceeding great reward, and enabled him to walk in his holy fear. He was for many years an elder in our Society, and filled that station acceptably to his friends. In the discharge of this duty, he believed it to be right for him, at times, to leave his outward concerns, and to pe...
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