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An Address to Protestants of all Persuasions ; more es-

pecially the Magistracy and Clergy; for the promotion

of Virtue and Charity. In two Parts .

1 and 45

Saul Smitten to the Ground : being a brief but faithful

Narralive of the Dying Remorse of a late living

Enemy to the People called Quakers, and their Faith

and Worship, Matthew Hide. Attested by Eye and

Ear Witnesses, whereof his Widow is one. Puðlished,

in Honour to God, for a Warning to Gainsayers, and

a Confirmation to the Honest-hearted. With an Ap-

pendix, both to foes and friends, on this occasion 155

An Epistle to the Children of Light in this Generation,

called of God to be partakers of Eternal Life in

Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, and Light of the



England's Great Interest in the Choice of this New Par.

liament. Dedicated to all her Freeholders and Electors 181

One Project for the good of England ; that is, Our Civil

Union is our Civil Safety. Humbly dedicated to the

Great Council, the Parliament of England


A brief Examination and State of Liberty Spiritual :

both with respect to Persons in their private capacity,

and in their Church Society and Communion. Written

for the Establishment of the Faithful, Information of

the Simple-hearted, and Reproof of the Arrogant and



A Letler from William Penn, Proprietor and Governor

of Pennsylvania in America, to the Committee of the

Free Society of Traders of that Province, residing in

London; containing a general Description of the said

Province, its Soil, Air, Water, Seasons, and Produce,

both natural and arlificial, and the good increase

thereof: wilh an Account of the Natives, or Aborigines 223


The New Athenians no Noble Bereans : being Answers

to several Athenian Mercuries, in behalf of the People

called Quakers


A Key, opening the way to every Capacity how to dis-

tinguish the Religion professed by the People called

Quakers, from the Perversions and Misrepresentations

of their Adversaries. With a brief Exhortation to

all sorts of People, to examine their Ways and their

Hearts, and turn speedily to the Lord


A Reply to a prelended Answer, by a Nameless Author,

to W. Penn's Key; in which the Principles of the

People called Quakers are farther explained and con-


Some Fruits of Solilude, in Reflections and Maxims re-

lating to the Conduct of Human Life. In Two Parts 351

A brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People

called Quakers, in which their fundamental Principle,

Doctrines, Worship, Ministry, and Discipline, are

plainly declared.


Primitive Christianity Revived, in the Faith and Prac-

tice of the People called Quakers. Written in Testi-

mony to the present Dispensation of God, through

them, to the World; that Prejudices may be removed,

the Simple informed, the Well-inclined encouraged,

and the innocent Friends rightly represented


A Testimony to the Truth of God, as held by the People

called Quakers. Being a short Vindication of them

from the Abuses and Misrepresentations often put

upon them by envious Apostates and mercenary Ad-



A Defence of a Paper intitled Gospel Truths, against

the Exceptions of the Bishop of Cork's Testimony 527

The Advice of William Penn to his Children, relating to

their Religious Conduct



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Giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue ; and to virtue, knowledge; and : to knowledge, temperance ; and to temperance, patience; and to patience,

godliness ; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things, is blind, and cannot see far off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 2 Pet. i. 5,6, 7, 8, 9,

Published in the Year 1679.

THE PREFACE.* The acceptance this address has found with all sorts of people, to whose hands it has come, who value religion for the sake of piety, more than out of interest or formality, hath brought it a second time to public view.

It was writ in the year 1679, as a Christian expedient for peace and safety : but our animosities were then too great, to consider of the best means to obtain them; which stood, and does, and will ever stand, in a thorough reformation of hearts and lives: else God, that cannot lie, in the ways of his providence, will undoubtedly meet with us, as he has often done and yet will do, to our great confusion, if we do not speedily repent and forsake those courses by which he is provoked against us. The design of the author was that of Christianity, to mend the spirits and lives of men, by shewing the odiousness of sin, the vanity of self,

* This Preface was put to a second edition of this book. VOL. 111.


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