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drawing the pi&ture of the advanced Christian only, we have not attempted to speak of his faith, further than as productive of its genuine fruits. However, with respect to it, let us add, that he believes what is revealed in the oracles of God; that, in conformity to the faith of the universal church of Christ, he believes that man has sinned; Christ has died for him; and that eternal redemption is procured for all who believe in, love and obey him.
SUFFERINGS OF MR. WAKE.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S
MAGAZINE. Sir, TN your number for December last, is a memoir of arch| bishop Wake, to which should have been prefixed, I think, some account of the sufferings of his grandfather, the deprived and persecuted minister of Wareham, in Dorsetshire. The following statement was drawn up by captain Wake of Shapwick, in that county, and communicated by him to Dr. Walker, who inserted it entire in his work, from whence I have extracted it for your use, if you think proper to continue the plan of giving occasional accounts of the cruelties practised upon the loyal and orthodox clergy, in the great rebellion.
THE villainous usage of this reverend old gentleman was such, that I should scarce have ventured to relate it, had I not received the account of it from the hands of his own son, the late generous and hospitable capt. Wake of Shapwicke, in Dorsetshire, one of the most noted old royalists in England, and father to the present right reverend bishop of Lincoln. Nor should I, without some scruple, have told it even after him, though a person of known integrity, had he not been an eye-witness of his father's most accursed treatment, and in some measure a partaker and fellow sufferer
with him in his afflictions. And left I should be thought to have given an invidious turn to the story in relating it, thé reader shall have it in the very words of that loyal and wor. thy old gentleman.
* The parliament, who began the rebellion, having given a commission to one Mr. Robert Morton of Wareham, in Dorset, to fortify that town, having an old rampart about it; and to garrison it for the parliament; upon a Sunday in the afternoon, at the cross, there being a great number of the inhabitants got together, he made a declaration of the power given him, and his resolutions to proceed on the fortifications; and encouraged the inhabitants to assist him. My father being by on foot, and Morton on horseback, with his pistols before him; my father spake to the people not to give credit, and be misled by a pretended authority of Mr. Morton's : upon which, Morton drew out one of his pistols, and taking the barrel in his hand, struck my father with the lock, over the head, somewhat to his detriment; which was all that paffed at that time. The next day, Morton, with his factious assistants, proceeded on the fortifications; and my father and one Mr. Harding having been out at the end of the town, taking the air, at his return without the works, met Mortoni on horseback, who questioned my father for what he had said the Sunday; and drew out a pistol, charged with great shot, and fired in his face, and presently drew out his other pistol, charged with bullets, and shot him in the head, and one of the bullets lodged in his forehead at the breaking of the hair; with which he fell to the ground; 'when Morton called to his boy, a poor child, that he had taken of the town, and bid him make an end of him as he lay on the ground; which the boy refused to do, having had many times relief at my father's door : upon which, Morton drew his sword, and gave him two cuts over the head, very large, which he thought had dispatched him; but life was remaining, notwithstanding he had by the hail shot, bullets, and cuts, eleven wounds in his head, many of which probed one to the other. Then the standers-by got a chair, and carried him home: mean time, one Susan Bolke, a servant of my father's, being in a field hard by fetching of pease, came, and with her corn-pike, madé at Morton; who rode from her, and was pursued by her into his own doors. There was no surgeon nearer than Corfe-Castle, one Mr. Palfry, who was sent for to take care of my father ; but was by the guard placed by Morton on the south bridge, denied entrance; upon which, a boat' was got for him to get over the river, as
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he did, and came to my father, and by God's blessing upon his endeavours, recovered him; who was hardly got well before major Sidenham, by order of the committee, seized him, and committed him, with several others, close prisoners in the Black Rod at Dorchester; and in a short time after, they were in all likelihood poisoned; several dying, and my father, one Mr. Ware, Mr. Gardner, and Mr. Moone, taking a quantity of plague waters, threw ont a slimy scab all over their bodies, which was supposed, saved their lives; but notwithstanding purging, and what else they were ada vised to, my father had for above a year after, several botches and boils that rose and brake upon him; and I ate .. tended him daily, and plaistered him, to draw off the corruption, which remained several years upon him. In the mean time they plundered and sequestered my father, conținued him in prison, and turned my mother and three children out of doors, seizing what goods they had remaining. So soon as my father got his liberty, mỹ father went into the king's army, and was in Sherbourn-Castle' when it was taken, and after a prisoner in custody, was stripped naked, and led with several others, men and women, in triumph through all the town, which was near half a mile from the castle to the upper part of it; and from thence sent a prisoner to Pool, where the plague then was, and there continued until exchanged to Corfe-Castle; in which castle, when that was betrayed, he was again taken, and barbarously dealt with. During all this time, his estate was under fequestration, and my dear mother and sister enforced to work for bread for themselves, and children, and for my dear father, who was for the most part a prisoner. And after the king's army were all suppressed, and garrisons taken, and surren. dered, my father came to live in Blandford; and with Mr. Hooke, a sequestered divine, and others, kept up the disci. pline of the Church of England at Brinston-Chapel; and when prevented there, constantly in his own house; out of which, major Pellham, Dowy, Lee, Chaffie, and others, pulled him out of his bed, and kept him, a very infirm man, in guard, and daily moved him with them, as they were commanded from place to place. They afterwards brought a troop of dragoons to seize him, and such as frequented the prayers of the church, and barbarously murthered one Walter Elkins, a cutler, who made good his house and refused to be their prisoner; and then again they seized my father, and mounted him behind a dragoon, to carry him to Dorchester-prison; when, being on a market-day, the town
and country rose, and pursued them, and after two or three miles pursuit, I got up with them, and by the assistance of major Uvedale, coming then from Dorchester-assizes, rel. cued him, and brought him back : but in a little time after he was again seized, and carried prisoner to Dorchester; where he continued a prisoner until those yillains were thrown out of commission. He was nine een times a prisoner in the time of the rebellion, and all that time under sequestration.
His blood was the first spilt in opposition to the rebels in the West of England; receiving the wounds before mentioned, before the commission of array came down, or the action of the worthy sir John Stawell at Mattocks-tree, in Somersetshire; and was enforced to sue for his estate after his majesty's restoration, to throw out one Chaplin that possessed it by sequestration. Morton above mentioned, had a great sickness before the rebellion, and was sustained by my mother. He was taken prisoner by the king's party, and brought into Bridgwater, and there by a court-martial, for villainy, condemned to be hanged; my father got him off, and sent him home to Wareham; where my mother was then again living; but he in a litile time after his return, put her and her children out of the town a second time, and caused her to be plundered. This I aver to be a true and just ac: count, to my knowledge, and perfect remembrance; who was in the time of the rebellion, eighteen times a prisoner, and twice condemned to be hanged, drawn, and quartered; got off from the first by a rebel uncle, and the second time by the articles I made with captain Crooke at Southmolton, in Devonshire.
On The MISSION OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES.
(Continued from Vol. XII. page 457.)
THE first instance of any attention being paid by any of
1 their party to Gentiles that we find recorded, is the interview that took place at Cesaræa between Peter and an of. ficer in the Roman army, by name Cornelius, who happened to be then residing in that city. That Centurion, we are told, had been directed by some extraordinary messenger of
the invisible One to send to Joppa for Peter (where that Apoftle then happened to be) for the purpose of receiving certain instructions from him, on which his own salvation depended. With that injunction he immediately complied, and in expectation of hearing something very interesting from this unknown Ifraelite on his arrival, the Centurion had previously invited his kinsmen and near friends to partake of the benefit of it. St. Peter, who, it seems, had been instructed by fimilar means to comply with the Centurion's request, without delay pro. ceeded to Cesarea, and on his arrival at the house of Cornelius, found this party of Aliens assembled together, and as foon as he had been introduced to them, he is said to have begun his address to them with the following preliminary remark:-“ Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company with, or to come to one of another nation. (a) But God hath shewed me that I fhould not call any man common or unclean." (b)
But what could he have meant by saying that it was an unlawful thing for a Jew to go to one of another nation? Did he mean to say that every sort of intercourse whatever between Jews and the rest of mankind was forbidden by the law of Moses ? In what part of the Pentateuch is such an entire prohibition to be met with? Whoever will give him. self the trouble to examine that law throughout with due at. tention, will perceive that it is at least not quite clear that such a' total separation was enjoined by it. And whoever
(a) Korrao bar na Tipooep groboci ar ropune. By which words are not to be understood as if a Jew might have no dealings with a Gentile and traffic with them: for it was next to impossible to do otherwise, they living very many of them in heathen cities. And Gentiles came continually to Jerusalem in the way of trade, Neh. xii. 16. What was ținlawful was conversing with Gentiles in near and close society, as the word xolac bo* signifies, and that especially in these two thingsnot to eat with them and not to go into their houses. And this is that for which they of the circumcision excepted at Peter upon his return. xi. Ch. 3. Lightroot, vol. i. p. 844.
* See Acts v. 13.- Açts ix. 26. Eph. v.31.-Rom. xii. 9.-Mark x. 7.
(6) Acts x. 28. That St. Peter was commanded in a vision to preach the gospel to Cornelius, does not appear to me to imply that, previous to that consmand, St. Peter had considered it as un. lawful. . Marsh's Mich. V. jäi.