A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution Volume 6

A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution Volume 6

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...tried by the Lord Chief-justice Jefferies for reflecting upon bishops, in his "Paraphrase on the New Testament;" for which he was fined five hundred marks, to lie in prison till the fine should be paid, and to give security for his good behaviour for seven years. See the preceding reign. CRESCENTIUS MATHERUS, M. 49, 1688. Sturt sc. 8vo. The date on this print has been altered. There are, at least, two more prints of him; one by White, another by Faber, both in 8vo. Increase Mather, minister of the Old Church, and president of Harvard College, at Boston, in New England, was an independent minister of considerable eminence. He was author of " Epistola ad Joannem Leusdenum, de Successu Evangelii apud Indos in Nova Anglia," 1688, 8vo. "Some important News about Conversion, delivered in sundry Sermons," 1674, 8vo. A "History of the Wars of New England," 1676, 4to. "An Essay for the recording of illustrious Providences," 1684, 8vo. "The Wonders of free Grace, or a complete History of all the remarkable Penitents executed at Tyburn, &c. for thirty years last past," 1690, 8vo. The writings of this author, and Cotton his son, relative to the New England Witches, made a great noise in the world, and are, to this day, matter of astonishment to those who read the history in detail, with the various attestations of the facts.f The people of New England became (though late) sensible of the delusion, and that so much so, that a fast and humiliation was instituted to deprecate the vengeance of God from the shedders of innocent blood. The tide of this strange persecution was turned by the following singular incident: The wife of a clergyman being accused of witchcraft, the wives of all the clergy...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547004
  • 9781236547002