A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts, on the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects

A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts, on the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...they were all divided into small detachments, of two or three hundred in company, whose business it was to disarm all that were disaffected to their cause, and which actually they did. These companies of armed men, to whatsoever parish they came, if the minister was at home, and not so securely protected by his parishioners, as that they were afraid to attack him, they carried him out to the market-place of the town or village where he resided, or to the most publick place of the parish, if it had no town in it; and there giving him names in abundance, pulled his gown over his ears, and tore it in many pieces, dislodging his family, and throwing the furniture out of his house, and threatening him with death if ever he should return to the place to preach any more. Some of them they drove through rivers, in a deep storm of snow which then happened, the rivers not being quite frozen over, and in such deep places, as that the water reached up to their necks. One of these ministers, so used, came in his wet cloaths through the deep snow to his brother minister of Straven's house, within seven or eight miles of Glasgow. These, and such like usages, go under the name of Rabbling, the various instances of which were too tedious here to insert: Some were cruelly beaten and wounded; some of their wives, when they came to rescue them, big with child, were so violently pushed with the club-end of their muskets, that they immediately miscarried; as particularly, the minister of Kilbride's wife, a gentlewoman of a very good family, was so used. The parish lies within seven miles of Glasgow. By these, and such like usages, some two hundred and sixty ministers in the west of Scotland were expelled their livings. These violences were done all Scotland...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 23.62mm | 816.46g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236503686
  • 9781236503688