The Life of Thomas Fuller; With Notices of His Books, His Kinsmen, and His Friends Volume 1

The Life of Thomas Fuller; With Notices of His Books, His Kinsmen, and His Friends Volume 1

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...in their affection, ) begin now to assuage, and whether there be a dry place for this my innocent dove safely to settle herself. If she find any tolerable entertainment, or indifferent approbation abroad, it will give me encouragement to adventure a volume of a more useful subject and greater concernment in the view of the world. Thine in all Christian offices, Thomas Fuller." The work here alluded to was not his Pisgah-Sight, as Mr. Nichols stated,1 but either his already promised Ecclesiastical History, or his translation of the Annales of Ussher. There is nothing in our author's writings to indicate how long he remained in the metropolis after making his composition and attempting to find employment in pastoral duty. It is certain, however, that after a few months he removed from London, where, besides being harassed by attendance upon the committees, he was subject to other annoyances; one, in particular, being the compulsory registration of the names and addresses of those who had come from the royal garrisons.4 Again: "Upon extraordinary confluence of delinquents and papists to London," an ordinance passed both Houses (Dec. nth) to put them out of the city, for two months.3 There was, therefore, a degree of unpleasantness connected with Fuller's 1 Holy State, p. 402. See Rushworth, vi. 305. 'Whitelocke, p. 230. C C abode in London; and it is no wonder that, in the next authentic reference to him, he is found to be at a considerable distance from the city, viz. in Northamptonshire, January 1646-7. Circumstances brought him into contact with his former patron and college-associate, Edward Mountagu, who being in the confidence of the Parliament, was in a position of influence. From him the homeless and distressed clergyman met...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602668
  • 9781236602664