Reasons for Withdrawing from Society with the People Called Quakers

Reasons for Withdrawing from Society with the People Called Quakers : With Additional Observations on Sundry Important Subjects; To Which Is Added a Friendly Expostulation, and Serious Considerations on Revelation, the Scriptures, War, Morality and Superst

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Excerpt from Reasons for Withdrawing From Society With the People Called Quakers: With Additional Observations on Sundry Important Subjects; To Which Is Added a Friendly Expostulation, and Serious Considerations on Revelation, the Scriptures, War, Morality and Superstition The/ensuing tracts were published at different times in Ireland, according to their respective dates, and are now ofl'ered to the British public in a collected form. I prefer exhibiting them in the plain dress, in which they origi nally appeared, Without attempting to give them/' any additional polish, or to collect the sentiments into a te gular series, because, in the present form, the reader may more clearly see the train of thought, as it arose, and as one idea led to another. My sole object is the investiga tion hf truth, and to promote a spiritiof serious and liberal enquiry; and in a pursuit of this important na ture, I have sought neither literary nor personal reputa tion. A desire to procure literary fame, or to preserve a personal reputation, frequently influeri'ces an author to conform to the present fashion of the public taste, and to be more studious to please, than disposed to run the risk of offending by advancing bold, unpalatable truths, in an unadorned style yet I desire to ayoid a disposition to dogmatize, as I well know the weakness of human judg ment, when accompanied even with the'hest intentions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243206801
  • 9780243206803