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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Old portraits and modern Sketches (search)
e world, with no other books than the Bible and Fox's Martyrs, he penned that great work which has ell admire the power of certain portions of George Fox's Journal, where a strong spirit clothes itss act out itself; and, in thy case, not even George Fox himself, knowing thy beautiful young friend,ds, in London, convened at the suggestion of George Fox, for the purpose of settling a little diffic of mankind from running into sheer fanaticism, Fox summoned his tried and faithful friends togethe it so fell out, that in the winter of 1651, George Fox, who had just been released from a cruel impis face towards Yorkshire. So travelling, says Fox, in his Journal, through the countries, to sevetory that he was the victim of sorcery; that George Fox carried with him a bottle, out of which he muaker at once; that, in short, the Arch-Quaker, Fox, was a wizard, and could be seen at the same moil. On his release, he fell in company with George Fox. At Walney Island, he was furiously assaulte[5 more...]
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The black men in the Revolution and the war of 1812. (search)
r of five hundred, walked in procession to Calton Hill, and in the open air proclaimed unmolested the very principles for which the martyrs of the past century had suffered. The account of this tribute to the memory of departed worth cannot fail to awaken in generous hearts emotions of gratitude towards Him who has thus signally vindicated His truth, showing that the triumph of the oppressor is but for a season, and that even in this world a lie cannot live forever. Well and truly did George Fox say in his last days, The truth is above all. Will it be said, however, that this tribute comes too late; that it cannot solace those brave hearts which, slowly broken by the long agony of colonial servitude, are now cold in strange graves? It is, indeed, a striking illustration of the truth that he who would benefit his fellow-man must walk by faith, sowing his seed in the morning, and in the evening withholding not his hand; knowing only this, that in God's good time the harvest shal