in his lifetime he did not know anything about Quakers.
It would appear from this that the half-mystical, halfscientific writings of the alchemist and philosopher of Vilverde had not escaped the notice of Friends, and that they had included him in their broad eclecticism.
Note 16, page 333. The Quaker's Meeting, a painting by E. Hemskerck (supposed to be Egbert Hemskerck the younger, son of Egbert Hemskerck the old), in which William Penn and others—among them Charles II., or the Duke of York—are represented along with the rudest and most stolid class of the British rural population at that period.
Hemskerck came to London from Holland with King William in 1689.
He delighted in wild, grotesque subjects, such as the nocturnal intercourse of witches and the temptation of St. Anthony.
Whatever was strange and uncommon attracted his free pencil.
Judging from the portrait of Penn, he must have drawn his faces, figures, and costumes from life, although there may be something of cari