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OF THE.

RISE AND PROGRESS

OF THE PEOPLE CALLED

QUAKERS,

IN IRELAND,
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FROM THE YEAR 1653 to 1700.

COMPILED AT THE REQUEST OF THEIR NATIONAL MEETING,

BY THOMAS WIGHT, OF CORK.

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REVISED, ENLARGED, and CONTINUED to the YFAR 1751,

BY JOHN RUTTY.

FOURTH EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED AND SOLD BY WILLIAM PHILLIPS,
GEORGE YARD, LOMBARD STREET.

1811.

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Frinds & Liby. (Friends)

8-33- H.A. Blackwell.

PART. I.

THE faith of the primitive Chriftians confidered as a
lively operative one.-An apoftacy fucceeded, in
which that was loft.-That apoftacy was brought
on, and the Chriftian religion corrupted by the
pretended vicars and representatives of Chrift Jefus.
-The ground of the apoftacy, the corruption of
human nature, and particularly pride, fomented by
riches and large revenues annexed to the church.
-The pride and policy of the pope and his
minifters exemplified in their arrogating the name
and power of the church to themselves, in enjoin-
ing celibacy to those called the clergy.-The bishop
of Rome's affuming a fupremacy over all other
bishops; his claiming the fupreme direction over
universities, and the power of licenfing books, and
his fetting up a dominion over kings and emperors;
his extreme and peculiar cruelty, and his monftrous
covetoufnefs fhewn.-A fhort sketch of the popish
corruptions, of the primitive difcipline and doctrine,
whilft a time of grofs ignorance prevailed.

PART II.

In the most dark and ignorant ages a faithful few were
preferved, who teftified against the prevailing cor-
ruptions of the times, fome of which are specified,
as Claudius Bishop of Turin, Petrus de Bruis,
Henricus ex Monacho, Hildegardis and Bridget,
two propheteffes, Waldo, from whom the Wal-
denfes, John Wickliff, Walter Brute, John Hus,
Jerom of Prague, Luther, Zuinglius, Melancton,
Ecolampadius, and others; Tindal's tranflation
of the Bible, and the remarkable oppofition of the
clergy to it; the progrefs of the reformation gra
dual; the defects of the reformation traced in fome

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