The Principles of Peace, Exemplified in the Conduct of the Society of Friends in Ireland, During the Rebellion of the Year 1798

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William Phillips, 1825 - 208 páginas
 

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Página 139 - This young man, apprehending that his life was i•n danger, and that he could find no protection but by outward means of defence, took up the resolution accordingly to put on a military uniform, and to associate with armed men, He told his connexions, that they would all be murdered, if they remained in such a defenceless state in the country; and, taking with him some papers of consequence, he fled to a neighbouring garrisontown.
Página 159 - The assassin has been my guide in the defiles of the boundaries of Italy ; the smuggler of the Pyrenees has received me with a welcome in his secret paths. Armed, I should have been the enemy of both ; unarmed, they have alike respected me. In such expectation, I have long since laid aside all menacing apparatus whatever. Arms...
Página 56 - ... which he had, and broke it in pieces in the street opposite to his own house ; an example of fidelity to his principles, and a spectacle of wonder to his neighbours. A little after this, when the government ordered all arms to be given up to the magistrates, it was a source of satisfaction to many, that, in a general way, the members of the Society were found to be without any such thing in their possession On this head, a circumstance, relating to the Friend above alluded to, deserves to be...
Página 147 - if they could make it appear they were Quakers they should not be killed.' As they were not in reality members of the Society, this was not attempted to be done. Those who had them in custody then took Samuel aside, and on certain conditions offered him his life; but, whatever was the nature of these conditions, he firmly rejected them; and when the holy water, as they termed it, was brought to them, he turned his back upon it. "The insurgents then shot his elder brother, whom he very much...
Página 144 - Ross : but he and his wife thought it right to remain at their own residence. He was taken prisoner, soon after, with his elder brother John, and conveyed to the mansion of F. King, of Scullabogue, his wife accompanying them. John lamented his situation and former manner of life, signifying that he was ill prepared to die; but Samuel encouraged him by repeating the declaration of our Saviour, " He that findeth his life shall lose it, and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Página 154 - ... night and day; but the great Lord of all was pleased wonderfully to preserve our Friends, especially those who kept faithful to their peaceable principle, according to the doctrine of Christ in the holy Scriptures, as recorded in his excellent sermon which he preached' on the mount, in the 5th, 6th, and 7th chapters of Matthew, which is quite opposite to killing, revenge, and destruction, even of our enemies...
Página vi - ... may seem, may possess a degree of importance, when viewed in relation to the principle. As the time will undoubtedly come — and no one can say how soon it may arrive — when the Christian principles of Peace will be more generally received and acted upon in the world than they are at present; every contribution, however small, pointing out the way in which the followers of Peace have endeavoured to obey their Lord and Master's literal injunctions on this fundamental point, and commemorating...
Página 137 - Philadelphia, which states that " It was cause of grateful acknowledgment to the God and Father of all our mercies, that in retrospection to that gloomy season, when, in some places, Friends did not know but that every day would be their last, seeing and hearing of so many of their neighbours being put to death, that no member of our Society fell a sacrifice in that way but one young man.
Página 154 - Two of these victims were men, who, in the simple language of the narrator, " used to go to their labour without any weapons, and trusted to the Almighty, and depended on His providence to protect them; (it being their principle not to use weapons of war to offend others or to defend themselves) ; but a spirit of distrust taking place in their minds, they took weapons of war to...
Página 208 - Primitive Christianity ; or, the Religion of the Ancient Christians in the first Ages of the Gospel, by William Cave, DD FINIS.

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