The following stories are intended for children of various ages. I have presupposed a certain familiarity with the chief actors and parties, and an understanding of such names as Cavalier, Roundhead, Presbyterian, Independent, etc.; I have preferred to write for older boys and girls who will wish for a true account of suffering bravely borne; though without undue insistence on the physical side. For to tell the stories of these lives without the terrible, glorious account of the cruel beatings, imprisonments, and even ...
The following stories are intended for children of various ages. I have presupposed a certain familiarity with the chief actors and parties, and an understanding of such names as Cavalier, Roundhead, Presbyterian, Independent, etc.; I have preferred to write for older boys and girls who will wish for a true account of suffering bravely borne; though without undue insistence on the physical side. For to tell the stories of these lives without the terrible, glorious account of the cruel beatings, imprisonments, and even martyrdom in which they often ended here, is not truly to tell them at all. The tragic darkness in the picture is necessary to enhance its high lights. It must be remembered that this is not a History of the Early Quaker Movement, but a book of stories of some Early Quaker Saints. The stories are intended in the first place for Quaker children, and are written throughout from a Quaker standpoint, though with the wish to be as fair as possible not only to our staunch forefathers, but also to their doughty antagonists. Even when describing the fiercest encounters between them, I have tried to write nothing that might perplex or pain other than Quaker listeners; above all, to be ever mindful of what George Fox himself calls 'the hidden unity in the Eternal Being.' * A TALK ABOUT SAINTS * I. 'STIFF AS A TREE, PURE AS A BELL' * II. 'PURE FOY, MA JOYE' * III. THE ANGEL OF BEVERLEY * IV. TAMING THE TIGER * V. 'THE MAN IN LEATHER BREECHES' VI. THE SHEPHERD OF PENDLE HILL VII. THE PEOPLE IN WHITE RAIMENT VIII. A WONDERFUL FORTNIGHT IX. UNDER THE YEW-TREES X. 'BEWITCHED!' XI. THE JUDGE'S RETURN XII. 'STRIKE AGAIN!' XIII. MAGNANIMITY XIV. MILES HALHEAD AND THE HAUGHTY LADY XV. SCATTERING THE SEED XVI. WRESTLING FOR GOD XVII. LITTLE JAMES AND HIS JOURNEYS XVIII. THE FIRST QUAKER MARTYR XIX. THE CHILDREN OF READING MEETING XX. THE SADDEST STORY OF ALL XXI. PALE WINDFLOWERS XXII. AN UNDISTURBED MEETING XXIII. BUTTERFLIES IN THE FELLS XXIV. THE VICTORY OF AMOR STODDART XXV. THE MARVELOUS VOYAGE OF THE GOOD SHIP 'WOODHOUSE' XXVI. RICHARD SELLAR AND THE 'MERCIFUL MAN' XXVII. TWO ROBBER STORIES--WEST AND EAST XXVIII. SILVER SLIPPERS: OR A QUAKERESS AMONG THE TURKS XXIX. FIERCE FEATHERS XXX. THE THIEF IN THE TANYARD XXXI. HOW A FRENCH NOBLE BECAME A FRIEND XXXII. PREACHING TO NOBODY COME-TO-GOOD HISTORICAL NOTES Note.--An Asterisk denotes stories suitable for younger children.
New in New jacket. Lang: -English, Pages 584. It is the reprint edition of the original edition which was published long back (1917). The book is printed in black on high quality paper with Matt Laminated colored dust cover. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. We tried to manage the best possible copy but in some cases, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or with black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. Print on Demand.
F Cayley-Robinson. Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Very faded covers, but a robust interior, clean bar a gift inscription. Stories intended for children, some for nine and ten year olds, others marked in the contents list for older children. With 6 tipped in colour plates by F Cayley-Robinson.
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