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NICHOLAS FERRAR, M.A.
FOUNDER OF A PROTESTANT RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT AT
Chiefly collected from a Narrative
THE RIGHT REV. DR. TURNER,
FORMERLY LORD BISHOP OF ELY;
And now edited, with Additions,
THE REV. T. M. MACDONOGH,
VICAR OF BOVINGDON.
JAMES NISBET AND CO. BERNERS STREET.
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TO THE HONOURABLE
GRANVILLE DUDLEY RYDER.
THE first edition of this little volume was dedicated to my mother-it was a surprise to her. The second edition I venture to dedicate to you, to whom also it will be a surprise. Pray pardon the liberty, and accept the poor offering as it is meant.
The first edition was published anonymously. To the second I affix my name, because I care not how publicly I acknowledge myself
And affectionate servant,
T. M. MACDONOGH.
DR. FRANCIS TURNER, formerly Bishop of Ely, the biographer of Mr. Nicholas Ferrar, was of opinion, that "his life was not only admirable but imitable-by the gentry especially
or by his fellow-citizens, who gain plentiful estates, and then retire into the country."
He adds, in a preface intended to have been published with the Life of Ferrar: "If some things in this Life are rather to be admired than followed, I confess I had two ends in writing it first, and especially, as an exemplary pattern of Christian economics; secondly, as an illustrious example of a more illuminate man in the Church of England than any, I believe, they can shew us in the Church of Rome, if they will tell us nothing but the honest truth; or any other sect whatever.”
The Editor thinks, also, that the contemplation of so holy and self-denying a character