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IN THREE VOLUMES.
THE FOURTH EDITION.
PRINTED AND SOLD BY WILLIAM PHILLIPS, GEORGE YARD,
OF THE THIRD VOLUME.
An Address to Protestants of all Persuasions; more es-
pecially the Magistracy and Clergy; for the promotion
of Virtue and Charity. In two Parts.
Saul Smitten to the Ground: being a brief but faithful
Narrative of the Dying Remorse of a late living
Enemy to the People called Quakers, and their Faith
and Worship, Matthew Hide. Attested by Eye and
Ear Witnesses, whereof his Widow is one. Published,
in Honour to God, for a Warning to Gainsayers, and
a Confirmation to the Honest-hearted. With an Ap-
pendix, both to foes and friends, on this occasion
An Epistle to the Children of Light in this Generation,
called of God to be Partakers of Eternal Life in
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, and Light of the
England's Great Interest in the Choice of this New Par-
liament. Dedicated to all her Freeholders and Electors 18i
One Project for the good of England; that is, Our Civil
Union is our Civil Safety. Humbly dedicated to the
Great Council, the Parliament of England
A brief Examination and State of Liberty Spiritual:
both with respect to Persons in their private capacity,
and in their Church Society and Communion. Written
for the Establishment of the Faithful, Information of
the Simple-hearted, and Reproof of the Arrogant and
A Letter from William Penn, Proprietor and Governor
of Pennsylvania in America, to the Committee of the
Free Society of Traders of that Province, residing in
London; containing a general Description of the said
Province, its Soil, Air, Water, Seasons, and Produce,
both natural and artificial, and the good increase
The New Athenians no Noble Bereans: being Answers
to several Athenian Mercuries, in behalf of the People
A Key, opening the Way to every Capacity how to dis-
tinguish the Religion professed by the People called
Quakers, from the Perversions and Misrepresentations
of their Adversaries. With a brief Exhortation to
all sorts of People, to examine their Ways and their
Hearts, and turn speedily to the Lord
A Reply to a pretended Answer, by a Nameless Author,
to W. Penn's Key; in which the Principles of the
People called Quakers are farther explained and con-
Some Fruits of Solitude, in Reflections and Maxims re-
lating to the Conduct of Human Life. In Two Parts 351
A brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People
called Quakers, in which their fundamental Principle,
Doctrines, Worship, Ministry, and Discipline, are
Primitive Christianity Revived, in the Faith and Prac-
tice of the People called Quakers. Written in Testi-
mony to the present Dispensation of God, through
them, to the World; that Prejudices may be removed,
the Simple informed, the Well-inclined encouraged,
A Testimony to the Truth of God, as held by the People
called Quakers. Being a short Vindication of them
from the Abuses and Misrepresentations often put
A Defence of a Paper intitled Gospel Truths, against
the Exceptions of the Bishop of Cork's Testimony
The Advice of William Penn to his Children, relating to
PROTESTANTS OF ALL PERSUASIONS;
MORE ESPECIALLY THE
MAGISTRACY AND CLERGY;
FOR THE PROMOTION OF
VIRTUE AND CHARITY.
IN TWO PARTS.
BY WILLIAM PENN, A PROTESTANT.
Giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things, is blind, and cannot see far off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 2 Pet. i. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Published in the Year 1679.
THE acceptance this address has found with all sorts of people, to whose hands it has come, who value religion for the sake of piety, more than out of interest or formality, hath brought it a second time to public view.
It was writ in the year 1679, as a Christian expedient for peace and safety but our animosities were then too great, to consider of the best means to obtain them; which stood, and does, and will ever stand, in a thorough reformation of hearts and lives: else God, that cannot lie, in the ways of his providence, will undoubtedly meet with us, as he has often done and yet will do, to our great confusion, if we do not speedily repent and forsake those courses by which he is provoked against us. The design of the author was that of Christianity, to mend the spirits and lives of men, by shewing the odiousness of sin, the vanity of self, * This Preface was put to a second edition of this book. VOL. III.