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THE Works of William Penn were collected and published in the year 1726, a few years after the decease of the author, in two large folio volumes. Some time after, a selection was made and published in one very large volume, folio; and in the year 1782 his Select Works were reprinted in London, in five volumes, octavo. These being out of print, the Meeting for Sufferings in London, in the 4th Month, 1820, encouraged a new edition. But so large a selection being too costly for general circulation, it has been thought that a benefit would arise from the publication in a separate form, of the three following excellent treatises his "Sandy Foundation Shaken," "Innocency with her Open Face," and "The Christian Quaker, and his Divine Testimony Stated and Vindicated." They have always been printed with what are called his Select Works, and classed among his most approved writings. And as the second part of the "Christian Quaker," written by George Whitehead, and originally published in connexion with the first part by William Penn, had become extremely scarce, it was thought that its republication would be both interesting and useful. A little tract, by the same writer, entitled "The Light and Life of Christ within," has also been inserted. The collection, it is believed, will be found to contain much valuable information on most of the cardinal doctrines of Friends. The different treatises follow, in the volume, in the order of time in which they were written.
LIGHT AND LIFE
THE EXTENT AND EFFICACY THEREOF
QUAKERS' PRINCIPLES JUSTIFIED
BY THE SCRIPTURES OF TRUTH, THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES,
From the false and blasphemous constructions put upon them by WILLIAM BURNET, in his book, stiled, The Capital Principles of the people called Quakers→→→
Antichristian spirit and doctrines-detected, Doctrinal and self-contradictions-compared,
HEREIN THE REST OF THE BAPTISTS THAT OWN HIM MAY SEE HIS
Ignorance and Errors-discovered,
Envy and Feignedness—reproved.
BY A SERVANT OF CHRIST,
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Rom. i. 22.
London-Printed in the Year 1668.
PHILADELPHIA--REPRINTED BY JOSEPH RAKESTRAW,
NO. 256, NORTH THIRD STREET.