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An aid to some basic 17th Century English  words and grammar


George Fox

♦his 1891, 1892, 1901, 1902,  Bicentennial Edition, 8th Edition
♦Complete Works

These are not perfect copies. OCR software can do some strange things. You will find that “h” and “b” can be switched making “hath” to be “bath”. Another common error is “d” can become “cl” so that doth becomes “cloth”. Then there some things that have no explanation. However, these files are still useful. If you find something that you just can’t decipher, let me know and I will look it up for you. Let me know if you have any trouble getting into the files. They should open in a text editor, Microsoft word, Libre office writer, open office, and other word processing programs. Ellis Hein ebhein@vcn.com

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7
Volume 8

Joseph Phipps

♦The Original and Present State of Man, etc. “In 1767, a book was published by Samuel Newton advancing many sentiments critical of the Society of Friends, and more particularly attacking the principles propounded in Robert Barclay’s Apology for theTrue Christian Divinity. In response to this publication, Joseph Phipps took up the pen in 1773 to clear the Society from many unjust and untrue charges, and to defend the truths of the gospel as set forth by early Friends.” Jason Henderson

William Shewen