Memoir of Sir Matthew Hale.


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HALE, MATTHEW. Memoir of Sir Matthew Hale. Philadelphia: Published by the Tract Association of Friends and to be had at their Depository, No. 84 Mulberry Street. No. 37. No date [circa 1830] 12mo., 4? x 7 inches. Disbound pamphlet, light foxing, small damp stain in top margin. 8pp. Matthew Hale (1609-1676) Lord Chief Justice of England. Left an orphan at age 5 he grew up under the care of the Puritan vicar of Wotton-under-Edge. He enrolled at Magadalen Hall, Oxford, in 1626 with a view to taking orders, but soon devoted himself to the law. He sought to maintain neutrality during the Civil War, but after the execution of Charles I, he threw in with the Commonwealth. However, he took an active part in the restoration of Charles II; "At the time of the Savoy Conf. he wished to see to see the Presbyterians comprehended in the Church, and later showed his sympathy for dissenters by his lenient administration of the Conventicle Acts... He was on intimate terms with Baxter, Stillingfleet, and other celebrated divines. Hale's rank as a lawyer and judge, and as a Christian is of the highest."--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl., V:120. His Contemplations were often reprinted. John Wesley included it in his Christian Library (vol. 17). Extracts from his Contemplations are here reprinted by the Quakers.

Title: Memoir of Sir Matthew Hale.

Author Name: HALE


Publisher: circa 1830

Book Number: 13777

Keywords: 19th Century Books, Friends, Quakers, Pamphlets, Devotional Literature, Church of England