An Attempt Towards Recovering an Account of the Numbers and Sufferings of the Clergy of the Church of England, Heads of Colleges, Fellows, Scholars, &c. who were Sequester'd, Harras'd, &c. in the late Times of the Grand Rebellion: Occasion'd by the Ninth Chapter (now the Second Volume) of Dr. Calamy's Abridgment of the Life of Mr. Baxter. Together with an Examination of That Chapter. By John Walker, M.A. Rector of St. Mary's the More in Exeter, and some time Fellow of Exeter-College in Oxford. [15 lines quotes, Matt. vii.5, and Bp. Bramhall against Baxt.]

By: WALKER, JOHN.

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"Quotes from title page which describe the sentiments of this book: ""Thou Hypocrite, first cast out the Beam out of thine own Eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the Mote out of the Brother's Eye. Matt. vii.5."" ""Let Mr. Baxter sum up into one Catalogue all the Nonconformists throughout the Kingdom of England, ever since the Beginning of the Reformation, who have been Cast aside, or Driven away....I dare abate him all the rest of the Kingdom, and only exhibit the Martyrologies of London and the Two Universities; or a List of those, who in these Late Intestine Wars have bee Haled away to Prisons, Chased away into Banishment by his own Party, in these Three Places alone, or left to the Merciless World to Beg their Bread, for no other Crime than Loyalty, and because they stood affected to the Ancient Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England, and the shall Double them for Number; and for Learning Piety, Industry, and the Love of Peace, Exceed them incomparably, so as his PARTY, which he glorieth so much in, will scarcely deserve to be named in the same Day. And if he compare their Persecutions, the Sufferings of his supposed Confessors will appear to be but Flea-bitings, in comparison of theirs. But after all this, the Greatest Disparity remaineth yet untouch'd; that is, in the CAUSE of their Sufferings, the One suffer'd for FAITH, and the Other for FACTION. Bp. Bramhall against Baxt. Grot. Relig. 8vo. p.166,167."" ""Walker, John (bap. 1674, d. 1747), Church of England clergyman and historian.... The publication of Edmund Calamy's Account (1702-13) of nonconformist ministers silenced and ejected after the Restoration in 1660 suggested simultaneously to Charles Goodall and to Walker the idea of rendering a similar service to the memory of the conforming clergy who were deprived and sequestered by the puritans in the period before the Restoration. Goodall advertised for information in the London Gazette; finding that Walker was engaged on a similar task, he gave him the materials he had collected. Walker collected particulars by help of query sheets, circulated in various dioceses.... A remarkable subscription list contains over thirteen hundred names. The work consists of two parts: first, a history of ecclesiastical affairs from 1640 to 1660, the object being to show that the ejection of the puritans by the Act of Uniformity (1662) was a just reprisal for their actions when in power; second, a catalogue, well arranged and fairly well indexed, of the deprived clergy with particulars of their sufferings. The plan falls short of Calamy's, as it does not give biographies. A third part, announced in the title-page as an examination of Calamy's work, was deferred and never appeared, though Calamy is plentifully attacked in the preface.... Walker's work, though strongly polemical and full of anti-puritan sentiments, shows evidence of careful historical consideration of his materials, and he does not try to ignore the charges made against some of his `sufferers' which led to their ejection.""--Alexander Du Toit, `Walker, John (bap. 1674, d. 1747)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28496, accessed 7 Jan 2015]. Bound full split leather boards with blind tooling in Cambridge style, sometime later rebacked with split leather and raised bands, retaining the original title label, worn through the leather at the corners and a few places along the fore-edge of the front cover, rubbed and scuffed, red speckled page edges,endpapers long separated at inside hinges but hinge are tight & firm, light occasional foxing with the exception of pp.81-84 of Part II which are heavily foxed. Collation: title leaf, dedication leaf, (A)-(N)2, a-d2, A-Eee2; B-Sssss2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (1) blank, i-li preface, (1) contents, (14) subscribers & errata, (2) errata, 1-204pp, 1-424pp, 425-436 index. Online English Short Title Catalog citation #T145152. Folio, 32.5 x 21.2 x5.2cm. The first and only edition. (17819) "

Title: An Attempt Towards Recovering an Account of the Numbers and Sufferings of the Clergy of the Church of England, Heads of Colleges, Fellows, Scholars, &c. who were Sequester'd, Harras'd, &c. in the late Times of the Grand Rebellion: Occasion'd by the Ninth Chapter (now the Second Volume) of Dr. Calamy's Abridgment of the Life of Mr. Baxter. Together with an Examination of That Chapter. By John Walker, M.A. Rector of St. Mary's the More in Exeter, and some time Fellow of Exeter-College in Oxford. [15 lines quotes, Matt. vii.5, and Bp. Bramhall against Baxt.]

Author: WALKER, JOHN.

Categories: 18th Century Books, Church History, Church of England, Bindings-Leather,,

Publisher: London,, Printed by W.S. for J. Nicholson, R. Knaplock, R. Wilkin, B. Tooke, D. Midwinter, and B. Cowse.: MDCCXIV [1714]. Folio 1714

Type: Book

Size: 18th Century Books,|Church History,|Church of Eng

Item Number: 17933

Keywords: 18th Century Books, Church History, Church of England, Bindings-Leather,