|Author:||Deacon, John, 17th cent.|
|Title:||An exact history of the life of James Naylor with his parents, birth, education, profession, actions, & blaspheemies [sic].: Also how he came first to be a Quaker, and received his commission from heaven (as he saith) when he was in the field at plow. Taken from his own mouth. With the doctrines, tenets and practises of some other of the same sect. / By John Deacon.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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An exact history of the life of James Naylor with his parents, birth, education, profession, actions, & blaspheemies [sic].: Also how he came first to be a Quaker, and received his commission from heaven (as he saith) when he was in the field at plow. Taken from his own mouth. With the doctrines, tenets and practises of some other of the same sect. / By John Deacon.
Deacon, John, 17th cent.
London: Printed for Edward Thomas, and are to be sold at his house in Green Arbor, 1657.
Society of Friends
Naylor, James, -- 1617?-1660.
To the Reader
An exact History of the Life and Acti∣ons of James Naylor since he became a Quaker.
The manner of his call and entrance into this damnable Sect and Heresie wherein be now stands.
Here followeth a brief Narrative of some Actions committed by him, with severall other Passages of the like nature, since, and not before he was a Quaker.
A very notable Story worth your Obser∣vation, and unquestionably true.
The fourth evidence which plainly de∣clares he is under a spirit not Di∣vine but Diabolical, to wit, his Blasphemies.
A Remarkable passage and worthy your Observation.
The Politique deceits of this seducing Sophister in carrying on this his de∣signe of Blasphemy and Treason against God.
An observable story, (and yet very true) of one Duesbury (an eminent Qua∣ker in this Land) how he lay with one Rebekah Burnhil, who he or Naylor, or some of their grandees had seduced to their Heresie.
The manner how James Naylor was burned, first through the tongue, and afterwards branded in the forehead with the letter B. at the Royal Ex∣change, London.
I shall now proceed to lay down some of their wicked and erroneous Tenets not held out to my knowledge by any one man; but by them all in General.
A brief Narrative of some very Remarkable passages and absurdities committed by and amongst that heretical Sect of Quakers.
Here followeth a story no lesse strange then true, though the strangenesse of it may render it some what incredible; which is as followeth,
A most Remarkable Story yet very true, of that mad, blind and presumptuous spirit in them.
As peremptory a passage almost is that if not as blasphe∣mous of Edward Burrows in a Letter of his from Waterford in Ireland; in which are these words,
A very evidential passage of that luna∣tick and unparaleld spirit that ruleth in them, as how like men distracted they run along the Streets in a strange manner.