Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, Volume 47

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Chetham Society., 1902 - Cheshire (England) - 63 pages
 

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Page iv - that George Walker “being visited, when a child, with the smallpox, and the standersby expecting his dissolution, he started up out of a trance with this ejaculation, ‘Lord, take me not away till I have showed forth Thy praises!' which made his parents devote him to the ministry after his recovery.” He
Page vi - as one “who had all his time been but a disorderly and peevish man, and now of late hath very frowardly preached against the Lord Bishop of Ely [White], his book concerning the Lord's Day, set out by authority; but upon a canonical admonition given him to desist he hath recollected himself, and I hope will be advised.”
Page 17 - OR: THE Man--Child OF Manchester: BEING A true and impartial Account of the prodigious Knowledge and Elocution of a MaleInfant, of three years of age newly brought up to the BearInn in Smithfield; who at his first speaking, corrected his Father as he was reading in the Bible,
Page 11 - his journey, been visited at Coventry and other Places, by most of the Ministers and other Learned Men, to whom he gives such satisfaction, that they depart with Wonder and Amazement. If any question the certainty of
Page lxi - WONDERFUL CHILD. TRACTS ISSUED IN 1679 RELATING TO CHARLES BENNETT OF MANCHESTER, ALLEGED TO SPEAK LATIN, GREEK, AND HEBREW, WHEN THREE YEARS OLD WITHOUT HAVING BEEN TAUGHT.
Page 11 - doth speak Latine, Greek and Hebrew though never taught those languages; and answers all Questions relating to the Bible, &c., in a wonderful manner. And is now brought up to be presented to the King. Having all along

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