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THE LIFE

OF THE

REV. JOHN BROWN,

SOMETIME MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL IN

WAMPHRAY;

CONTAINING MANY OF HIS INTERESTING

LETTERS HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED,

WITH

ILLUSTRATIVE NOTES,

AND A

HISTORICAL APPENDIX;

EXHIBITING A FULL VIEW OF THE

TIMES AND SUFFERINGS OF THE COVENANTERS.

BY THE

REV. THOMAS LOCKERBY,

MINISTER OF CADDER.

EDINBURGH:

THORNTON & COLLIE, ST. DAVID STREET.

1839.

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CONTENT S.

CHAP. I.-The time of his birth, and the place where he was born ;

the condition of his parents ; the school where he received the rudiments of learning, and the schoolmaster by whom he was instructed; the time when he entered College; the University which he attended, and the professors under whom he studied ; the time when he received license to preach the gospel, and the presbytery by whom he was licensed ; the time when he was settled in Wamphray, and the manner in which he discharged his ministerial duties ; the time when, and reasons for which he was deprived of his charge, and banished from his native country,

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CHAP. II.-The time when he arrived in Holland, with an account

of some of his cotemporaries and fellow-exiles with whom he was intimately acquainted and closely connected, and brief notices of some others connected with, and mentioned by them,

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CHAP. III.-The time he remained in Holland, and elsewhere on the

Continent ; the manner in which he was employed, the means by which he was supported, and the character, he maintained ; the time, the place, and the manner of his death,

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CHAP. IV.-A list of his Publications, and some account of their

merits, by comparison of extracts from one of his cotemporaries, and recommendations of some of them by others,

page 194

NOTES, Consisting chiefly of illustrations of his Letters, founded mainly upon

the events of the times in which our lot is cast, and in which, had he been alive, he would have taken a deep interest, page 219

APPENDIX, Containing a Short Account of Indulgences, page 359 ; and a Narra

tive of some Events during the time which he lived, and extending to the greater part of the Stuart Dynasty,

page 364

TO THE

PARISHIONERS OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT AND VICINITY,

Where Mr Brown was probably born and certainly reared,
AND THE PARISHIONERS OF WAMPHRAY,

Where he long and faithfully laboured ;

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ALSO OF THE ADJACENT PARISHES OF

MOFFAT, KIRKPATRICK-JUXTA, JOHNSTON, APPLE-
GARTH, ESKDALEMUIR, ETTRICK, AND HUTTON,

Where it is probable he frequently assisted ;

TO THE

INHABITANTS OF THE OTHER PARISHES WHERE HIS

FELLOW EXILES OFFICIATED;

TO THOSE IN THE

OTHER PARISHES WHOSE MINISTERS ARE HERE

INCIDENTALLY MENTIONED;

AND

To all in every Parish and Country,
Who cherish the Principles, entertain the Hopes, and would
In similar circumstances, pursue the conduct

for which he suffered,

THIS LITTLE WORK

IS

Dedicated,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

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