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A Book of Quaker Saints by L. V. Hodgkin

A BOOK OF QUAKER SAINTS

+------------------------------------------------+ | _BY THE SAME AUTHOR._ | | | | PILGRIMS IN PALESTINE. | | [_Out of print._] | | | | THE HAPPY WORLD. | | | | CONTRIBUTIONS TO 'THE | | FELLOWSHIP OF SILENCE.' | | | | SILENT WORSHIP: THE WAY OF WONDER. | | (_Swarthmore Lecture, 1919._) | +------------------------------------------------+

[Illustration: LOIS AND HER NURSE]

A BOOK OF QUAKER SAINTS

by

L. V. HODGKIN (Mrs. John Holdsworth)

Illustrated By F. Cayley-Robinson, A.R.A.

MacMillan and Co., Limited St. Martin's Street, London 1922 Copyright First Edition 1917 Reprinted 1918 Transferred to Macmillan & Co. and reprinted 1922 Printed in Great Britain

DEDICATED TO THE CHILDREN OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS AND TO THE GRANDCHILDREN OF THOMAS HODGKIN

PREFACE

The following stories are intended for children of various ages. The introductory chapter, 'A Talk about Saints,' and the stories marked with an asterisk in the Table of Contents, were written first for an eager listener of nine years old. But as the book has grown longer the age of its readers has grown older for two reasons:

_First:_ because it was necessary to take for granted some knowledge of the course of English History at the period of the Civil Wars. To have re-told the story of the contest between King and Parliament, leading up to the execution of Charles the First and the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, would have taken up much of the fresh, undivided attention that I was anxious to focus upon the lives and doings of these 'Quaker Saints.' I have therefore presupposed a certain familiarity with the chief actors and parties, and an understanding of such names as Cavalier, Roundhead, Presbyterian, Independent, etc.; but I have tried to explain any obsolete words, or those of which the meaning has altered in the two and a half centuries that have elapsed since the great struggle.


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