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Title and Copyright

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Contents

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pp. viii-ix

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Bibliographical Information

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pp. x-xi

Thomas Lurting was born in 1632, probably in Ireland. But he spent his childhood in London where at the age of fourteen he was impressed and forcefully taken to war in Ireland where he spent roughly two years. Upon his return to London, he was turned over into the...

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Preface

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pp. xii-xiii

Publishing the life story of any individual entails taking into account its literary, socio-historical, religious and other merits. The editor thinks Lurting’s meets these requirements...

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Introductory Notes

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pp. 2-9

The Fighting Sailor Turn’d Peaceable Christian… by Thomas Lurting is one of the key testimonies to the sacrifices that early Quakers made in order to obtain most of the liberties claimed by most western democracies. Most importantly, Lurting’s spiritual autobiography is an invitation...

The Fighting Sailor Turn’d Peaceable Christian: Manifested in the Convicement and Converstion of Thomas Lurting With a Short Relation of Many Great Dangers and the Wonderful Deliverances He Met Withal

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pp. 10-13

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To the Reader

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pp. 14-15

Since it hath pleased God to make way for me, through many very remarkable Deliverances and great Preservations, I am not willing altogether to keep silent; some whereof are mentioned in the following Treatise, which was first written for private Satisfaction, and now offered...

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The Fighting Sailor Turn’d Peaceable Christian

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pp. 16-57

In the Year 1646, I being then about Fourteen Years of Age, was impressed (or forced) and carried into the Wars in Ireland, where I remained about two Years in the time of the Long Parliament; then was carried to London, and I went into the Wars against the...

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A True Account of George Pattison’s Being Taken by The TurksTurks; And How Redeemed by God’s Direction and Assistance, Without Bloodshed, Putting the Turks on Shoar in Their Own Country, About the Eighth Month, 1663

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pp. 58-81

I, Thomas Lurting, was then George Pattison’s Mate, and coming from Venice, we heard that many Turks Men of War were at Sea, and that they had taken many English Ships; and it was much in my Mind, that we should be taken; and I was very much concerned, as well for the Men, as for...

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