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130 BULLETIN OF FRIENDS' HISTORICAL SOCIETY. example and that of the Irish Catholics of the church of St. Mary which lies between 4th and 5th streets South, is the second. [Note of 1802.] P. 371. Friends' Almshouse. There is an almshouse of the Quakers on Walnut street between 3rd and 4th street. The Quakers put it under the care of a committee. This place is divided into apartments or chambers for the Quakers fallen into poverty. It has a large garden which furnishes the city with medicinal plants. P. 383. BOOKS OF INTEREST TO FRIENDS. The Story of George Fox. By Rufus M. Jones. . . . New York, The Macmillan Company, 1919. 5X7^ in. Pp. xii, 169. $1.25. The author of this book having already tried his hand with " St. Paul, the Hero," has in this volume attempted a still harder work. That he has been as successful as he has been is greatly to his credit. The narrative is lively and interesting to adults, but how it will appeal to the youth can only be tested by experiment. To set forth Fox's spiritual teaching and experiences in a way to reach immature minds is indeed difficult, and the author has rightly not attempted a dissertation on the " inward light," but set it forth incidentally, and dwelt most on Fox's unflinching following of duty, no matter what might be the consequences. This appeals to very young minds, and the presentation, as it is exhibited in Fox's life, cannot help being effective. A few slips may be noted : the great Puritan statesman is better known as Pym rather than Pirn (page 12) ; Firbank Chapel is not at Preston Patrick (page 40), but about four miles from Sedbergh. It would have been well to cite the case of the children in Bristol keeping up the meeting as well as that at Reading (page 108), mentioning in each case the persecution endured. The Last of the Mayflower. By Rendei Harris. Manchester, at the University Press. Longmans, London, New York, etc. 1920. 6 X gfyí in. Pp. vi, 122. Last year Rendei Harris indulged in fancy and imagination regarding the "Mayflower" in his "Return of the Mayflower, An Interlude"; this year he gives a careful historical study of the life of this famous ship. This study is marked by the same keen scent for facts exhibited in all his work, and the same able marshalling of the evidence collected. His con- BOOKS OF INTEREST TO FRIENDS.131 elusion only can be stated. It is that she was a whaler almost continually both before and after his historic voyage. During the period 1626-1640 she made two voyages (1629-1630) carrying Puritans to Massachusetts Bay.; later she was in the New England and London trade via the West Indies. In 1653 she carried goods to Boston for "John Eliot, the apostle of the Red Indians and his disciples." This fact gives the opportunity for the introduction of three interesting letters of John Eliot, and a Bill of Lading of the " Mayflower," 1653. The " Mayflower " was in Boston, 1654, but no trace of her can be found after that year. The old ship must have given out at last. " Most likely she was broken up in Boston, or perhaps in the Thames on her last voyage to London." An Appendix contains another letter of John Eliot (1653), and several letters of the Hanmer family, early Nonconformists of Barnstaple (16591691 ). The author is to be congratulated on clearing up many questions regarding the famous ship. The Christian Ideal, a Study of the Meaning of Christianity. By William E. Wilson, B.D. . . . London, The Swarthmore Press [1919]. Christian Revolution Series, No. VI. 5 ? 7t/2 in. Pp. 255. Ss. net. The author of this volume, though a descendant of the old Quaker families of Wilson and Braithwaite of Kendal, is not a birthright member, but one by convincement. The book is a twentieth century view of the subject, as may be inferred from its being one of the " Christian Revolution Series." It is deeply reverent, and closely in accord with Quaker ideals, though nothing in the volume refers to Friends or their principles by name. Some...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
pp. 130-136
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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