The Modern Quaker a comparative view of the primative and present state of the Society of Friends, particularly addressed to the youth

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Statementwritten in England by an observer, and presented to Friends children
SeriesSelected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 49812
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Pagination8 p.
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Open LibraryOL14640404M

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Some profess the priesthood of all believers, a doctrine.Barclay's English is modern English. A brief glossary is provided on page vii of words that have changed their meaning; the very few words that have dropped out of use are footnoted at places in the text.

Not all of Barclay's italics have been preserved. He used italics more than would be normal in a modern book.

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