An historical relation of the life of mr. Joseph Lister, late of the Society at Kippin; containing an authentic account of the siege of Bradford, &c

W. H. Blackburn, ... Heaton and Barr, Leeds; Tute Wakefield; Smart, Huddersfield; Whitely, Halifax; Chambers and Lumb, Keighley, 1821 - 60 ページ
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59 ページ - LET us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you 2 should seem to come short of it.
20 ページ - Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
20 ページ - Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.
15 ページ - None expecting to live any longer than till the enemy came into the town ; the Earl of Newcastle having charged his men to kill all, man, woman, and child, in the town, and to give them all Bradford quarter, for the brave Earl of Newport's sake. However, God so ordered it, that before the town was taken the Earl gave a different order (viz.), that quarter should be given to all the townsmen.
6 ページ - ... home had we that evening, for we must needs go to Bradford, and knew not but incarnate devils and death would be there before us, and meet us there. What sad and strange conjectures, or rather conclusions, will surprise and fear make! Methinks I shall never forget this time. Well we got home, and found friends and neighbours in our case, and expecting the cut-throats coming. But at last some few horsemen were prevailed with to go to Halifax, to know how the case stood. They went with a great...
17 ページ - There were four of you; where is the other ?' but they knew not, for I, being the last and least of them, was not missed ; so he never looked after me more ; but I have often thought since how easily we might have knocked him down, had we but had courage ; but, alas! we had none.
16 ページ - ... I think I can lead him a safe way ;' for being born in that town, I knew all the by-ways about it. ' ' David also desired her to let me go with him, so she begged a blessing on me, and sent me away, not knowing where we could be safe. So away we went, and I led him to a place called the Sillbridge, where a foot company was standing; yet I think they did not see us, so we ran on the right hand of them, and then waded over the water, and hearing a party of horse come down the lane towards the town,...
16 ページ - And as we walked up the street, we met a young gentleman, called David Clarkson, leading a horse. My mother asked him where he had been with that horse. Says he, ' I made an essay to go with my brother Sharp, and the army, who broke through the enemy's leaguer ; but the charge was so hot I came back again, and now I know not what to do.
5 ページ - Bradford again, where the same report was spread about. Upon which the congregation was all in confusion; some ran out, others wept, others fell to talking to friends, and the Irish massacre being but lately acted, and all circumstances put together, the people's hearts failed with fear ; so that the Rev.
16 ページ - I 176 think it not mercy than half a score were slain, and that was a wonder considering what hatred and rage they came with against us'.140 After losing thirty of their men in the breach the royalist infantry were fighting mad as they despoiled Leicester in May 1645. They hanged Mr Raynor, 'an honest religious gentleman'.