Brethren Archive Exploring the history of some of those known as "Plymouth Brethren", and a few other things.

The Year 1849

Furlough Reminiscences, Thoughts and Strayings, The Kote Masool, and The Duel

by William Henry Jeremie

Chapters 3 and 4 are on the Brethren and are an interesting read!

Tom said ...
Sample quote about B.W. Newton, "Now I have no particular love for mine acquiantance N. ; but I will do him justice ; he is no worse than his saintly opponents. His admirers say, or rather used to say, for since his marriage, I suspect, like musquitos, from bosom friends they have become his back-biters, that he was a fellow of Oxford at nineteen, and that he was going to take orders, but his conscience would not perotit him. The evil-minded worldlings, however, on tliis last point, whisper something of his having committed himself in writing, which materially aided his conscience in her de- cision, — that is no business of mine, so I drop it : I know him to be a clever man, who unfortunately misdirects his taleots ; — a good looking fellow for a Saint, and was deci- dedly, before hia late entrance into wedlock, a pet with the Saintesses. All flocked to hia gathering ; the other leaders were non-plused ; hence their abuse, envy, and heart-burning Jealouaies, "
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 : 23:30

Tom said ...
The author of this book was a relative of the Miss Jeremie who was a friend of B.W.N and is mentioned at the top of Page 7 in this item, Also mentioned on Page 27 here: And many times here:
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 : 18:03

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