WIGHT, Thomas. A History of the Rise and Progress of the Quakers in Ireland, from 1653 to 1700. Exhibiting their Labours in the Gospel, their Zeal in the Promotion of Christian Discipline and Sufferings for Conscience-sake: Together with the Characters and Spiritual Experiences of some of their principal Ministers and Elders, and other Occurrences.
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First compiled, at the Request of their National Meeting, by Thomas Wight of Cork. Now revised and enlarged with a continuation of the same History to the Year of our Lord 1751. With an Introduction describing summarily the Apostacy of the Professors of Christianity from the Primitive Simplicity and Purity through its several Stages, and the gradual Reformation from thence and a Treatise of the Christian Discipline exercised among the said people, by John Rutty. Dublin: Printed by I. Jackson in Meath-street, 1751. First edition. Small quarto. pp. 484, 8 (index). Modern half calf on cloth boards, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. Signature of S. Salkeld, dated 1810, on top of titlepage. A very good copy. Scarce.
Thomas Wight (1640-1724), was a native of Bandon, County Cork, and author of the first History of
the Quakers in Ireland. His father was Rice Wight, Church of Ireland minister of Bandon and a son of
Thomas Wight, A.M. (fl. 1619-49) also a minister and a native of Guildford, Surrey
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