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T

H

E

LIFE

Of

the

Reverend

Mr.

Richard

Baxter.

The Third

Part.

Nsvelnb.

16.

167o.

I

began

to

add

the

Me-

morials following.

Eing God bath been pleafed

to

add thefe few Years more

to

my

Pilgri-

mage,

I will

add fome Account

of

His Providences

towards

me, and his

People in

this Land, in thefe additional

Years.

When

I

ended my laic

Narrative, the

dreadful Plague

was laying

wafte,

efpecially

the City of

London;

and

thence fpread into

the

neighbouring Parts, and

into

many

diftant

Cities and

Corporations

of the

Land. Yet

did we hear of no

publick Repentance profeffed

by

any one City

or Corporation, for that

Profelfion by which

they were

all

atthat

time

even

Conftituted, whillt

that

all

that

had

any

Office

or

Trutt

therein,

declared,

That

there was

no

Obligation

from

the'Von

called the Solemn

League

and

Covenant

on

any

Perron; no

not

from

their

Vow againft Popery

Schifm,

or

Prophanenefs,

nor

their

Vow

to

Defend

the King, nor

their

Promii?e

of

Repentance

for their

Sins.

And

who

can

but

fear

that

filch

an univerfal

Si

n

mutt

he

yet more fharply punilhed,

when

fech

a

Scourge

as

tisis

had no

better

effeBs?

z.

The

Number

that

died in

London

(hefides

all

the reff of the

Land)

was

about

an

Hundred Thonfand, reckoning the

Quakers, and

others,

that

were never

put

in

the

Bills

of Mortality, with

thofe

that

were

in

the

Bills.

§

3.

The

richer

fort

removing out

of the City, the greateft

Blow

fell

on

the

Poor.

At

the firll

fo

few

of the

Religioaf

r

fort

were taken away,

that (according

to the

mode

of too

many

fach) they began

to

be puffed

up, and hoaft

of

the great

difference which God

did

make

:

But quickly

after, they

all fell

alike. Yet not

many

pious Minigers were taken

away;

I

remember but

Three,

who were

all

of

my

own

Acquaintance.

i.

Mr. Grunman, a G:rman,

a

very humble, holy, able

Miniffer;

but

being a Silenced

Non-conformift,

wasfo

poor,

that

he was

not

able

to

remove

his Family. 2. Mr.

Crory,

a

worthy Minifter, that

had long ago lived

with the

maAe

dtyed

famous

Religions Lady

Scudamo.,e

,

and being

Silenced, was

entertained

by

Richard

then,buc

I

Bambdea, Efq; in his

Houfe at London; and flying from

the

Plague

intothe Country,

think

net

died with

his

Wife,

and fume

Children,

as

foon

as

he came

thither,

in

the

Houfe

of

of

the

A

a a a

that

Plague.