Quakers Observed in Prose and Verse: An Anthology 1656-1986 (review)

Quakers Observed in Prose and Verse: An Anthology 1656-1986 (review) Book Reviews131 century. Finally, the gradual re-integration ofthe radical Children ofPeace into the economic and religious mainstream suggests, to this reviewer at least, new ways century. of looking at changes among both Orthodox and Hicksite Friends in the mid 19th State University of New York at BuffaloChristopher Densmore Quakers Observed in Prose and Verse: An Anthology 1656-1986. Compiled and edited by Mollie Grubb. York, England: Sessions, 1993. A5 - 132 pp. Notes, index, illustrations. Paper. £7.50 (+ £1.00 p&p = £8.50) In 1985 David Blamires published inA Quaker Miscellanyfor Edward Milligan an overview of references to Quakers by non-Friends from Pepys to Iris Murdoch which ended with the suggestion that an anthology of readings would be useful. Taking the title of his essay and responding to his suggestions, Mollie Grubb solicited contributions from readers of The Friend and drew on her own wide knowledge of Quaker history to produce this documentary history of three centuries ofperceptions of Quakers by those outside the Society. This informative and tracts, mostly from British sources, though Voltaire and a few Americans are compilation includes excerpts from poetry, fiction, and drama as well as journals also represented. The collection is bracketed on the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaker History Friends Historical Association

Quakers Observed in Prose and Verse: An Anthology 1656-1986 (review)

Quaker History, Volume 83 (2) – Apr 4, 1994

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Book Reviews131 century. Finally, the gradual re-integration ofthe radical Children ofPeace into the economic and religious mainstream suggests, to this reviewer at least, new ways century. of looking at changes among both Orthodox and Hicksite Friends in the mid 19th State University of New York at BuffaloChristopher Densmore Quakers Observed in Prose and Verse: An Anthology 1656-1986. Compiled and edited by Mollie Grubb. York, England: Sessions, 1993. A5 - 132 pp. Notes, index, illustrations. Paper. £7.50 (+ £1.00 p&p = £8.50) In 1985 David Blamires published inA Quaker Miscellanyfor Edward Milligan an overview of references to Quakers by non-Friends from Pepys to Iris Murdoch which ended with the suggestion that an anthology of readings would be useful. Taking the title of his essay and responding to his suggestions, Mollie Grubb solicited contributions from readers of The Friend and drew on her own wide knowledge of Quaker history to produce this documentary history of three centuries ofperceptions of Quakers by those outside the Society. This informative and tracts, mostly from British sources, though Voltaire and a few Americans are compilation includes excerpts from poetry, fiction, and drama as well as journals also represented. The collection is bracketed on the

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