When this meeting was concluded, he retired to the house of Henry Gouldney, in Whitehart court, when he informed some Friends who accompanied him, that he felt the cold strike to his heart as he came out of meeting; but added, " I am glad I was here; now I am clear, I am fully clear." After this he lay down, but feeling the sense of cold continue, was put into bed ; where, increasing in weakness, Coach Outlet Online he continued with much peace and resignation, till his death, which took place after two days confinement. In the interval his mind was much engaged on subjects, which had. during a long exercising life, occupied his principal attention. That active spirit which had been indefatigably engaged in the universal love of God, to make known his truth and righteousness among the Canada Goose Coats nations of the earth, was still alive to the promotion of this glorious cause. This was evinced by the directions which he gave at this awful crisis, respecting the distribution of books, calculated to promote the great ends for which he had personally laboured. The triumphant state of his mind over all his bodily weakness, was manifested by the following expressions to some Friends who visited him : «' all is well; the Seed* of God reigns over all, and over death itself; and though I am weak in body, yet the power of God is over all; and the Seed reigns over all disorderly spirits." About four or five hours before his death, some of his Friends inquired how he found himself, to whom he replied with that fortitude and indifference to bodily sufferings, which remarkably distinguished his character; " Never heed,the Lord's power is over all weakness
The word, or the power of God, is called Canada Goose Outlet an incorruptible seed, 1 PIT. i. 23 ; and by the term " seed," George Fox, and other religious writers, frequently, and very emphatically allude to this divine influence. Cruden, under the head " seed," thus explains the term : " The word is called an incorruptible seed, iiecause, continuing still the same, and being immutable in itself, it changes and renews the hearts of those who by faith receive it."—" Hence it is said, 1 JOHH iii. 9, Whosoever is born of God, ioth not commit sin; for his teedremaineth in him."and death; ]the Seed reigns, blessed be the Lord." Such was the composure which attended him at this solemn season, that he closed his own eyes and mouth at the time when life was expiring.In this state of mind, his spirit quitted its earthly tabernacle,' on Third-day, the thirteenth of the Eleventh Month 1690, between the hours of nine and ten at night; he being then in the sixty-seventh year of his age. At his close, he was surrounded by many of his sorrowful friends; who, it appears from various accounts, and particularly from letters written Coach Factory Outlet Online on the occasion, were deeply affected with the loss of one whom they so highly esteemed and revered.
The interment took place three days after his decease, on which occasion a very large and solemn meeting was held at Gracechurch street; after which the corpse was Canada Goose Jackets conveyed to Bunhill Fields, accompanied by several thousands of Friends and others.* Here, as well as at themeeting-houseWilliam Penn, in a letter which he wrote on this occasion, calculates the number of Friends and others at two thousand ; but Robert Coach Outlet Barrow states the number much higher. He also mentions the Friends who were publicly engaged at the meeting house and burial ground, in the order in which they spake, viz. At the meeting house, James Park, Robert Barrow, Ambrose Rigge, Jasper Bfttt, William Penn, Francis Camfield, Stephen many public testimonies were given forth to the efficacy of that divine power, which hud qualified their departed Canada Goose Sale friend, for the important services to which Coach Outlet Store Online he had been called ; and to the faithful labours, patient sufferings, and exemplary conduct) with which he had adorned the gospel of God our Saviour.Crisp, John Taylor of Canada Goose Cheap York, Francis Stamper, and George Whitehead; Thomas Green was afterwardsengaged in prayer. Notwithstanding the number of preachers, it appears the meeting lasted only about two hours. Those Coach Factory Outlet who preached at the grave side, were William Penn, Jasper Bait, George Whitehead, John Vaughton, and William Bingley.<