The Sabbathday Lake Shakers: an introduction to Shaker heritage.
Sabbathday Lake, Maine, The Shaker Press, 1978. 2nd ed 2nd ptg. G Softcover some underlining, photos of buildings at Sabbathday. Daughter of a poor but respectable blacksmith, Ann Lee, arrived on these shores from England, a small band of religious. immigrants under her leadership. Because a religious revival took place in Southern France, in 1689. Trance and vision were followed by bodily agitation and deep utterances of inspired truths. It was in 1706 these exiled Camisards, so called beause of a certain style of robe they wore, decided to visit England where they soon became known as the French Prophets. Here they renewed their testimony and many were united to them as their witnessing became extensive and powerful. Out of the rhapsody and estatic emotions of their relifious zeal grew lives of purity and holiness. In 1747 a society was formed in Manchester under the ladership of James and Jane Wardley who at one time had been Quakers. It was to this society, called in derision "Shaking Quakers" that the aforementioned Ann Lee joined herself after a constant struggle from early childhood to know and experience the revelation of God's truth. She found in the deeply deevoted and religious James and Jane Wardley, the leaders whom her soul had long sought.
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