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MARTYRS FOR THE TRUTH.

MARTYRS FOR THE TRUTH:

Being the Last T&ords and Dying Testimonies

OF THE

WORTHIES

OF SCOTLAND

WHO SUFFERED FOR THE TRUTH SINCE THE YEAR 1680.

COLLATED FROM MANY RARE AND VALUABLE HISTORICAL

DOCUMENTS AND ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.

WITH

NOTES, EXPLANATIONS, AND CORRECTIONS,

BY

A CLERGYMAN OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND.

WARD, LOCK AND CO.
LONDON: WARWICK HOUSE, SALISBURY SQUARE, E.C.

NEW YORK, 10 BOND STREET.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

ENCOURAGED by the almost unprecedented success which has attended the publication of the former volume of the Scots Worthies, the Publisher has been induced to follow it up by the present Work. The former volume contained the Lives of the Covenanting Worthies of Scotland, which, from their interesting nature, have proved highly acceptable; and, it is to be hoped, edifying to the Christian world :—this volume contains their Last Words and Dying Testimonies, which, it is fully expected, will prove equally useful and edifying as its predecessor. The former volume gave the history of the transactions of their lives, and shows how they lived—this gives their dying scenes, and shows how well these eminent men were prepared to die ; and how ready they were to ratify with their blood the profession they had made during their lives.

The Publisher cannot doubt that it will be gratifying to the friends of the cause thus to have collected, for the first time into one volume, the Testimonies and Declarations emitted by the Worthies in the immediate prospect of death and eternity, in favour of religion in general, and the reformation principles of the Church of Scotland in particular. Many of these testimonies have been extracted from very scarce tracts published about the time they were originally emitted, and now very rarely to be met with; and even when met with, they are sold at such a price as entirely to exclude them from the use of the general reader. Some others of these Testimonies have never before been printed, but have been derived from original, though duly authenticated manuscripts; thus giving to the present Work in some measure the character of an original production. The principal

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