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- n. a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
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CHAPTER I. He that has light within his own clear breast,
For, besides their denial of the hypostatical union of his natures, they ascribe all that unto a light within them which God will effect only by Christ as a mediator.
The commission which he gave to Paul the apostle, when he sent him to preach the gospel, was, "To open the eyes of men, and to turn them from darkness to light," Acts xxvi. 18; -- not to a light within them; for internal light is the eye or seeing of the soul, but the darkness was such as consisted in their blindness, in not having their eyes open:
Every believer hath a light within him, not guiding him to despise and slight, but to prize and walk by the light without him; the word commands him to walk in the light, and the light directs him to walk according to the word.
However, as he tarried talking to himself, he espied a light within the palace, and making towards it, found that it came from a candle that stood before a door of the Harim, at the head of a sleeping eunuch, as he were one of the Ifrits of Solomon or a tribesman of the Jinn, longer than lumber and broader than a bench.
He could make out the green light within the Plexiglass nose.