from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See New Lights, under light.
- n. Pomoxys annularis, a centrarehoid fish of the Mississippi river. Also called campbellite.
- Pertaining to new doctrine or to the New Lights.
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Its editor is a man of fine matter-of-fact talents, and principal contributors are Brownson, the new-light philosopher, Bancroft, Whittier, Bryant,
But then I have such vapours, Molly I sit and cry by myself, and take ass of etida, and smill to burnt fathers, and kindal-snuffs; and I pray constantly for grease, that I may have a glimpse of the new-light, to shew me the way through this wretched veil of tares.
Alexander Campbell (then called the great new-light preacher) visited Savannah, and was permitted by the pastor, Rev.A. Marshall, to preach in the church his new doctrine.
Elder Buzzel got his "new-light" coat on, and he cut his length and breadth, until the devil's kingdom trembled.
The Life, Labors, and Travels of Elder Charles Bowles, of the Free Will Baptist Denomination, by Eld. John W. Lewis. Together with an Essay on the Character and Condition of the African Race by the Same. Also, an Essay on the Fugitive Law of the U. S. Congress of 1850, by Rev. Arthur Dearing
"Weel", said Mrs. McNab, "I was brought up in the church o 'Scotland, and dinna believe anything anent this new-light doctrine o' God's bein 'turned roun' an 'givin' up his decrees an 'a'that.
I wonder if he believes in the new-light doctrine? "purred one of the ancient tabbies of the conventicle.