Thirty-third Edition, Northampton, Mass. Bridgman & Childs Co., 1863

in progress

A copy that apparently belonged to Nelson Somerville Rulison is at Harvard, and is among the copies available via Google Books; see overview here.

The copy bears this writing on its front flyleaf:
N. Somerville Rulison
from a friend & classmate
February 4th 1865

Daniel XII.3. May their lot be yours.
D.P.M. [?]

The handwriting appears to be the same as that in which the entires are made.

entry in Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography (vol 5, 1888) — RULISON, Nelson Somerville, P.E. bishop, born in Carthage, Jefferson County, New York, 24 April, 1842. His early education and training were obtained at home and at the Wesleyan academy, Gouverneur, New York. He entered the Episcopal general theological seminary, New York city, was graduated in 1866, and ordained deacon in Grace church, Utica, New York, 27 May, 1866, by Bishop Coxe, and priest, in the Church of the Annunciation, New York city, 30 November, 1866, by Bishop Horatio Potter. The first year of his ministry he served as assistant minister in the Church of the Annunciation, New York city. In 1867 he became rector of Zion church, Morris, New York. Three years later he went to Jersey City, founded and built St. John’s free church, and labored there for nearly seven years. He accepted a call to St. Paul's church, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1876, and held that post for eight years. He received the degree of D.D. from Kenyon college, Ohio, in 1879, was clerical deputy from Ohio in the general conventions of 1880 and 1883, and president of the standing committee of the diocese of Ohio for six years. He was elected assistant bishop of central Pennsylvania in the summer of 1884, and was consecrated in St. Paul’s church, Cleveland, 28 October, 1884. Bishop Rulison has published several sermons that he has preached on special occasions, and contributed freely to current religious literature in verse as well as prose. He wrote also a History of St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland, 1877).
(accessed here 11 January 2010)

Rt. Rev. Nelson Somerville Rulison, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania,Who Died in Manheim, Germany, Yesterday. The Scranton Tribune, 2 September 1897.

Rulison died in 1897, while in Germany; his death was reported in The Scranton Tribune, 2 September 1897, here (thanks to LOC’s Chronicling America project).

The following transcription is in a state of flux as of 6 December 09, as I check against original, and citations against what is available online.


Most of the sources listed below match the page references in Rulison’s index; for some, Rulison used another edition.

  • The Ecclesiastical History of Socrates, surnamed Scholasticus, or the Advocate, comprising a History of the Church, in Seven Books. Fulison used a different edition, but see London (1853) here
  • John James Blunt. On the Right Use of the Early Fathers. Two Series of Lectures, Delivered in The University of Cambridge (London: John Murray, 1857). here.
  • Philip Freeman. The Principles of Divine Service, subtitled An inquiry concerning the true manner of understanding and using the order for morning and evening prayer, and for the administration of the Holy Communion in the English Church. Oxford and London, 1855. here.
  • Edward Gibbon. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, (Philadelphia, 1880. here. (Pagination matches references.)
  • Henry Hallam. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages, from the sixth London Edition, complete in one volume, (New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1848). here.
  • Charles Hardwick. A history of the Christian church during the reformation (1865) here.
  • Richard Hooker. (Possibly) The Ecclesiastical Polity and Other Works..., with his life by Izaak Walton, and Strype's Interpolations: to which are now first added, The Christian Letter to Mr. Hooker; and Dr. Covel's Just & Temperate Defense in reply to it, &c, & Vol. II., (London, 1830), here
  • Johann Lorenz Mosheim. Historical commentaries on the state of christianity Vol. 2 (New York 1851). here.
  • [Johann Heinrich] Kurtz. History of the Christian Church to the Reformation, with emendations and additions by the Rev. Alfred Edersheim (Edinburgh, 1860). here
  • Thomas Lathbury. The State of Popery and Jesuitism in England; from the Reformation to the period of the Roman Catholic Relief Bill in 1829: and the charge of novelty, heresy, and schism against the Church of Rome substantiated, (London: John Leslie, 1838). here.
  • William Palmer. A Treatise on the Church of Christ Designed Chiefly for the use of students in Theology. (from the Second London Edition; vol 1.; New-York: D. Appleton, 1851). here.
  • Thirty Years’ Correspondence between John Jebb D.D. F.R.S., Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, and Aghadoe, and Alexander Knox, Esq. M.R.I.A., vol. 2, but not the Philadelphia (1835) edition shown here.
  • Charles Wheatly. A Rational Illustration of the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, subtitled Being the substance of every thing liturgical in Bishop Sparrow, Mr. L’estrange, Dr. Comber, Dr. Nichols, and all former ritualists, commentators, or others, upon the same subject, (London: Thomas Tegg, 1845). here

the index

Athanasius account of See Socrates Eccl His ƒo.61
The Ecclesiastical History of Socrates (1853), many pages devoted to, including this.
 accusations against   "   "   "   "   "   89
 1st exile ƒo.102, Flees to Rome ƒo.125 Recovers his Diocese ƒo.129 Returns to Rome 134
Absolution Vide Wheatley Com. Pr. ƒo.114. holds a declaration on [?] conveyance
Charles Wheatly, A Rational Illustration (1845), here.
Altar North and Right side Vide Lev 1. chap 11, Heb VIII. 1v
Arius His teaching. See Socrates Eccl Hist. ƒo.10
 His recantation   "   "   "   "   84
 His death   "   "   "   "   "   106
Albigenses Acc of Vide Hallam Mid Ag ƒo.504
Henry Hallam, View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages (1848), here.
Articls xxxix Set forth 1562 AD. See Lathb. Popery. ƒo.101
Thomas Lathbury, The State of Popery and Jesuitism in England (1838),
ApologyJewell, pub 1562. See Lathb Popery ƒo.107
Baptism of Heretics See. Mos. Com Vo. 2nd, § XVIII p 9. of [?] 9. First cond. Stephen as Asiatics
 Baptism by Heretics condemned by Councils of Iconicum, Synnada. [Firmilian Bish ?]
    "   "   "   "   "   2   "   Carthage 256 A.D. 1st Cprian, and 31 Bih 2nd p 1 Bish [?]
Johann Lorenz Mosheim, Historical commentaries (vol 2, 1851), here.
Baptism Infant. Incidental proof. Clemens Alexandrinus on Seals — See Blunt on the Fathers, ƒo.35
John James Blunt, On the Right Use of the Early Fathers (1857), here.
Beatitude Sermon on 1st Vide Jebb’s Corresp. Vol. 2. ƒo.152
Thirty Years’ Correspondence between John Jebb... and Alexander Knox, vol. 2, here.
Bocaccio. Sketch of. Vide. Hallam Lo. 537
Henry Hallam, View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages (1848). here.
entry at bottom of page
Cannonof great size &c. Vide Gibbon vol 6 ƒo.379
Gibbon, Decline and Fall (1880). here.
entry at middle of page
Chaucer Sketch of. Vide Hallam ƒo.541
entry at bottom of page
Catechism Nowell’s 1570. See Lathb. Popery ƒo.106
Celsus. in the 2nd centy the 1st heathen who wrote expressly against Christianity
no citation
Clementine Pseudo system. Clemens Romanus. founder. Kurtz. chp. ƒo.99
J. H. Kurtz, History of the Christian Church to the Reformation, (Edinburgh, 1860) here.
Christ’s teaching Many of the Fathers say but one year, based on Isai 61 ch. 1.2. Luke 14ch 19
 The common view of three years based on Jno II, 13. V 1, 4
all refs to scripture
Chivalry Origin of, Vide Hallam ƒo.509
bottom of page
Constantine his admirable letter to Alexander and Arius. See Socrates Eccl Hist ƒo.21
Constantinople Fall of. Vide Gibbon Vo. VI, ƒo.369
later edition here; whereas correct pagination, but not full view here (need to locate elsewhere, e.g., Internet Archive).
Communion Holy. A set form of service proven by a passage from Irenaeus []. See Blunt on the Fathers, ƒo.37
John James Blunt. On the Right Use of The Early Fathers (1857), here
note Greek passage above entry, taken from Blunt’s page 37
Compass, mariners. Disc of. Vide Hallam Mid Ages ƒo.481
entry at bottom of page
Councils Genl. Infallibility of. Vide Stillingfleet’s vindication of. Laud &c., ƒo.23 vol 1

This would appear to be Stillingfleet, Edward (1635-1699), A rational account of the grounds of Protestant religion (subtitled being a vindication of the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury’s relation of a conference, &c., from the pretended answer by T.C. : wherein the true grounds of faith are cleared and the false discovered, the Church of England vindicated from the imputation of schism, and the most important particular controversies between us and those of the Church of Rome throughly examined / by Edward Stillingfleet. (1664? 65?))
In the Early English Books series, 1641-1700); see introduction to Stillingfleet at wikipedia.

Daille. De usu patrum [1655] — his unfairness Vide Blunt on the Fathers, ƒo.26
here. Something on Daille (from Encyclopedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition) at wikipedia.
Daily Services. of the Ch. framed after the pattern of the services of the Temple & Synagogue, as seen in the correspondence of the early Greek services, which plainly correspond to the Jewish services mentioned Vide Freeman Chap 1. Sec III here
entry at middle of page
Dante. Sketch of. Vide Hallam ƒo. 535
entry at bottom of page
Eutychianaccount of. See Socrates Eccl Hist. ƒo.56
Eucharistthree definitions of. Vide Hooker Book V. Sec 67. Vo. 2. ƒo.
 not celebrated daily in Eary ages Vide Freeman. P.D. ƒo.50
Philip Freeman. The Principles of Divine Service (1855), here.
Forms of servicein N.T. [?] Acts II. 42 indicating definite & settled usages, known
Sunday Offertory I Cor XVI-1
Order in Ceremony I Cor XIV, 40
Traditions wh. St. Paul had recd from the Lord I Cor XI, 2
divisions of Divine Service I Tim II.1
Christ laughs His Ch Acts I. 3
GardenText for Sermon. Connects Luke XIII.19 with S. Jno XIX 41, 42
Jno XII 24 1 Cor XV 37,43 Corroborated by the Fathers
Sole entry in this volume, that appears to specifically refer to a sermon underway.
Genealogyof Jesus Christ Vide Eusebius Book 1 fo 31
Joseph the son of Jacob by nature, of Eli by Law
Hereticsdefinition of. See 6th Canon Council of Constantinople. A.D.381
HelenMother of Constantine, See Socrates Eccl His. ƒo.65
HostWorship of, Vide Blunt on the early Fathers ƒo.44
HuguenotsOrigin of Vide Hardwick on Ref ƒo.36 — derived from Eidgnots the confederates at Geneva who entered into an alliance with the Swiss cantons against duke of Savoy. Beza says the sobriquet was introd 1560 at Tours, characterizing gatherings of Protst. who resembled Hugaet — a wild huntsman
Charles Hardwick, A history of the Christian church during the reformation (1865), here.
Image WorshipEvidence against in Athenagorus — Vide Blunt’s Early Fathers ƒo.64
John James Blunt, On the Right Use of the Early Fathers (London 1857). here (though different edition).
 Evidence against in Irenaeus. Tertulian, Min
Iberianshow converted to Christianity See Socrates Eccl Hist ƒo 73
IndiaChristianity established in the interior of See Socrates Eccl His ƒo 69
JesuitsHistory See Lathbury Popery ƒo 47
JudgmentNote for a Sermon Vide Jebb. Vol 1 ƒo.282
doPrivate Vide Brown on Art. ƒo.489
entry at middle of page
Libellatici— those who without having sacrified, bribed the magistrates to give them cirtificates [sic] of having done so.
no reference
Magus Simon— native of Gitton in Samaria, author of Gnosticism. Kurtz Ch. ƒo.84
ManicheansManes acount of See Socrates Eccl Hist ƒo.76
MenanderDisciple of S. Magus.— claimed to be the Messiah.— Kurtz Ch. ƒo.84
Melitiusteachings & history of. See Socrates Eccl Hist ƒo.15
Mines with GunpowderTheory of.— 1480. First practid by Sarzanella 1487 / Improved in 1503 by Peter of Navarre, used in wars of Italy. Vide Gibbon Vol 6. ƒo.390
entry at bottom of page
Monasticism.its origin in Egypt Paul of Thebes 1st Monk. Monst soon founded. St Antonius 1st monk. Note born at Coma Egypt 311 and 351 app at Alexandria, Western Ch, first opposed to. Athanasius Ambrose Jerome & Augustine advocated it St. Basil prin. faunder in the East. See Kurtz Ch His. ƒo.158
Neo Platonic school.Ammonius Saecus founder Kurtz Ch H ƒo.93
NovatianSchism of See Mos Com Vol 2 ƒo.59
Paphnutiusaccount of. See Socrates Eccl Hist. fo53 here
Papistsput to death in reign of Elizabeth—traitors not martyrs. Lathby Popery ƒo.67
PauliciansSet of. Vide Hallam Mid. Ags. ƒo.503
entry at middle of page
PredestinationScholastical and Lutheran views. See Bamf. Sec Laurence [?] 8
PetrarchSketch of Vide Hallam fo538 bottom of page
Ritualof Ang & Amer Ch. framed after the Eastern services. Also the Western ritual, borrowed from the same source. no reference
Salvationin the Church only Vide Palmer on the Church Vol 1 ƒo.13
probably Palmer here
SardicaSynod of. See Socrates Eccl Hist 144
Separationof Protestants from the Romish Ch not schism. See Chillingworth ƒo.328
Spyridonaccount of See Socrates Eccl Hist ƒo.55
Spirit HolyProcession of—Vide Stillingfleet Vind of Laud Vol 1 fo10
    "     "   Testimony of Pope Leo II   "   [Stillingfleet] ƒo.33 Patriarch Photius 861AD ƒo.34 Pope Jno VIII — ƒo.35
    "     "   Theophylaet 1070 fo47 Damascene [?] 730AD ƒo.48
Supremacy Pope’s— Proof against 6th Canon Council of Nice 8th canon of Concil of Ephesus AD431 2nd of Constantinople 381AD.
Cyprian controv with Stephen about heretical baptism Mos 2 Vol 81/290
Clemens Romanus, Epis to the Corithinians not in the name of Pope but of Cl of Rome. Blunt on Luther [? Latham?] ƒo.45 Resistance of Irenaus to Victor of Rome
Talmud1st portion compiled during the period immediately following the founding of Elia Capitolina by Hadrian 135AD. Kurts Ch H ƒo.83
Transubstantiation.Definition of Vide Hooker
probably Hooker his Ecclesiastical Polity..., here
 Proof against. reply of Blandina to her torturers, related by Ireneaus Vide Blunt on Lather ƒo.40
    "     "   Cyrian to Cecilius— says blood is represented in the wine   "     "     "   41
    "     "   Tertullian to Marcian (nor the bread with which he represents his own very body   "     "   43
    "     "     This is my body — id est figura corporis mei   "     "   43
Treason Gunpowderhist of. See Lathb Popery ƒo.117
TrisagionCommonly ascribed to Proclus 434AD, but it is doubtless of Apostolic origin Vide Freeman ƒo.65
Freeman, The Principles of Divine Service (1855) here
Thurificati they who in order to preserve their lives sacrificed to the gods
no citation

followed, seven pages after uZ, by this :

Gnosticism an amalgamation of Oriental and Grecian philosophy and christian ideas. All Gnostic systems are based on a kind of dualism of God and matter. Kurtz, chp. 26, ƒo.96
Kurtz, History of the Christian church to the Reformation (1860)

16 pages still later, the last entry :

Monasticism Mystical theology and its offspring. the monastic life are the fruit of an ardent sun and a parching climate, and consequently not at all calculated to arrive at any degree of maturity in our part of the world. fits John Laurence von Mosheim, Historical Commentaries on the State of Christianity (vol 1 New York, 1854)


index entries : 60
number of source: uncounted
theological: pending
other (generally located at bottom of page) : 7