The bands of armed men who assembled at conventicles became so numerous as to have the appearance of an army.
"Hunted and Harried" by R.M. Ballantyne
Better to renew the prohibition of heretical conventicles, and to reiterate the ancient penalties.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
He looks as if he had been just presiding at three conventicles and a meeting at Philadelphus Hall.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
Don't you know this is no common conventicle?
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Married women taken at "conventicles," were sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Another bay was added to the Burgess conventicle, and the cathedral services were resumed.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
Josiah, too, had his stories of Old England and the conventicles, heroic tales of the beginning of the long struggle for freedom of opinion.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Wait ye till I send them to your conventicles!
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
Patriotic conventicles and every other form of secret meeting were held.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
One day, in an inland walk, Mrs. Paton and I came on a large Conventicle in the bush.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Accordingly, a party came, and finding no conventicle, were just going to retire.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
He joined the movement, and it led him into strange conventicles.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
The law had prohibited conventicles.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
Sir G. G. Stokes, however, is as orthodox as any conventicle could desire.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Neither of them were ever known, however, to set foot in a conventicle.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
For the conventicles, let be!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In 1695 we hear of a conventicle in Bungay, with a preacher with a regularly paid stipend of 40 pounds a year.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
A witch meeting or conventicle was confessed to.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
Break up conventicles, I do insist, Sing the doxology and be dismissed.
"Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion" by St. George Tucker
The edicts against conventicles deterred neither preachers nor audience.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay