AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTION of the Original Printing — 1700

Jane Lead, 17th Century Prophetess of God [1624–1704]: A Personal Diary of her Spiritual Experiences and Encounters with the Godhead during 1678.  

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On-line at PTW: December 24, 1999
  Last update: February 26, 2014


Jane Lead’s Personal Diary

A Fountain of Gardens:
Volume 3 - Part ONE


A Fountain of Gardens: Volume III - Part ONE
Journal Entries for the Year, 1678

Printed in the Year, 1700

Jane Lead’s Personal Diary of her Spiritual Experiences and Encounters...continued.
Recorded first – for her own rememberance and study, but then, late in her life,
they were published by Dr. Francis Lee – as a help to those in the Philadelphian Society,
and – for all those who were yet to be called to the Nazarite Life.


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A Photographic Reproduction of the
Title Page of the Original Printing which was
344 pages in length.

This authentic manuscript from the 17th century has been out of print for a very long time and has been quite inaccessible to the general public.  It contains terminology and sections that are missing  from modern edited versions.

The original printing of this book was 344 pages in length; for that reason, the electronic text has been transcribed into 4 segments in order to manage the file size for ease of downloading and printing.

The on-line reproduction presents the authentic old manuscript   "as close to the original as possible" — rendering  the text and appearance of the 1700 printing without any interpretation or commentary  — both of which are here left for the Spirit of Truth, who will always provide for the seeking and humble in heart.   Notes of the author, that were printed in the margins of the original, have been included "in-line" with the text, but are shown in a reduced size.

Note: This was made public 20 years after the contents were received by Jane Lead.


Due to the length of this manuscript, the on-line transcription of this Authentic Version is presented in 4 consecutive files.  This will facilitate ease of downloading and printing.


1st File 

Jane Lead’s Spiritual Encounters — Journal Entries: Jan. 1 – Feb. 22 1678

2nd File

Jane Lead’s Spiritual Encounters — Journal Entries: Feb. 23 – May 19, 1678

3rd File

Jane Lead’s Spiritual Encounters — Journal Entries: May 20 – Aug. 15, 1678

4th File

Jane Lead’s Spiritual Encounters — Journal Entries: Aug.  16 – Dec. 24, 1678


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