The Beginners of a Nation: A History of the Source and Rise of the Earliest English Settlements in America, with Special Reference to the Life and Character of the People

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Appleton, 1896 - History - 377 pages

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Page 17 - Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. There would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.
Page 288 - Let men of God in courts and churches watch O'er such as do a toleration hatch ; Lest that ill egg bring forth a cockatrice, To poison all with heresy and vice.
Page 156 - Robinson was a man of excellent parts, and the most learned, polished, and modest spirit that ever separated from the Church of England ; " and long after his death the Dutch theologian Hornbeeck recalls again and again his integrity, learning, and modesty.
Page 145 - Lord raised up in those days) to see further into things by the light of the word of God. How not only these base and beggerly ceremonies were unlawfull, but also that the lordly and tiranous power of the prelats ought not to be submitted unto...
Page 154 - Lord reveiled further unto him. And in ye end, by ye tirrany of ye bishops against godly preachers & people, in silenceing the one & persecuting ye other, he and many more of those times begane to looke further into things...
Page 166 - ... burden, were oftentimes so oppressed with their heavy labors, that though their minds were free and willing, yet their bodies bowed under the weight of the same, and became decrepit in their early youth; the vigor of nature being consumed in the very bud, as it were.
Page 139 - Yet notwithstanding, all parsons, vicars, and curates shall teach and declare unto their parishioners, that they may with a safe and quiet conscience, after their common prayer in the time of harvest, labour upon the holy and festival days, and save that thing which God hath sent...
Page 217 - ... to the knowledge and obedience of the only true God and Saviour of mankind, and the Christian faith, which in our royal intention, and the adventurers' free profession, is the principal end of this plantation.
Page 30 - If there were any conscience in men, it would make their hearts to bleed to hear the pitiful murmurings and outcries of our sick men, without relief, every night and day, for the space of six weeks ; some departing out of the world, many times three or four in a night ; in the morning their bodies trailed out of their cabins, like dogs, to be buried.
Page 329 - Grace, grafted on a crab-stock," in 1660, growled, after his 'wont, on account of the " Heart of New England, rent with the blasphemies of this generation." John Cotton, the ablest man in New England, who " liked to sweeten his mouth with a piece of Calvin, before he went to sleep...

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