The Historical Relation of New England to the English Commonwealth

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Press of A. Mudge, 1874 - Massachusetts - 105 pages

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Page 8 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm, in erecting a grammar-school : and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used ; and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 45 - ... there's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will.
Page 12 - The most high and sacred Order of Kings is of Divine Right, being the ordinance of God himself, founded in the prime laws of nature, and clearly established by express texts both of the Old and New Testaments.
Page 31 - Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam...
Page 99 - Dare ye for this adjure the civil sword To force our consciences that Christ set free, And ride us with a Classic Hierarchy, Taught ye by mere AS and...
Page 51 - They left their native land in search of freedom, and found it in a desert. Divided as they are into a thousand forms of policy and religion, there is one point in which they all agree : they equally detest the pageantry of a king, and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.
Page 94 - Commonwealth, whether corporate or unincorporate, at any meeting legally warned and holden for that purpose, shall ever have the right to elect their pastors or religious teachers, to contract with them for their support, to raise money for erecting and repairing houses for Public Worship, for the maintenance of religious instruction, and for the payment of necessary expenses : And all persons belonging to any...
Page 13 - If two or three thousand Brownists meet at the sea, at whose charge shall they be transported, or whither will you send them ? I am sorry for it, I am afraid there is near twenty thousand of them in England; and when they be gone, who shall maintain their wives and children ?
Page 87 - Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves, whose Gospel is their maw.
Page 26 - ... we are altogether destitute, do in the name of Christ and in the sight of God combine ourselves together to erect and set up among us such government as shall be, to our best discerning, agreeable to the will of God...

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