THE HISTORY MASSCHUSETTS (Google eBook)

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Page 84 - King, defender of the faith, &c., having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our King and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia...
Page 97 - One adequate support For the calamities of mortal life Exists, one only ; an assured belief That the procession of our fate, howe'er Sad or disturbed, is ordered by a Being Of infinite benevolence and power, Whose everlasting purposes embrace All accidents, converting them to Good.
Page 336 - This liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is a liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest. This liberty you are to stand for, with the hazard (not only of your goods, but) of your lives, if need be. Whatsoever crosseth this, is not authority, but a distemper thereof.
Page 187 - I shall call that my country, where I may most glorify God, and enjoy the presence of my dearest friends.
Page 55 - I shall make them conform themselves, or I will harry them out of the land, or else do worse."1 On the third and last day of the Conference, the King Jan.
Page 450 - Council; this to be the open commission only; but, in truth with secret instructions to inform us of the condition of those Colonies, and whether they were of such power as to be able to resist his Majesty, and declare for themselves as independent of the Crown, which we were told, and which of late years made them refractory.
Page 55 - I will none of that : I will have one doctrine and one discipline, one religion in substance and in ceremony...
Page 91 - Their banishment to Holland was fortunate ; the decline of their little company in the strange land was fortunate ; the difficulties which they experienced in getting the royal consent to banish themselves to this wilderness were fortunate ; all the tears and heart-breakings of that ever memorable parting at Delfthaven, had the happiest influence on the rising destinies of New 'England.
Page 193 - I thank God, I like so well to be here, as I do not repent my coming; and if I were to come again, I would not have altered my course, though I had foreseen all these afflictions. I never fared better in my life, never slept better, never had more content of mind...
Page 78 - But the tide (which stays for no man) calling them away that were thus loath to depart, their reverend pastor falling down on his knees (and they all with him) with watery cheeks commended them with most fervent prayers to the Lord and His blessing. And then with mutual embraces and many tears they took their leaves one of another...

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