Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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American Antiquarian Society., 1888 - United States
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Has interesting discussion of Deane's work beginning on p. 169.

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Page 313 - I wish the lecturers to treat their subject as a strictly natural science, the greatest of all possible sciences, indeed, in one sense, the only science, that of Infinite Being, without reference to or reliance upon any supposed special, exceptional or so-called miraculous revelation.
Page 279 - AN Act to redress the mis-employment of lands, goods and stocks of money heretofore given to certain charitable uses.
Page 119 - Upon some extraordinary occasions, as building and repairing of churches, or meeting-houses, or other necessities, the ministers press a liberal contribution, with effectual exhortations out of Scripture. The magistrates and chief gentlemen first, and then the elders, and all the congregation of men, and most of them that are not of the church, all single persons, widows, and women in absence of their husbands...
Page 313 - The lecturers appointed shall be subjected to no test of any kind, and shall not be required to take any oath, or to emit or subscribe any declaration of belief, or to make any promise of any kind; they may be of any denomination whatever, or of no denomination at all...
Page 160 - ANECDOTES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ; chiefly regarding the Local Dialect of London and its Environs...
Page 103 - Then the elder desired the Governor of Massachusetts and Mr. Wilson to speak to it, which they did. When this was ended, the deacon, Mr. Fuller, put the congregation in mind of their duty of contribution; whereupon the Governor and all the rest went down to the deacon's seat, and put into the box, and then returned.
Page 348 - They therefore unanimously have consented and agreed to erect a free schoole in the said Towne of Roxburie, and to allow Twenty pounds per annum to the Schoolemaster, to bee raised out of the Messuages and part of the Lands of the severall donors (Inhabitantes of the said Towne) in severall proportions as hereafter followeth under their handes.
Page 282 - A free school too, is specially appointed to be kept for all the inhabitants of Croydon ; but none has within the memory of man been taught, although the master receives his emoluments, teaching another school for his own profit, and although the inhabitants have established a seminary upon the new plan to give education at their own expense to the poor of the place, in the very school-room which Archbishop Whitgift devised for their gratuitous instruction.
Page 313 - And my desire and hope is that these lectureships and lectures may promote and advance among all classes of the community the true knowledge of Him Who is, and there is none and nothing besides Him, in Whom we live and move and have our being, and in Whom all things consist, and of man's real relationship to Him Whom truly to know is life everlasting.
Page 280 - With regard to the latter view, it was a very wise one ; for by that means, in times of Popery, the clergy got almost half the real property of the kingdom into their hands ; and, indeed, I wonder they did not get the rest, as people thought they thereby purchased heaven. But it is so far from being charity or piety, that it is rather a monument of impiety, and of the vanity of the founders.

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