The Pilgrim Fathers of New England and Their Puritan Successors (Google eBook)

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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1895 - Brownists - 368 pages
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Page 96 - Jeremiah did, because of the reproach and derision he met with daily, "and all his familiar friends watched for his halting," to be revenged on him for speaking the truth, he would be forced to confess as he confessed; "his word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary with forbearing, and could not stay.
Page 39 - Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne, Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
Page 273 - England, Farewell, Babylon! Farewell, Rome ! but we will say, Farewell, dear England ! Farewell the Church of God in England, and all the Christian friends there ! We do not go to New England as Separatists from the Church of England; though we cannot but separate from the corruptions in it. But we go to practise the positive part of Church reformation, and propagate the Gospel in America!
Page 183 - And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them : and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord ; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Page 265 - The houses are constructed of hewn planks, with gardens also inclosed behind and at the sides with hewn planks, so that their houses and courtyards are arranged in very good order, with a stockade, against a sudden attack ; and at the ends of the streets there are three wooden gates.
Page 204 - ... ends aforesaid; and by vertue hearof to enacte, constitute, and frame such just and equall lawes, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the generall good of the Colonie, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Page 323 - They who have power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds and limitations of the...
Page 160 - Lastly, (and which was not least), a great hope and inward zeal they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for the propagations and advancing the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world; yea, though they should be but even as stepping-stones unto others for the performing of so great a work.
Page 273 - ... we desire you would be pleased to take notice of the principals and body of our Company, as those who esteem it our honor to call the Church of England, from whence we rise, our dear mother ; and cannot part from our native Country, where she specially resideth, without much sadness of heart and many tears in our eyes, ever acknowledging that such hope and part as we have obtained in the common salvation we have received in her bosom, and sucked it from her breasts.
Page 30 - Harrison, preaching against bishops, ceremonies, ecclesiastical courts, ordaining of ministers, &c. for which $ as he afterwards boasted, he had been committed to thirty-two prisons, in some of which he could not see his hand at noon-day.

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