English Colonies in America ...: The middle colonies (Google eBook)

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Henry Holt, 1907 - United States
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Page 391 - ... a committee of manners, education, and arts, that all wicked and scandalous living may be prevented, and that youth may be successively trained up in virtue and useful knowledge and arts...
Page 402 - They care for little; because they want but little; and the reason is, a little contents them. In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are ignorant of our pleasures, they are also free from our pains.
Page 402 - Every king hath his council, and that consists of all the old and wise men of his nation; which perhaps is two hundred people: nothing of moment is undertaken, be it war, peace, selling of land, or traffic, without advising with them ; and which is more, with the young men too.
Page 403 - Our fault is, we are apt to be mighty hot upon speculative errors, and break all bounds in our resentments ; but we let practical ones pass without remark, if not without repentance : as if a mistake about an obscure proposition of faith were a greater evil than the breach of an undoubted precept. Such a religion the devils themselves are not without ; for they have both faith and knowledge: but their faith doth not work by love, nor their knowledge by obedie"nce.
Page 400 - Governor have the care of the management of public affairs relating to the peace, justice, treasury, and improvement of the province and territories, and to the good education of youth and sobriety of the manners of the inhabitants therein, as aforesaid.
Page 202 - Esq., or, in his absence, to such as for the time being take care for preserving the peace and administering the laws in their Majesties' province of New York, in America.
Page 391 - ... a committee of plantations, to situate and settle cities, ports, markettowns and highways, and to hear and decide all suits and controversies relating to plantations.
Page 389 - BUT Lastly, when all is said, there is hardly one Frame of Government in the World so ill designed by its first Founders, that in good Hands would not do well enough ; and Story tells us, the best in ill ones can do nothing that is great or good ; Witness the Jewish and Roman States.
Page 152 - I cannot but suspect assemblies would be of dangerous consequence, nothing being more known than the aptness of such bodies to assume to themselves many privileges, which prove destructive to, or very often disturb, the peace of government, when they are allowed. Neither do I see any use for them. Things that need redress may be sure of finding it at the quarter sessions, or by the legal and ordinary ways, or, lastly, by appeals to myself. However, I shall be ready to consider of any proposal you...
Page 384 - ... to be bounded on the north by the beginning of the three and fortieth degree of northern latitude, and on the south by a circle drawn at twelve miles...

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