THE FOUNDERS OF MARYLAND (Google eBook)

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Page 89 - And all these things I do plainly and sincerely acknowledge and swear, according to these express words by me spoken, and according to the plain and common sense and understanding of the same words, without any equivocation, mental evasion, or secret reservation whatsoever. And I do make this recognition, acknowledgment, abjuration, renunciation, and promise, heartily, willingly, and truly, upon the true faith of a Christian : So help me God.
Page 88 - I shall know or hear of to be against him or any of them: and I do further swear that I do from my heart abhor, detest and abjure, as impious and heretical, this damnable doctrine and position, that princes which be excommunicated or deprived by the Pope may be deposed or murdered by their subjects or any other whatsoever...
Page 27 - This place, without all question, is the most pleasant and healthful place in all this country, and most convenient for habitation, the air temperate in summer and not violent in winter. It aboundeth with all manner of fish. The Indians, in one night commonly, will catch thirty sturgeons in a place where the river is not above twelve fathom broad. And as for deer, buffaloes, bears, turkeys, the woods do swarm with them, and the soil is exceedingly fertile, but above this place the country is rocky...
Page 43 - I have had strong temptations to leave all proceedings in plantations, and being much decayed in rny strength to retire myself to my former quiet, but my inclination carrying me naturally to these kind of works, and not knowing how better to employ the poor remainder of my days, than with other good subjects, to further the best I may, the enlarging your Majesty's empire in this part of the world, I am determined to commit this place to fishermen that are able to encounter storms and hard weather,...
Page 88 - I do swear from my heart that notwithstanding any declaration or sentence of excommunication or deprivation made or granted, or to be made or granted, by the Pope or his successors or by any authority derived or pretended to be derived from him or his See against the said King his heirs or successors, or any absolution of the said subjects from their obedience, I will bear faith and true allegiance to his Majesty his heirs and successors...
Page 139 - Our Christian ancestors, understanding a spiritual affinity to grow between the parents and such as undertook for the child at baptisme, called each other by the name of God-sib, which is as much as to say, that they were all sib together, that is, of kin together through God. And the child, in like manner, called such his God-fathers or God-mothers.
Page 154 - Pagan- Jew, Staple of sects, and mint of schism grew ; That bank of conscience, where not one so strange Opinion, but finds credit and exchange.
Page 135 - The act which established church liberties declares that " holy church, within this province, shall have and enjoy all her rights, liberties, and franchises, wholly and without blemish.
Page 87 - Pope, neither of himself, nor by any Authority of the Church or See of Rome, or by any other Means, with any other, hath any Power or Authority to depose the King, or to...
Page 110 - Sixthly, it is the will and command of God that ( since the coming of his Son the Lord Jesus ) a permission of the most Paganish, Jewish, Turkish, or Antichristian consciences and worships be granted to all men in all nations and countries...

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