A Brief History of the First Church in Plymouth, from 1606 to 1901

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G.H. Ellis, 1902 - Plymouth (Mass.) - 118 pages
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Page 26 - King, defender of the faith, etc., 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, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and of one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid...
Page 26 - ... 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, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid...
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Page 103 - If, as some have done, Ye grope tear-blinded in a desert place And touch but tombs — look up! those tears will run Soon in long rivers down the lifted face, And leave the vision clear for stars and sun.
Page 22 - Lord had appointed it or not, he charged us before God and his blessed angels, to follow him no further than he followed Christ; and if God should reveal anything to us by any other instrument of his, to be as ready to receive it, as ever we were to receive any truth by his ministry; for he was very confident the Lord had more truth and light yet to break forth out of his holy word.
Page 23 - Remember that, and every other article of your sacred covenant. But I must here withal exhort you to take heed what you receive as truth — examine it, consider it, and compare it with other Scriptures of truth, before you receive it ; for it is not possible the Christian world should come so lately out of such thick antichristian darkness, and that perfection of knowledge should break forth at once.
Page 48 - ... others. Inoffensive and innocent in his life and conversation, which gained him the love of those without as well as those within...
Page 92 - If Kansas should sink to-day, and leave a great vacant space in the earth's surface, this vexed question would still be among us. I say, then, there is no way of putting an end to the slavery agitation amongst us but to put it back upon the basis where our fathers placed it, no way but to keep it out of our new Territories-to restrict it forever to the old States where it now exists. Then the public mind will rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction.
Page 21 - Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

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