An account of the celebration by the First parish of Weston, Massachusetts of its two hundredth anniversary: on Sunday, the nineteenth of June and Sunday, the twenty-sixth of June, MDCCCXCVIII, also sundry addresses and other papers therewith connected, 1698-1898
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Page 243 - Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
Page 209 - ... behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. .And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
Page 215 - They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's door ; they have their cloaks on and place themselves in order, three abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind comes the Governor, in a long robe ; beside him, on the right hand, comes the preacher with his cloak on, and on the left hand the captain with his side arms and cloak on, and with a small cane in his hand, — and so they march in good order, and each sets his arms down near...
Page 243 - We believe, with the primitive Christians, in the FATHER, and in the SON, and in the HOLY SPIRIT. We believe in GOD, the FATHER ALMIGHTY, Creator of heaven and earth...
Page 215 - Upon the hill, they have a large square house, with a flat roof, made of thick sawn planks, stayed with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church, where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays.
Page 42 - We pray for you and wish you prosperity every way, hoped the Lord would have given you so much light and love there, that you might have been eyes to God's people here, and not to practice those courses in a wilderness, which you went so far to prevent.
Page 215 - ... five pounds and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church, where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays. They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the Captain's door; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order three abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind comes the Governor in a long robe...
Page 217 - We will not say, as the Separatists were wont to say at their leaving of England, Farewell, Babylon ! Farewell, Rome...
Page 42 - First, you compel such to come into your assemblies as you know will not join you in your worship; and when they show their dislike thereof, or witness against it, then you stir up your magistrates to punish them, for such, as you conceive, their public affronts.