Old New England Churches and Their Children

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Doubleday, Page, 1906 - Church buildings - 442 pages
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Page 372 - Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee : for whither thou goest, I will go ; and where thou lodgest I will lodge : thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: " Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried; the Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
Page xxiv - All the people of God within this jurisdiction who are not in a church way, and be orthodox in judgment, and not scandalous in life, shall have full liberty to gather themselves into a Church Estate. Provided they do it in a Christian way, with due observation of the rules of Christ revealed in his word.
Page 371 - And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
Page 61 - We will not say, as the Separatists were wont to say at their leaving of 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...
Page 119 - As the Commander-in-Chief has been apprised of a design formed for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the effigy of the Pope, he cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be officers and soldiers in this army so void of common sense as not to see the impropriety of such a step...
Page 61 - We will not say as the Separatists were wont to say at their leaving of 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 128 - When I came in, past 7. at night, my wife met me in the Entry and told me Betty had surprised them. I was surprised with the abruptness of the Relation. It seems Betty Sewall had given some signs of dejection and sorrow; but a little after...
Page 432 - I being conscientious that it is not right in the sight of God to keep slaves — I therefore obtaining leave of the detachment under my command to give her and her child their freedom — I do therefore give the said Dinah...
Page 193 - Oh, the hunger that many suffered, and saw no hope in an eye of reason to be supplied, only by clams, and mussels, and fish.
Page 283 - For freedom of conscience, the town was first planted, Persuasion, not force, was used by the people. This church is the eldest, and has not recanted, Enjoying and granting, bell, temple and steeple.

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