The literary diary of Ezra Stiles ...

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C. Scribner's sons, 1901 - History
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Page 385 - There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Page 417 - I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Page 459 - That this assembly deeply feels the suffering of their countrymen in the Massachusetts Bay, under the operation of the late unjust, cruel, and oppressive acts of the British parliament — that they most thoroughly approve the wisdom and fortitude, with which opposition to these wicked ministerial measures has hitherto been conducted, and they earnestly recommend to their brethren, a perseverance in the same firm and temperate conduct, as expressed in the resolutions determined upon at a meeting...
Page 649 - Stranger ! Ere thou pass, contemplate this cannon, nor regardless be told That near its base lies deposited the Dust of JOHN BRADSHAW : Who, nobly superior to...
Page 617 - Peace, before they are hid from her eyes — that these colonies may ever be under the care and Protection of a kind Providence, and be prospered in all their interests — that the Divine blessing may descend and rest upon all our civil Rulers, and upon the Representatives of the people in their several Assemblies and Conventions, that they may be directed to wise and effectual measures for preserving the Union, and securing the just rights and privileges of the colonies — that virtue and true...
Page 259 - Here lies until the resurrection the body of Robert Sandeman, who, in the face of continual opposition from all sorts of men, long and boldly contended for the ancient faith that the bare death of Jesus Christ, without a deed or thought on the part of man, is sufficient to present the chief of sinners spotless before God.
Page 651 - When fifty or sixty men have a Constitution to form for a great empire, at the same time that they have a country of fifteen hundred miles in extent to fortify, millions to arm and train, a naval power to begin, an extensive commerce to regulate, numerous tribes of Indians to negotiate with, a standing army of twenty-seven thousand men to raise, pay, victual, and officer, I really shall pity those fifty or sixty men.
Page 651 - A certain great fortune and piddling genius, whose fame has been trumpeted so loudly, has given a silly cast to our whole doings. We are between hawk and buzzard.
Page 651 - We ought to have had in our hands, a month ago, the whole legislative, executive and judicial of the whole continent, and have completely modelled a constitution; to have raised a naval power and opened all our ports wide...
Page 52 - WHAT shall I render to my God For all His kindness shown ? My feet shall visit Thine abode, My songs address Thy throne. 2 Among the saints that fill Thy house, My offerings shall be paid ; There shall my zeal perform the vows My soul in anguish made.