The Founding of New England

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 1921 - New England - 482 pages
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I wouldn't exactly call The Founding of New England a great read, but I did learn more about the founding of the New England colonies specifically than I ever did as a history major in college. For ... Read full review

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Page 368 - God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain over into this wilderness...
Page 192 - They who have the power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds and limitations of the power and place unto which they call them.
Page 256 - If any church, one or more, shall grow schismatical, rending itself from the communion of other churches, or shall walk incorrigibly or obstinately in any corrupt way of their own, contrary to the rule of the word ; in such case the magistrate is to put forth his coercive power, as the matter shall require.
Page 96 - ... the Lord had more truth and light yet to break forth out of his holy Word.
Page 261 - You know not, if you think we came into this wilderness to practice those courses here which we fled from in England. We believe there is a vast difference between men's inventions and God's institutions ; we fled from men's inventions, to which we else should have been compelled ; we compel none to men's inventions.
Page 160 - ... loss of time of so many as must intend it. Yet this they might do at present, viz., they might, at the general court, make an order, that, once in the year, a certain number should be appointed (upon summons from the governor) to revise all laws etc., and to reform what they found amiss therein; but not to make any new laws, but prefer their grievances to the court of assistants; and that no assessment should be laid upon the country without the consent of such a committee, nor any lands disposed...
Page 138 - September next, the whole Government, together with the Patent for the said Plantation, be first, by an order of Court, legally transferred and established to remain with us and others which shall inhabit upon the said Plantation...
Page 267 - ... this place, for that they are not opposed by the civil authority, but with all patience and meekness are suffered to say over their pretended revelations and admonitions, nor are they like or able to gain many here to their way...
Page 261 - If the worship be lawful in itself, the magistrate compelling him to come to it compelleth him not to sin ; but the sin is in his will that needs to be compelled to a Christian duty.
Page 305 - ... absolute power of government; for thereby we have power to make laws, to erect all sorts of magistracy, to correct, punish, pardon, govern, and rule the people absolutely, which word implies two things, 1.

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