Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science: Extra volumes, Volume 15

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Johns Hopkins Press, 1896 - History

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Page 155 - That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience ; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
Page 198 - Stitch away, thou noble Fox : every prick of that little instrument is pricking into the heart of Slavery, and World-worship, and the Mammon-god.
Page 199 - ... that Friends be careful not to encourage the bringing in of any more negroes; and that such that have negroes, be careful of them, bring them to meetings, have meetings with them in their families, and restrain them from loose and lewd living as much as in them lies, and from rambling abroad on First-days or other times.
Page 257 - Sea waves; and the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night...
Page 2 - And, when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw...
Page 2 - The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swol'n with wind and the rank mist they draw Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.
Page 18 - Whereas many schismatical persons, out of their averseness to the orthodox established religion, or out of the new-fangled conceits of their own heretical inventions, refuse to have their children baptized...
Page 10 - That our royal will and pleasure is, that no person within the said colony, at any time hereafter, shall be any wise molested, punished, disquieted, or called in question, for any differences in opinion in matters of religion...
Page 2 - Enow of such as for their bellies* sake Creep, and intrude, and climb into the fold ! Of other care they little reckoning make, Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest ! Blind mouths ! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have...
Page 65 - Pennsylvania, where at the request of Penn, who shortly followed, he remained 16 years. He was chosen the first Recorder of Philadelphia by a charter of 25 Oct., 1701, was a Member of the Council of State, Keeper of the Great Seal, Master of the Rolls, and in 1706 elected Mayor of Philadelphia.

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