New England's First Fruits: With Divers Other Special Matters Concerning that Country

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Reprinted for J. Sabin, 1865 - Indians of North America - 47 pages
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Page 23 - After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust.
Page 30 - Every Schollar that on proofe is found able to read the Originalls of the Old and New Testament into the Latine tongue, and to resolve them Logically ; withall being of godly life and conversation ; And at any publick Act hath the Approbation of the Overseers and Master of the Colledge, is fit to be dignified with his first Degree.
Page 26 - Latine Author extempore, and make and speake true Latine in Verse and Prose, suo ut aiunt Marte ; And decline perfectly the Paradigm's of Nounes and Verbes in the Greek tongue: Let him then and not before be capable of admission into the Colledge.
Page 25 - The latter hath been manifested in sundry of them by the savoury breathings of their Spirits in their godly conversation. Insomuch that we are confident, if these early...
Page 23 - Work; it pleased God to stir up the heart of one Mr. Harvard (a godly Gentleman and a lover of Learning, there living amongst us) to give the one halfe of his Estate (it being in all about ^1700) towards the erecting of a Colledge, and all his Library...
Page 24 - Pupills in the tongues and Arts, and so seasoned them with the principles of Divinity and Christianity, that we have to our great comfort, (and in truth) beyond our hopes, beheld their progresse in Learning and godlinesse also...
Page 24 - And by the side of the Colledge a faire Grammar Schoole, for the training up of young Schollars, and fitting of them for Academicall Learning, that still as they are judged ripe, they may be received into the Colledge of this Schoole : Master Corlet is the Mr.
Page 37 - In fweeping away great multitudes of the Natives by the fmall Pox, a little before we went thither, that he might make room for us there.
Page 40 - Servants and inftruments with us. 9. (Befides many Boates, Shallops, Hows, Lighters, Pinnaces) we are in a way of building Shippes, of an 100, 200, 300. 400. tunne, five of them are already at Sea...
Page 37 - Children there born ftronger, whereby our number is exceedingly increafed. 4. In giving us fuch peace and freedome from enemies, when almoft all the world is on a fire that (excepting that fhort trouble with the Pequits) we never heard of any found of Warres to this day. And in that Warre which we made againft them Gods hand from heaven was fo manifefted, that a very few of our men in a fhort time purfued through the...

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