The English in America: The Puritan Colonies, Volume 2

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Longmans, Green, 1887 - New England


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Page 83 - Only lascivious dancing to wanton ditties, and in amorous gestures and wanton dalliances, especially after great feasts, I would bear witness against, as a great flabella libidinis.
Page 256 - that the laws made by your Majesty and your Parliament obligeth them in nothing but what consists with the interest of that Colony ; that the legislative power is and abides in them solely...
Page 459 - This Country will never be worth Living in for Lawyers and Gentlemen, till the Charter is taken away.
Page 276 - Randolph was no fool, but he must have been curiously blinded by hatred not to see that the English government could not accept his doctrine without invalidating every act of its past colonial policy. In another document the standing charges are embodied in a stranger form, in a string of so-called articles of misdemeanor against a faction.
Page 103 - He that is willing to tolerate any religion, or discrepant way of religion, besides his own, unless it be in matters merely indifferent, either doubts of his own or is not sincere in it.
Page 298 - An Account | of the | Late Revolution | in New England. | Together with the | Declaration | of the | Gentlemen, Merchants, and Inhabitants of Boston, | and the Country adjacent.
Page 93 - Some scrupled the warrantableness of the course, seeing the major party of the church did not send to the churches for advice. It was answered, that it was not to be expected, that the major party would complain of their own act, and if the minor party, or the party grieved, should not be heard, then God should have left no means of redress in such a case, which could not be.
Page 260 - English woolen and other manufactures and commodities; rendering the navigation to and from them more safe and cheap ; and making this kingdom a staple not only of the commodities of the plantations, but also of the commodities of other countries and places for their supply; it being the usage of other nations to keep their plantation trade exclusively to themselves.
Page 174 - It claimed too the right of defence against all persons who should attempt the destruction or annoyance of the colony. Finally, it declared ' any imposition prejudicial to the country, contrary to any just laws of ours not repugnant to the laws of England, to be an infringement of our right.
Page 68 - I doubt whether it be not sin in us, having power in our hands, to suffer them to maintain the worship of the devil which their powwows often do ; truly, if upon a just war the Lord should deliver them into our hands, we might easily have men, women, and children enough to exchange for Moors...

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