The Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and Leader of the Long Parliament: With a Consideration of the English Commonwealth as a Forecast of America

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1889 - Great Britain - 581 pages
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Page 310 - He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed.
Page 22 - That whereas Mr. Williams had refused to join with the congregation at Boston, because they would not make a public declaration of their repentance for having communion with the churches of England, while they lived there ; and, besides, had declared his opinion, that the magistrate might not punish the breach of the Sabbath, nor any other offence, as it was a breach of the first table...
Page i - Then to advise how war may best, upheld. Move by her two main nerves, iron and gold, In all her equipage ; besides, to know Both spiritual power and civil, what each...
Page 110 - I knew not) very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor ; his linen was plain and not very clean, and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar ; his hat was without a hat-band, his stature was of a good size, his sword stuck close to his side, his countenance swolen and reddish, his voice sharp and untuneable, and his eloquence full of fervor, for the subjectmatter would...
Page 453 - Thou do. dispose of me, continue and go on to do good for them. Give them consistency of judgment, one heart, and mutual love ; and go on to deliver them, and with the work of reformation ; and make the Name of Christ glorious in the world. Teach those who look too much on Thy instruments, to depend more upon Thyself.
Page 255 - There goes many a ship to sea, with many hundred souls in one ship, whose weal and woe is common, and is a true picture of a commonwealth, or a human combination or society. It hath fallen out sometimes that both Papists and Protestants, Jews and Turks, may be embarked in one ship...
Page 247 - When you kissed your lily hands to your lemans to-day ; And to-morrow shall the fox, from her chambers in the rocks, Lead forth her tawny cubs to howl above the prey. Where be your tongues that late mocked at heaven and hell and fate, And the fingers that once were so busy with your blades, Your perfumed satin clothes, your catches and your oaths, Your stage-plays and your sonnets, your diamonds and...
Page 452 - Lord, though I am a miserable and wretched creature, I am in Covenant with Thee through grace. And I may, I will, come to Thee, for Thy People. Thou hast made me, though very unworthy, a mean instrument to do them some good, and 1 hec service ; ami many of them have set too high a value upon me, though others wish and would be glad of my death ; Lord, however Thou do dispose of me, continue and go on to do good for them.
Page 287 - Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Page 314 - That the Commons of England in Parliament assembled do declare, that the People are, under God, the original of all just power ; and do also declare, that the Commons of England in Parliament assembled, being chosen by and representing the People, have the supreme power in this nation...

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