Early American Churches

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Doubleday, Page, 1914 - Church architecture - 189 pages
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Page 153 - XCVI. [As the country comes to be sufficiently planted and distributed into fit divisions, it shall belong to the parliament to take care for the building of churches, and the public maintenance of divines, to be employed in the exercise of religion, according to the Church of England; which being the only true and orthodox, and the national religion of all the king's dominions, is so also of Carolina; and therefore it alone shall be allowed to receive public maintenance, by grant of parliament.*]...
Page 7 - I well remember, we did hang an awning (which is an old sail,) to three or four trees, to shadow us from the sun ; our walls were rails of wood, our seats unhewed trees, till we cut planks, our pulpit a bar of wood nailed to two neighboring trees ; in foul weather we shifted into an old rotten tent, for we had few better, and this came by way of adventure for new.
Page 8 - ... we had daily common prayer morning and evening, every Sunday two sermons, and every three months the Holy Communion, till our minister died. But our prayers daily, with an homily on Sundays, we continued two or three years after, till more preachers came.
Page 30 - At a Court holden in the Lower County of New Norfolke 21 of November 1638. "Capt. Adam Thorowgood, Esq., Capt. John Sibsey, Mr. "Willie Julian, Mr. Edward Windha, Mr. Francis Mason, Mr. Henry Seawell. "Whereas there hath beene an order of Court granted by the Governor and Counsell for the Building and erecting of a Church in the upper * * * of this County with a reference to the Commander and Commissioners of sd County for appointing of a place fitting and convenient for the situation and building...
Page 32 - Whereas the Lower Church of this parish is very much out of Repair and Standeth very inconvenient for most of the inhabitants of the said parish. Therefore ordered that as soon as conveniently may be a new Church of Brick Sixty feet long and twenty fower feet wide in the cleer and fourteen feet pitch -with a Gallery Sixteen feet long be built and Erected upon the maine Roade by the School House near Thomas Jackson's; and the Clerk is ordered to give a Copy of this order to Capt. Nicho Mere-wether...
Page 106 - In this vault, lies buried PETRUS STUYVESANT, late Captain General and Commander-in-chief of Amsterdam, in New Netherland, now called New York, and the Dutch West India Islands. Died in August, A,D. 1682, aged eighty years.
Page 124 - THE orders of Architecture, as has been observed, are the basis upon which the whole decorative part of the art is chiefly built, and towards which the attention of the artist must ever be directed, even where no orders are introduced.
Page 70 - November ye 29th, 1683: Whereas, ye Brick Church at Middle Plantation is now finished, It is ordered yt all ye Inhabitants of ye said Parish do. for the future repair thither to hear Divine Service and ye Word of God preached; And that Mr. Rowland Jones, Minister, do dedicate ye said Church ye sixth of January next, being ye Epiphany.
Page 13 - Farewell, Babylon! Farewell, Rome ! but we will say, Farewell, dear England ! Farewell the Church of God in England, and all the Christian friends there ! We do not go to New England as Separatists from the Church of England; though we cannot but separate from the corruptions in it. But we go to practise the positive part of Church reformation, and propagate the Gospel in America!
Page 95 - Mrs., or rather Miss Manley, for she was never married, is best known as the authoress of the ' New Atalantis,' a scandalous work, which she published at the end of the seventeenth or the beginning of the eighteenth century.

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