The True William Penn

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1899 - 392 pages
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Page 207 - I have, and for my business here, know that after many waitings, watchings, solicitings and disputes in council, this day my country was confirmed to me under the great seal of England, with large powers and privileges, by the name of Pennsylvania, a name the king would give it in honour of my father.
Page 307 - James had always been his friend, and his father's friend; and that in gratitude he himself was the King's, and did ever, as much as in him lay, influence him to his true interest.
Page 99 - After dinner comes Mr. Pen to visit me, and stayed an hour talking with me. I perceive something of learning he hath got, but a great deal, if not too much, of the vanity of the French garbe and affected manner of speech and gait - I fear all real profit he hath made of his travel will signify little.
Page 150 - Son William, I am weary of the world ; I would not live over my days again, if I could command them with a wish ; for the snares of life are greater than the fears of death.
Page 109 - At night comes Mrs. Turner to see us ; and there, among other talk, she tells me that Mr. William Pen, who is lately come over from Ireland, is a Quaker again, or some very melancholy thing ; that he cares for no company, nor comes into any : which is a pleasant thing, after his being abroad so long, and his father such a hypocritical rogue, and at this time an Atheist.
Page 145 - I can never urge the fundamental laws of England, but you cry, " Take him away ! take him away !" But it is no wonder, since the Spanish Inquisition hath so great a place in the recorder's heart. God Almighty, who is just, will judge you all for these things.
Page 73 - Though my exercises and troubles were very great, yet were they not so continual but that I had some intermissions, and was sometimes brought into such a heavenly joy, that I thought I had been in Abraham's bosom.
Page 145 - Till now I never understood the reason of the policy and prudence of the Spaniards in suffering the Inquisition among them; and certainly it will never be well with us till something like unto the Spanish Inquisition be in England.
Page 243 - Indians must live in love as long as the sun gave light; which done, another made a speech to the Indians, in the name of all the...
Page 143 - Penn. Certainly, if the common law be so hard to be understood, it is far from being very common. But if the Lord Coke, in his 'Institutes,' be of any consideration, he tells us, 'That common law is common right; and that common right is the great charter privileges, confirmed 9 Hen.

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