The beginnings of Americanism, 1650-1710

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William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells
T. Y. Crowell & Company, 1901 - American literature
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Page 254 - I write the Wonders of the CHRISTIAN RELIGION, flying from the Depravations of Europe, to the American Strand: And, assisted by the Holy Author of that Religion, I do, with all Conscience of Truth, required therein by Him, who is the Truth it self, Report the Wonderful Displays of His Infinite Power, Wisdom, Goodness, and Faithfulness, wherewith His Divine Providence hath Irradiated an Indian Wilderness.
Page 238 - And he asked him, What is thy name ? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Page 322 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 117 - ... to vary the name ; for I feared lest it should be looked on as a vanity in me, and not as a respect in the king, as it truly was, to my father, whom he often mentions with praise.
Page 118 - There is a great God, and Power, which, hath made the world and all things therein, to whom you, and I, and all people owe their being and well-being, and to whom you and I must one day give an account for all that we have done in the world. " This great God has written his law in our hearts, by which we are taught and commanded to love, and to help, and to do good to one another.
Page 147 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Page 320 - For as much liberty is in real value next unto life : None ought to part with it themselves, or deprive others of it, but upon most mature consideration.
Page 353 - Bacon ; and some of them eat plentifully of it, and the effect of which was a very pleasant comedy ; for they turned natural fools upon it for several days. One would blow up a feather in the air ; another would dart straws at it with much fury ; and another, stark naked, was sitting up in a corner, like a monkey...
Page 321 - ... and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed and the bounds of their habitation ; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.
Page 92 - ... to which I have hitherto been unwilling; but now I yield up myself to your advice, and enter into a new canoe, and do engage to pray to God hereafter.

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