Virginia Carolorum: The Colony Under the Rule of Charles the First and Second, A. D. 1625-A, Part 1685

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J. Munsell's Sons, 1886 - Virginia - 446 pages
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Page 338 - I thank God there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have them 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 251 - liberty of conscience" repugnant to this. If men will profess, — be they those under Baptism, be they those of the Independent judgment simply, or of the Presbyterian judgment, — in the name of God, encourage them, countenance them...
Page 205 - ... poultry ; he married the daughter of Sir Thomas Hinton, and in a word, keeps a good house, lives bravely, and a true lover of Virginia; he is worthy of much honor.
Page 337 - I can knowingly affirm, that there is no government of ten years settlement, but has thrice as much allowed him. But I am supported by my hopes, that his gracious majesty will one day consider me.
Page 345 - Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these 35 Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me.
Page 213 - ... this which I have now told you: They talke indeed of money laid out on this Country in its infancy : I will not say how little, nor how Centuply repaid, but will onely aske, was it theirs? They who in the beginning of this warr were so poore, & indigent, that the wealth and rapines of three Kingdomes & their Churches too, cannot yet make rich, but are faine to seeke out new Territories and impositions to sustaine their Luxury amongst themselves.
Page 332 - The Indians, our neighbours are absolutely subjected, so that there is no fear of them. As for correspondence, we have none with any European strangers; nor is there a possibility to have it with our own nation further than our traffick concerns.
Page 89 - ... to profit the Church of God, having always in mind that they ought to excel all others in purity of life, and should be examples to the people to live well and christianly, under pain of ecclesiastical censures to be inflicted with severity according to the qualities of their offences.
Page 389 - It is a nest of wasps, or swarm of vermin which have overcrept the land. I mean the Monopolies and Pollers of the people : these, like the Frogs of Egypt, have gotten possession of our dwellings, and we have scarce a room free from them. They sup in our cup. They dip in our dish. They sit by our fire. We find them in the dye-fat, wash-bowl, and powdering tub. They share with the butler in his box. They have marked and sealed us from head to foot.
Page 63 - I must either go and settle it in a better order than it is, or else give it over, and lose all the charges I have been at hitherto for other men to build their fortunes upon. And I had rather be esteemed a fool by some for the hazard of one month's journey, than to prove myself one certainly for six years by past, if the business be now lost for the want of a little pains and care.

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