Sketches of the Judicial History of Massachusetts from 1630 to the Revolution in 1775

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C.C. Little and J. Brown, 1840 - Courts - 407 pages
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Page 73 - Let men of God in courts and churches watch O'er such as do a toleration hatch ; Lest that ill egg bring forth a cockatrice, To poison all with heresy and vice.
Page 149 - Not Visit the sin of him, or of any other, upon himself or any of his, nor upon the Land: But that He would powerfully defend him against all Temptations to Sin, for the future; and vouchsafe him the efficacious, saving Conduct of his Word and Spirit.
Page 163 - Every man of an immense crowded audience appeared to me to go away as I did, ready to take arms against writs of assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born.
Page 149 - Samuel Sewall, sensible of the reiterated strokes of God upon himself and family; and being sensible, that as to the Guilt contracted upon the opening of the late commission of Oyer and Terminer at Salem (to which the order for this Day relates) he is, upon many accounts, more concerned than any that he knows of, Desires to take the Blame and shame of it, Asking pardon of men...
Page 149 - Desires to take the Blame and shame of it, Asking pardon of men, And especially desiring prayers that God, who has an Unlimited Authority, would pardon that sin...
Page 13 - ... whereby our said people inhabitants there, may be so religiously, peaceably and civilly governed, as their good life and orderly conversation may win and invite the natives of the country to the knowledge and obedience of the only true GOD, and the Saviour of mankind and the Christian faith, which in our royal intentions, and the adventurers free possession, is the only and principal end of this plantation...
Page 163 - They were not seated on ivory chairs, but their dress was more solemn and more pompous than that of the Roman Senate, when the Gauls broke in upon them.
Page 261 - I said, You ought to be quickened to your Duty, in that you have so Convenient, and August a Chamber prepared for you to doe it in.
Page 54 - Lechford acknowledging he had overshot himself and is sorry for it, promising to attend to his calling and not to meddle with controversies, was dismissed.
Page 262 - ... far as these principles were applied by him, there is little doubt that he acted consistently with those he professed. He was, withal, a very learned man in other branches than the law, and familiarly and critically acquainted with Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and was the author of many religious works.1 He is represented by a cotemporary biographer, as having been " universally and greatly reverenced, esteemed and beloved for his eminent piety, learning and wisdom, his grave and venerable aspect...

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