Life and Letters of John Winthrop: Governor of the Massachusetts-Bay Company at Their Emigration to New England, 1630, Volume 1

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Little, Brown, 1869 - Puritans
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Page 389 - Mondays and Fridays, at five of the clock at night, we shall meet in spirit till we meet in person. Yet, if all these hopes should fail, blessed be our God, that we are assured we shall meet one day, if not as husband and wife, yet in a better condition.
Page 389 - ... assured we shall meet one day, if not as husband and wife, yet in a better condition. Let that stay and comfort thy heart. Neither can the sea drown thy husband, nor enemies destroy, nor any adversity deprive thee of thy husband or children. Therefore I will only take thee now and my sweet children in mine arms, and kiss and embrace you all, and so leave you with my God. Farewell, farewell. I bless you all in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Page 388 - Our boys are well and cheerful, and have no mind of home. They lie both with me, and sleep as soundly in a rug (for we use no sheets here) as ever they did at Groton; and so I do myself, (I praise God...
Page 241 - Bear it that the opposer may beware of thee Give every man thine ear but few thy voice Take each man's censure...
Page 292 - MOST LOVING. AND GOOD HUSBAND, I have received your letters. ' The true tokens of your love and care of my good, now in your absence, as well as when you are present, make me think that saying false, Out of sight out of mind.
Page 295 - I was yesterday at a meeting at goodman Cole's, upon the going of the young folk to Dedham, where many thanks were given to God for the reformation of the young man, and amendment of his life. We had also a part in their prayers. My dear husband, I will now leave writing to thee, hoping to see thee shortly. The good Lord send us a comfortable meeting. And thus, with my due respect to thyself, brother and sister I), sister Fanny, son John and the rest. My daughter remembers her duty to you all ; thinks...
Page 56 - I had more understanding in divinity than many of my years; for, in reading of some good books, I conceived that I did know divers of those points before, though I knew not how I should come by such knowledge ; (but, since, I perceived it was out of some...
Page 372 - ... written so earnestly to Mr. P. not to come, that he doth forbear to come till he hear more. I think she would have you send him word to come as soon as he can, being desirous to speak with him before you go ; but it must not come from herself, for she will write to him to stay still. She saith, that he shall not need to provide any thing but a house, for she will furnish it herself.
Page 345 - And we do further promise, every one for himself, that shall fail to be ready through his own default by the day appointed, to pay for every day's default the sum of 3, to the use of the rest of the company who shall be ready by the same day and time.

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