The Historical Relation of New England to the English Commonwealth

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Press of A. Mudge, 1874 - Massachusetts - 105 pages
 

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Page 8 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm, in erecting a grammar-school : and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used ; and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 31 - Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks : methinks I see her as an eagle, mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam...
Page 99 - But we do hope to find out all your tricks, Your plots and packing, worse than those of Trent That so the Parliament May, with their wholesome and preventive shears, Clip your phylacteries, though...
Page 99 - Dare ye for this adjure the civil sword To force our consciences that Christ set free, And ride us with a classic hierarchy Taught ye by mere AS and...
Page 51 - They left their native land in search of freedom, and found it in a desert. Divided as they are into a thousand forms of policy and religion, there is one point in which they all agree : they equally detest the pageantry of a king, and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.
Page 87 - Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves, whose Gospel is their maw.
Page 26 - ... we are altogether destitute, do in the name of Christ and in the sight of God combine ourselves together to erect and set up among us such government as shall be, to our best discerning, agreeable to the will of God...
Page 66 - This presumptuous imposing of the senses of men upon the words of God, the special senses of men upon the general words of God, and laying them upon men's consciences together, under the equal penalty of death and damnation ; this vain conceit that we can speak of the things of God, better than in the words of God...
Page 101 - I shall for neither friend nor foe conceal what the general murmur is; that if it come to inquisitioning again, and licensing, and that we are so timorous of ourselves, and suspicious of all men, as to fear each book, and the shaking of every leaf, before we know what the contents are; if some who but of late were little better than silenced from preaching, shall come now to silence us from reading, except what they please, it cannot be guessed what is intended by some but a second tyranny over learning...
Page 30 - Huss and Jerome, no nor the name of Luther, or of Calvin, had been ever known ; the glory of reforming all our neighbours had been completely ours.

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