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Seite 176 - Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever...
Seite 123 - 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"!
Seite 209 - Harrison, preaching against bishops, ceremonies, ecclesiastical courts, ordaining of ministers, &c. for which $ as he afterwards boasted, he had been committed to thirty-two prisons, in some of which he could not see his hand at noon-day.
Seite 254 - It is said that men ought to have liberty of their conscience, and that it is persecution to debar them of it: I can rather stand amazed than reply to this: it is an astonishment to think that the brains of men should be parboiled in such impious ignorance.
Seite 223 - English government to their enterprise, they represented to the king, " that they were well weaned from the delicate milk of their mother country, and inured to the difficulties of a strange land ; that they were knit together in a strict and sacred bond, by virtue of which they held themselves bound to take care of the good of each other, and of the whole ; that it was not with them as with other men, whom small things could discourage, or small discontent cause to wish themselves at home again.
Seite 225 - I must here withal exhort you to take heed what you receive as truth, — examine it, consider it, and compare it with other scriptures of truth, before you receive it; for it is not possible the Christian world should come so lately out of such thick antichristian darkness, and that perfection of knowledge should break forth at once.
Seite 224 - I am very confident, the Lord has more " truth yet to break forth out of his holy word. For my " part, I cannot sufficiently bewail the condition of the " reformed churches, who are come to a period in religion, " and will at present go no further than the instruments of
Seite 40 - Licence, to make Habitation, Plantation, and to deduce a Colony of sundry of our People into that Part of America, commonly called VIRGINIA...
Seite 322 - There is a liberty of corrupt nature which is affected both by men and beasts, to do what they list ; and this liberty is inconsistent with authority, impatient of all restraint ; by this liberty sumus omnes deteriores / 't is the grand enemy of truth and peace, and all the ordinances of God are bent against it. But there is a civil, a moral, a federal liberty, which is the proper end and object of authority; it is a liberty for that only which is just and good ; for this liberty you are to stand...
Seite 121 - ... and of securing to it the benefit of their increasing commerce. With this view the parliament framed two laws, one of which expressly prohibited all mercantile intercourse between the colonies and foreign states ; and the other ordained, that no production of Asia, Africa, or America, .should be imported into the dominions of the commonwealth but in vessels belonging to English owners, or to the people of the colonies settled there ; and navigated by an English commander, and by crews of which...