Biographical Sketches of the Fathers of New England: Intended to Acquaint Youth with the Lives, Characters and Sufferings of Those who Founded Our Civil and Religious Institutions

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Marsh, Capen and Lyon, 1836 - Massachusetts - 180 pages

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Page 174 - Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due submission...
Page 180 - From his nest by the white wave's foam; And the rocking pines of the forest roared — This was their welcome home! There were men with hoary hair Amidst that pilgrim band; — Why had they come to wither there, Away from their childhood's land? There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's truth; There was manhood's brow serenely high, And the fiery heart of youth.
Page 24 - Calvinists, you see, stick fast where they were left, by that great man of God, who yet saw not all things.
Page 173 - Having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia...
Page 25 - I beseech you, remember it, it is an article of your church covenant, That you be ready to receive whatever truth shall be made known to you from the written word of God.
Page 24 - I am very confident, that 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 go at present no farther than the instruments of their reformation.
Page 173 - In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign lord, King James, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, etc.
Page 23 - I charge you before God and His blessed angels that you follow me no further than you have seen me follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 180 - What sought they thus afar ? Bright jewels of the mine ? The wealth of seas, the spoils of war ? They sought a faith's pure shrine ! Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod ; They have left unstained what there they found — Freedom to worship God.
Page 146 - I was sorely tossed, for one fourteen weeks, in a bitter winter season, not knowing what bread or bed did mean...

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