The Beginners of a Nation: A History of the Source and Rise of the Earliest English Settlements in America, with Special Reference to the Life and Character of the People

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Appleton, 1896 - 377 páginas
 

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Página 17 - Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. There would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.
Página 290 - 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.
Página 156 - Robinson was a man of excellent parts, and the most learned, polished, and modest spirit that ever separated from the Church of England ; " and long after his death the Dutch theologian Hornbeeck recalls again and again his integrity, learning, and modesty.
Página 145 - Lord raised up in those days) to see further into things by the light of the word of God. How not only these base and beggerly ceremonies were unlawfull, but also that the lordly and tiranous power of the prelats ought not to be submitted unto...
Página 154 - Lord reveiled further unto him. And in ye end, by ye tirrany of ye bishops against godly preachers & people, in silenceing the one & persecuting ye other, he and many more of those times begane to looke further into things...
Página 166 - ... burden, were oftentimes so oppressed with their heavy labors, that though their minds were free and willing, yet their bodies bowed under the weight of the same, and became decrepit in their early youth; the vigor of nature being consumed in the very bud, as it were.
Página 139 - Yet notwithstanding, all parsons, vicars, and curates shall teach and declare unto their parishioners, that they may with a safe and quiet conscience, after their common prayer in the time of harvest, labour upon the holy and festival days, and save that thing which God hath sent...
Página 217 - It will be a service to the Church of great consequence to carry the Gospell into those parts of the world...
Página 175 - So they lefte that goodly and pleasante citie, which had been ther resting place near 12. years; but they knew they were pilgrimes,* and looked not much on those things, but lift up their eyes to the heavens, their dearest cuntrie, and quieted their spirits.
Página 217 - ... to the knowledge and obedience of the only true God and Saviour of mankind, and the Christian faith, which in our royal intention, and the adventurers' free profession, is the principal end of this plantation.

Acerca do autor (1896)

Edward Eggleston was born on December 10, 1837, in Indiana. He died on September 3, 1902 and was an American Historian and novelist. Eggleston wrote the "Hoosier" series of books: The Hoosier Schoolmaster, The Hoosier Schoolboy, The End of the World, and The Faith Doctor to name a few. he also wrote historical books including: A History of the United States and Its People (1888), The Beginners of a Nation (1896), The Transit of Civilization From England to America (1901), and New Centennial History of the United States (1904). Eggleston died at his home in Owl's Nest, Lake George, New York. Owl's Nest was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

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