Our Plymouth Forefathers: The Real Founders of Our Republic

Author's Publishing Assoc., 1907 - 339 páginas

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Página 220 - ... the United Colonies of New England. 2. The said United Colonies for themselves and their posterities do jointly and severally hereby enter into a firm and perpetual league of friendship and amity for offence and defence, mutual advice and succor upon all just occasions both for preserving and propagating the truth and liberties of the Gospel and for their own mutual safety and welfare.
Página 239 - Indian fire away, and he did so to the purpose ; sent one musket bullet through his heart, and another not above two inches from it He fell upon his face in the mud and water, with his gun under him.
Página 158 - It is as far as I can gather, no other than is warranted by the evidence of truth. And the same which I have professed, and maintained, ever since the Lord in mercy revealed Himself unto me. Being far from the common report that hath been spread of you touching that particular...
Página 161 - England, Farewell, Babylon! Farewell, Rome ! but we will say, Farewell, dear England ! Farewell the Church of God in England, and all the Christian friends there ! We do not go to New England as Separatists from the Church of England; though we cannot but separate from the corruptions in it. But we go to practise the positive part of Church reformation, and propagate the Gospel in America!
Página 77 - Yet if he would be pleased to come himself, or any special friend of his desired to see us, coming from him they should be welcome. And to the end we might know them from others, our governor had sent him a copper chain ; desiring if any messenger should come from him to us, we might know him by...
Página 223 - ... privatly, but in such a maner as usually was well taken from him. He was tender harted, and compassionate of such as were in miserie, but espetialy of such as had been of good estate and ranke, and were fallen unto want & poverty, either for goodnes & religions sake, or by ye injury & oppression of others ; he would say, of all men these deserved to be pitied most.
Página 42 - Lastly (and which was not least), a great hope and inward zeal they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for the propagating and advancing the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world; yea, though they should be but even as stepping-stones unto others for the performing of so great a work.
Página 82 - Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoyt, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governour, and upon the captain and others.
Página 227 - He was a person for study as well as action ; and hence, notwithstanding the difficulties through which he passed in his youth, he attained unto a notable skill in languages ; the Dutch tongue was become almost as vernacular to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered ; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, Because, he said, he would see with his own eyes the ancient oracles of God in their native beauty.

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