A History of the First Church and Parish in Dedham, in Three Discourses: Delivered on Occasion of the Completion, November 18, 1838, of the Second Century Since the Gathering of Said Church

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H. Mann, 1839 - 104 páginas
 

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Página 59 - Democracy I do not conceive that ever God did ordain as a fit government either for church or commonwealth. If the people be governors, who shall be governed?
Página 74 - Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Página 55 - at the Mount of St Mary's, in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation.
Página 23 - The serpent is the devil ; the synod, the representative of the churches of Christ in New England. The devil had formerly and lately attempted their disturbance and dissolution ; but their faith in the seed of the woman overcame him and crushed his head.
Página 82 - And God himself sets no common value on it : " The sacrifices of God are a broken heart : a broken and a contrite spirit, O God, thou wilt not despise." Psa. 51 : 17. That is, God is more delighted with such a heart, than with all sacrifices; one groan, one tear, flowing from faith and the spirit of adoption, are more to him than the cattle upon a thousand hills.
Página 64 - that he did not know when the Lord's day was; he thought every day was a Sabbath day; for," he said, "they did nothing but pray and preach all the week long.
Página 31 - Some melancholy fancies would not be persuaded, but that the eclipse falling out at that instant of time was ominous, conceiving also that in the centre of the moon they discerned an unusual black spot, not a little resembling the scalp of an Indian : As others not long before, imagined they saw the form of an Indian bow, accounting that likewise ominous...
Página 75 - September 1636; being by tempests tossed up and down the seas till the Christmas following; then veering about to Plymouth in Old England; in which time I met with many sore afflictions. Leaving the ship, I went down to Yarmouth, in Norfolk County, whence I shipped myself and family to come to New-England...
Página 22 - Wilderness hath not onely equalized England in food, but goes beyond it in some places for the great plenty of wine and sugar, which is ordinarily spent, apples, pears, and quince tarts instead of their former Pumpkin Pies, Poultry they have plenty...
Página 49 - It is ordered that there shall be a plantacon settled aboute two miles above the falls of Charles river, on the northeast side thereof, to have ground lying to it on both sides the river, both upland and meadow, to be laid out hereafter -as the Court shall appoint.

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