A Chronological History of New-England in the Form of Annals Volume 1-3

A Chronological History of New-England in the Form of Annals Volume 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...endure the great labour and hard fare, with other inconveniences which they endured: but though reason of these difficulties, with the licentiousness of the youth, and the temptations of the place, many of their children left their parents; some becoming soldiers, others taking to foreign voyages, and some to courses tending to dissoluteness and the danger of their souls: to the great grief of their parents, and fear lest their posterity (through temptations and examples) should degenerate, and Religion die among them. 3. From an inward zeal, and great hope of laying some foundation, or making way for propagating the Kingdom of Christ to the remote ends of the earth; though they should be but as stepping stones to others &c.1 "Upon their talk of removing, sundry of note they loved their persons, approved their cause, and honoured their suffering, yet they left them, as it were, weeping, as Orpah did her mother-in-law Naomi; or as those Romans did Cato in Utica, who desired to be excused and borne with, though they could not all be Catos. For many, though they desired to enjoy the Ordinances of God in their puritv, and the liberty of the Gospel with them; yet, alas, they admitted of bondage with danger of conscience, rather than to endure these hardships: yea, some preferred the prisons in England, rather than this liberty in Holland with these afflictions." 1 Mr Morton mentions another reason; which he doubtless had from the original Planters; viz., "That the great neglect of observing the Lord's Day was very grievous to them." (" New England's Memorial.") among the Dutch would have them go under them; and make them large offers: but choosing to go under the English Government, where they might enjoy their...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618688
  • 9781236618689