The Landing at Cape Anne; Or, the Charter of the First Permanent Colony on the Territory of the Massachusetts Company

The Landing at Cape Anne; Or, the Charter of the First Permanent Colony on the Territory of the Massachusetts Company

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...before referred to, men of quiet and excellent lives, were of this party. They looked towards New England as a refuge from the impending storms of persecution. The venerable dignitary professed to Mr. White, that but for the infirmities of age he would go thither with him.1 1 The fact that a Prelate of the Church of England was ono of the earliest friends of New England, has been, I believe, hitherto unnoticed. Hugh Peters' "Last Legacy to his Daughter." Boston, 1717, p. 77. Bishop Lake was born at Southampton, son of Almeric Lake or du Lake, and brother of Sir Thomas, Secretary of State, elevated to the See of Bath and Wells in 1616, and died in 1626. A thick folio volume of his sermons was published in 1629. Laud was his immediate successor in his bishopric, Rev. John White, A. M., born at Stanton, St. John, in Oxfordshire, 1576, was Rector of Trinity Church, in Dorchester, 1606-1648, with little interruption. The Prelate Laud persecuted him for preaching against popish ceremonies. Prince Rupert plundered his house, and robbed him of his library. He was eminent in the assembly of divines. He died July 21, 1G48, aged 72, and lies buried in the porch of St. l'cter's Church, Dorchester, but, proh junior! without any monumental inscription. "By his wisdom and ministerial labors," says Fuller, "Dorchester was much enriched with knowledge, piety, and industry." lie was called the "Patriarch of Dorchester." Brook's Lives, iii. 89, 90. 4.0 REASON8 FOR COLON1Z1NO NEW ENGLAND. The advantages of a permanent settlement on the coast of New England were early brought to the attention of those engaged in the western fisheries,1 but without any effect, for the reason, it may be, that they were the suggestions of men of...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236605004
  • 9781236605009