The Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and Leader of the Long Parliament; With a Consideration of the English Commonwealth as a Forecast of America Volume 3

The Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and Leader of the Long Parliament; With a Consideration of the English Commonwealth as a Forecast of America Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... of the Lord as righteous in His proceedings against us. "And in this path the Lord led us not only to see our sin, but also our duty; and this so unanimously set with weight upon each heart, that none was hardly able to speak a word to each other for bitter weeping, partly in the sense and shame of our iniquities; of our unbelief, base fear of men, and carnal consultations (as the fruit thereof) with our own wisdom, and not with the Word of the Lord--which only is a way of wisdom, strength, and safety, and all beside it are ways of snares. And yet we were also helped, with fear and trembling, to rejoice in the Lord, whose faithfulness and loving-kindness, we were made to see, yet failed us not;--who remembered us still, even in our low estate, because His mercy endures for ever. Who no sooner brought us to His feet acknowledging Him in that way of His (viz. searching for, being ashamed of, and willing to turn from, our iniquities, ) but He did direct our steps; and presently we were led and helped to a clear agreement amongst ourselves, not any dissenting. That it was the duty of our day, with the forces we had, to go out and fight against those potent enemies, which that year in all places appeared against us. With an humble confidence, in the name of the Lord only, that we should destroy them. And we were also enabled then, after serious seeking His face, to come to a very clear and joint resolution, on many grounds at large there debated among us, That it was our duty, if ever the Lord brought us back again in peace, to call Charles Stuart, that man of blood, to an account for that blood he had shed, and mischief he had done to his utmost, against the Lord's Cause and People in these poor Nations. "And how the Lord led and...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569881
  • 9781236569882