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e most part, were farmers and the sons of farmers, resumed their places among the industrious classes of society; while the soldiers of the royalists were often found in the ranks of vagabonds and beggars. It was the troops of Cromwell that first, in the open field, broke the ranks of the royal squadrons; and the decisive victory 1644. July 2. of Marston Moor was won by the iron energy and valor of the godly saints whom he had enlisted. The final overthrow of the prospects of Charles in 1647. the field, marks the crisis of the struggle for the ascendant between the Presbyterians and Independents. Chap XI.} The former party had its organ in the parliament, the latter in the army, in which the Presbyterian commander had been surprised into a resignation by the self-denying ordinance, and the intrigues of Cromwell. As the duration of the parliament was unlimited, the Army refused to be disbanded; claiming to represent the interests of the people, and actually constituting the onl
y just beyond the coppices, among which browsed the goats and kine from the village. With so feeble a population, it was impossible to protect the eastern boundary of New Netherland. Of what avail were protests against actual settlers? Stuy- 1647. vesant was instructed to preserve the House of Good Hope at Hartford; but while he was claiming the 1649, 1650. country from Cape Cod to Cape Henlopen, there was danger that the New England men would stretch their Chap XV.} settlements to the ould offend the eight men, and the whole commonalty. The large proprietaries did not favor popular freedom; the commander of Rensselaer Stein had even raised a battery, that the 1644. canker of freemen might not enter the manor; but Chap. XV.} 1647. the patrons cheerfully joined the free boors in resisting arbitrary taxation. As a compromise, it was proposed that, from a double nomination by the villages, the governor should appoint tribunes, to act as magistrates in trivial cases, and as a
One 1646. day, the thought rose in his mind, that a man might be bred at Oxford or Cambridge, and yet be unable to Fox, 58. explain the great problem of existence. Again he reflected that God lives not in temples of brick and stone, but in the hearts of the living; and from the parish Ib. 59. priest and the parish church, he turned to the dissenters. But among them he found the most experienced unable to reach his condition. Ib. 60. Neither could the pursuit of wealth detain his mind 1647. from its struggle for fixed truth. His desires were those which wealth could not satisfy. A king's diet, palace, and attendance, had been to him as nothing. Rejecting the changeable ways of religious sects, the brittle notions and airy theories of philosophy, he longed for unchangeable truth, a firm foundation Fox, 61. of morals in the soul. His inquiring mind was gently led along to principles of endless and eternal love; light dawned within him; and though the world was rocked by temp