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1653 July 4. mind which had been the cause of the revolution.
It indulged in pious ecstasies, laid claim to the special enjoyment of the presence of Jesus Christ, and spent whole days in exhortations and prayers.
But the delirium of mysticism was not incompatible with clear notions of policy; and amidst the hyperboles Presbyterians, and secretly desired the restoration of the Stuarts.
The protector dissolved them, saying, The mighty things done among us are the revolutions of Christ himself; to deny this is to speak against God.
How highly the public mind was excited by this abrupt act of tyranny, is evident from what ensued.
The dissolutiolony; and he adds,— for in his view Christianity established political equality, —You are the unworthiest men upon the earth, if you do lose the liberty wherewith Christ hath made you free in life and glory.
The leading printed authorities for early Rhode Island history, are Callender's Century Sermon, Backus's History of the B