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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, The Puritan minister. (search)
own graveyard;--princely preachers Cotton Mather calls them. He relates that Mr. Cotton, in addition to preaching on Sunday and holding his ordinary lecture every Th Colony as heathen,--that is, based on Greek and Roman models, not Mosaic,--and Cotton's was afterwards rebuked in England as fanatical and absurd. But the governmenem for twenty shillings a Sunday, half in money and half in provisions. Holy Mr. Cotton used to say that nothing was cheap in New England but milk and ministers. Dooundations, and was fully discussed at Thursday Lecture, March 7, 1634. Holy Mr. Cotton was utterly and unalterably opposed to veils, regarding them as a token of susual in such cases; so Paul, veils, and vanity carried the day. But afterward Mr. Cotton came to Salem to preach for Mr. Skelton, and did not miss his chance to put ity body of people, and there's not one of them all but Mr. Wilson loves him. Mr. Cotton was a terror to evil-doers, yet, when a company of men came along from a tave