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which gave liberties to Pennsylvania, and extended them to Chap. XIX.} Delaware; the crimes of the dynasty banished to our country men of learning, virtue, and fortitude. Thus did despotism render benefits to freedom. The wisdom of God, as John Knox had predicted, compelled the very malice of Satan, and such as were drowned in sin, to serve to his glory and the profit of his elect. Four hundred and seventy-four years after the barons at Runnymede had extorted Magna Charta from their legatimer, the homilies of the Anglican church, recognized legitimacy without reserve, and opposing the Roman pretension to a power of dispensing from Chap. XIX.} allegiance, taught passive obedience. The right of resistance—familiar to Calvin and Knox, to the early Puritans and the Presbyterians, not of itself a democratic doctrine, but rather the most cherished principle of feudal liberty, familiar to the nobles of every monarchy in Europe—was the next conquest in the progress of popular freed