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iberty of conscience, the equality of opinions before the law Chap. IX.} and in its defence he was the harbinger of Milton, the precursor and the superior of Jeremy Taylor. For taylor Limited his toleration to a few Christian sects; the philanthropy of Williams compassed the earth: Taylor favored partial reform, commended lenityTaylor favored partial reform, commended lenity, argued for forbearance, and entered a special plea in behalf of each tolerable sect; Williams would permit persecution of no opinion, of no religion, leaving heresy unharmed by law, and orthodoxy unprotected by the terrors of penal statutes. Taylor still clung to the necessity of positive regulations enforcing religion and eradTaylor still clung to the necessity of positive regulations enforcing religion and eradicating error; he resembled the poets, who, in their folly, first declare their hero to be invulnerable, and then clothe him in earthly armor: Williams was willing to leave Truth alone, in her own panoply of light, The expression is partly from Gibbon and Sir Henry Vane. believing that if, in the ancient feud between Truth and
Wheelwright was rescinded; a proposition was made to extend the franchises of the company to those who were not church members, provided a civil agreement among all the English could be formed for Chap. X.} 1644. asserting the common liberty. For this purpose letters were written to the confederated states; but the want of concert defeated the plan. The law which, nearly at the same time, threatened obstinate Anabaptists with exile, was not designed to be enforced. Anabaptism, says Jeremy Taylor in his famous argument for liberty, is as much to be rooted out as any thing that is the greatest pest and nuisance to the public interest. The fathers of Massachusetts reasoned more mildly. The dangers apprehended from some wild and turbulent spirits, whose conscience and religion seemed only to sett forth themselves and raise contentions in the country, did provoke us—such was their language at the time—to provide for our safety by a law, that all such should take notice how unwelcom