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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 190 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 118 6 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 85 5 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 68 4 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 56 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 50 4 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 42 2 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 38 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 30 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. 30 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2. You can also browse the collection for John Winthrop or search for John Winthrop in all documents.

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Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The pulpit (1860). (search)
e. Congregationalism blossoms in its bright, consummate flower here. I feel a peculiar interest in this principle. The first man, if you will allow me to go back for a moment,--the first man who bore my name this side of the ocean, said to his church at Watertown, when they proceeded to induct him to office because of his calling in England, If they would have him stand minister by that calling which he received from the prelates in England, he would leave them. When, a year later, Governor Winthrop went to Watertown to settle certain dissensions there, the church said to him, If you come as a magistrate you have no business here; if you come with authority from the court we have no business with you; if you come as friends from a neighbor church you are welcome. That was a fair representation of the original spirit of New England. When you initiated your church, you remembered it. Down to the present moment it has grown and unfolded, until at last you stand here with a platform
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The Purtian principle and John Brown (1859). (search)
it to God, with two hundred thousand broken fetters in his hands, and henceforth it is sacred forever. I said that, to vindicate Puritanism, the children must be better than the fathers. Lo, this event! Brewster and Carver and Bradford and Winthrop faced a New England winter and defied law for themselves. For us, their children, they planted and sowed. They said,--Lo! our rights are trodden under foot; our cradles are not safe; our prayers may not ascend to God. They formed a State, ans of our own day, he saw men good as their fathers; but he leaped beyond them, and died for a race whose blood he did not share. This child of seventeen years gives her husband for a race into whose eyes she never looked. Braver than Carver or Winthrop, more disinterested than Bradford, broader than Hancock or Washington, pure as the brightest names on our catalogue, nearer God's heart, for, with a divine magnanimity he comprehended all races,--Ridley and Latimer minister before him. He sits i
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The scholar in a republic (1881). (search)
we walk backward, and throw over their memories the mantle of charity and excuse, saying reverently, Remember the temptation and the age. But Vane's ermine has no stain; no act of his needs explanation or apology; and in thought he stands abreast of our age,--like pure intellect, belongs to all time. Carlyle said, in years when his words were worth heeding, Young men, close your Byron, and open your Goethe. If my counsel had weight in these halls, I should say, Young men, close your John Winthrop and Washington, your Jefferson and Webster, and open Sir Harry Vane. The generation that knew Vane gave to our Alma Mater for a seal the simple pledge,--Veritas. But the narrowness and poverty of colonial life soon starved out this element. Harvard was rededicated Christo et Ecclesiae; and up to the middle of the last century, free thought in religion meant Charles Chauncy and the Brattle-Street Church protest, while free thought hardly existed anywhere else. But a single generatio