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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 128 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 84 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
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e Governor of the jurisdiction of Connecticote, labor with you, that ye would not put them to death? And did he not say unto you, that he would beg it of you on his bare knees, that ye would not do it? p. 157. Master over his own mind, he never regretted the brilliant prospects he had resigned, nor complained of the comparative solitude of New London; a large library Winthrop, II. 20. furnished employment to his mind; the study of nature, according to the principles of the philosophy of Bacon, was his delight; for he had a gift in understanding and art; and his home was endeared by a happy marriage, and many sweet children. His knowledge of human nature was as remarkable as his virtues. He never attempted impracticable things; but, understanding the springs of action, and the principles that control affairs, he calmly and noiselessly succeeded in all that he undertook. The New World was full of his praises; Puritans, and Quakers, and the freemen of Rhode Island, Roger Willi
s but one avenue to success in American legislation— freedom from ancient prejudice. The truly great lawgivers in our colonies first became as little children. Bacon, Nov. Org. i. LXVIII. Intellectus ab idolis liberandus est, ut non alius sit aditus ad regnum, in scientiis, quam ad regnum coelcrum; in quod nisi sub persona, &cnifesto. The president nath denied a free election of an assembly. This, Williamson, i. 134, classes among weak and flimsy arguments. Why should an apologist for Bacon clamor against Culpepper? The events that followed prove the sincerity of this plea; for North Carolina was much infected with that passion for representative goveacquittal. Chalmers, 537, and documents. Martin, i. 170, 171. Williamson, i. 133. Chalmers, with great consistency, condemned Culpepper, just as he condemned Bacon and Jefferson, Hancock and John Adams. But Williamson has allowed himself to be confused by the judgments of royalists, and, vol. i. p. 135, calls the fathers of
ts of this assembly manifest the principles of Bacon; and were they not principles of justice, freeo amuse and circumvent, &c. Fearing treachery, Bacon secretly withdrew, to recount his wrongs to thcried, A fair mark, shoot.—I will not, replied Bacon, hurt a hair of your head, or of any man's; wes obstinate self-will, they promise to protect Bacon against every armed force; and after long and air of the balmy autumn was laden with death. Bacon himself suddenly sickened; his vital energies rial, Berkeley demanded, Why did you engage in Bacon's designs? Before the prisoner could frame an77. Jan. 29. tion, promising pardon to all but Bacon? Hening, ii. 428, 429. In defiance of remonthe laws at large. Compare T. M.'s Account of Bacon's Rebellion, p. 21. An important passage. But man Catholic. Bohemia Chap. XIV.} Itself, Bacon, 1666, c. VII. the country of Jerome and of Hue was established on a corresponding basis. Bacon, 1678, c. III. McMahon, 445. The party of Bac[44 more...]
ilt up a system of common law, and given securities to liberty in the interpretation of contracts. Under the guidance of Bacon, the inductive method, in its freedom, was about to investigate the laws of the outward world, Chap XVI.} and reveal thtes had already 1637 applied the method of observation and free inquiry to the study of morals and the mind; in England, Bacon hardly proceeded beyond the province of natural philosophy. He compared the subtile visions, in which the Bacon de Au??rivolous and empty; but the spider's web is essential to the spider's well-being, and for his neglect of the inner voice, Bacon paid the terrible penalty of a life disgraced by flattery, selfishness, and mean compliance. Freedom, as applied to moras arrived when the plebeian mind should make its boldest effort to escape from hereditary prejudices; when the freedom of Bacon, the enthusiasm of Wickliffe, and the politics of Wat Tyler, were to gain the highest unity in a sect; when a popular, an
the Stuarts; and, uneasy at the royalist principles which prevailed in its forming aristocracy, soon manifested the tendency of the age at the polls The inclinations of the country, wrote Spotswood, when the generation born during the period of Bacon's Chap XVIII.} 1710 rebellion had grown to maturity, are rendered mysterious by a new and unaccountable humor, which hath 1710 obtained in several counties, of excluding the gentlemen from being burgesses, and choosing only persons of mean figure New World sheltered neither bishops nor princes, in respect to political opinion, the English church was there but an enfranchisement from Popery, favoring humanity and freedom. The inhabitants of Virginia were conformists after the pattern of Bacon Lord Bacon was a Church-of-England man; his tracts on the church appear to me to be in accord with the natural feeling of Virginia. Its people did not hate The Puritans, though the English governor did. Every one has his faults, and to the Vi