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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 105 11 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 44 2 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 24 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 23 1 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 20 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.) 20 0 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 16 0 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. 15 1 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) 12 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 12 0 Browse Search
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lision; and New Haven had been unwilling to merge itself in the larger colony; the wise moderation of Winthrop was able to reconcile the jarrings, and blend the interests of the united colonies. The universal approbation of Connecticut followed him throughout all the remainder of his life; for twice seven years he continued to be annually elected to Chap. XI.} 1662 to 1676. the office of her chief magistrate. Compare further on the younger Winthrop, Savage, in Winthrop, i. 64, and 126; Eliot's Biog. Diet.; Roger Wolcott, in Mass. Hist. Coll. IV. 262—298. And the gratitude of Connecticut was reasonable. The charter which Winthrop had obtained, secured to her an existence of tranquillity which could not be surpassed. Civil freedom was safe under the shelter of masculine morality; and beggary and crime could not thrive in the midst of severest manners. From the first, the minds of the yeomanry were kept active by the constant exercise of the elective franchise; and, except
l she ceased to demand it as a favor. Meantime a treatise, which Eliot, the benevolent apostle of the Indians,—the same who had claimed fo earl) missionaries—the morning star of missionary enterprise—was John Eliot, whose benevolence almost amounted to the inspiration of genius. His uncontrollable charity welled out in a perpetual fountain. Eliot mixed with the Indians. He spoke to them of God, and of the soul, ll cite but two, one of which, at least, cannot easily be decided. Eliot preached against polygamy. Suppose a man, before he knew God, inqud its way across the globe, was in real life put to the pure-minded Eliot, among the wigwams of Nonantum. Suppose a squaw desert and flee fr. 29, 30. See the tracts collected in Mass. Hist. Coll. XXIV. And Eliot was never tired with this importunity; the spirit of humanity sustaigrants, Chap XII.} or the smoaky cells of the natives. Nor was Eliot alone. In the islands round Massachusetts, and within the limits o<
ery hope of reform from parliament vanished. 1680 Bigotry and tyranny prevailed more than ever, and Penn, despairing of relief in Europe, bent the whole energy of his mind to accomplish the establishment of a free government in the New World. For that heavenly end, he was prepared by the severe discipline of 1682. Oct. 27. life, and the love, without dissimulation, which formed the basis of his character. The sentiment of cheerful humanity was irrepressibly strong in his bosom; as with John Eliot and Roger Williams, benevolence gushed prodigally from his ever-overflowing heart; and when, in his late old age, his intellect was impaired, and his reason prostrated by apoplexy, his sweetness of disposition rose serenely over the clouds of disease. Possessing an extraordinary greatness of mind, vast conceptions, remarkable for their universality and precision, and surpassing in speculative endowments; Testimony of Friends. Compare J. F. Fisher's just and exact tribute to Penn, in P
ascribe the clemency of Virginia to the moderation of the church or spirit of the legislature. A careful consideration of the laws and other evidence, has left me no option but to form a different opinion. I know of no act of cruel persecution that originated among men who were settlers in Virginia. When left to themselves, from the days of John Smith, I think the Virginians were always tolerant. I have already quoted the important testimony of Whitaker, a man sincere and charitable like Eliot and Brainard. and of Shakspeare, rather than of Whitgift and Laud. Of Chap XVIII.} themselves they asked no questions about the surplice, and never wore the badge of non-resisting obedience. The meaner and more ignoble the party, the more general and comprehensive are its principles; for none but principles of universal freedom can reach the meanest condition. The serf defends the widest philanthropy; for that alone can break his bondage. The plebeian sect of Anabaptists, the scum of