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, indeed, Rhode Island was betrayed into Chap. XI.} inconsistency. There had been great difficulties in collecting taxes, and towns had refused to pay their rates. In 1671, the general assembly passed a law, inflicting a severe penalty on any one who should speak in town-meeting against the payment of the assessments. The law lost to its advocates their reelection in the next year, the magistrates were 1672. selected from the people called Quakers, and freedom of debate was restored. George Fox himself was present among his Friends, demanding a double diligence in guards against oppression, and in the firm support of the good of the people. The instruction of all the people in their rights, he esteemed the creative power of good in the colony; and he adds,— for in his view Christianity established political equality, —You are the unworthiest men upon the earth, if you do lose the liberty wherewith Christ hath made you free in life and glory. The leading printed authorities fo
s of Albemarle, he met with a tender people; Fox's Journal. 453. delivered his doctrine in the 55, 156. In the autumn of the same year, George Fox, the Chap. XIII.} 1672 father of the sect, , What I am in words, I am the same in life, Fox, 345. travelled across the great bogs, of the D their conduct. Such was the people to whom George Fox explained the beautiful truth that gives vit, reflection, and travel, and in its fruits, George Fox far more nearly resembled the simplicity of gs which had guided them in the wilderness. George Fox had a sense of all conditions; for how else could he have spoken to all conditions? Fox, 65. The visit to Carolina, at pp. 458, &c. Philadeo had been formerly convinced, was present; and Fox became his guest, yet not without much ado; for, and brought him to her hospitable home. As Fox turned again towards Virginia, he could say tha governor in June, 1680. Would the disciples of Fox subscribe to the authority of the proprietaries[3 more...]
the sufferings Besse, ii. 381—388. Very exact, McMahon, 227, less full than the Quaker historian. of the people called Quakers. Yet they were not persecuted for their religious worship, which was held publicly and without interruption. George Fox's Journal, 448, &c. The truth was received with reverence and gladness; and with secret satisfaction George Fox relates that members of the legislature and the council, persons of quality, and justices of the peace, were present at a large and George Fox relates that members of the legislature and the council, persons of quality, and justices of the peace, were present at a large and very heavenly meeting. The Indian emperor, after a great debate with his council, came also, followed by his kings, with their subordinate chieftains, and, reclining on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake, they listened to the evening discourse of the benevolent wanderer. At a later day, the heir of the province attended a Quaker assembly. But the refusal of the Quakers to perform military duty subjected them to fines and harsh imprisonment; the refusal to take an oath sometimes involved them
onsets were made in every direction; villages were laid waste; the farmer murdered in the field; his children swept into captivity. From the shores of New Jersey to the borders of Connecticut, not a bowery was safe. It was on this occasion, that Anne Hutchinson, Winthrop, II. 136. Gorton, 59. Hubbard, 345. Welde's Rise, Reign, and Ruin, Some write the Indians did burn her to death with fire. one of the most extraordinary women of her age, worthy to be named with Roger Williams and George Fox, perished with her family. The Dutch colony was threatened with ruin. Mine eyes, says a witness, saw the flames at Chap. XV.} 1643. their towns, and the frights and hurries of men, women and children, the present removal of all that could for Holland. The director was compelled to desire peace. On the fifth of March, 1643, a convention of sixteen sachems assembled in the woods of Rockaway, March 5. and at daybreak De Vries and another, the two envoys from Manhattan, were conducted t
nchor II. 62 of hope. The strong mind of George Fox had already risen above the prejudices of seme, that I could not hold; but was made to cry Fox, 70 out, Oh, no! it is not the Scriptures, itnd professors, magistrates and people, swelled Fox, 73 like the raging waves of the sea. At the LaPenn exults that the message came without sus- Fox, XXVII. picion of human wisdom. It was wonderf; their apostles made their way to Chap. XVI.} Fox, 351. Rome and Jerusalem, to New England and Egection from sin; and tolerating no compromise, Fox, XI. demands the harmonious development of man'e Inner Light is an invincible power. It is a Fox, 112. Penn, i. 347, 348. power which never chao it. It quenches fire; it daunts wild beasts; Fox, 175 it turns aside the edge of the sword; it oons; he will crown his people with dominion. Fox and Burnyeat, in Hazard's Reg. VI. 184—200. e storm was renewed, and the imprisonment of George Fox, on his return from America, demanded interc[43 more...]
Spiritual religion is an enfranchising power, expanding and elevating the soul, a service of forms was analogous to the understanding of James; to attend mass, to build chapels, to risk the kingdom for a rosary,—this was within his grasp; he had no clear perception of religious truth. Freedom of conscience, always an ennobling conception, was, in that age, an idea yet standing on the threshold of the world, waiting to be ushered in; and none but exalted minds—Roger Williams and Penn, Vane, Fox, and Bun- 1677 yan—went forth to welcome it; no glimpse of it reached James, whose selfish policy, unable to gain immediate dominion for his persecuted priests and his confessor, begged at least for toleration. Debauching a woman on promise of marriage, he next allowed her to be traduced as having yielded to frequent prostitution, and then married her; he was conscientious, but his moral sense was as slow as his understanding. He was not bloodthirsty; but to a narrow mind fear seems the mo<
God will be ordinances to us. The exiled doctrine, which established conscience as the highest court of Wheelwright. appeal, fled to the island gift of Miantonomoh; and the records of Rhode Island, like the beautiful career of Henry Vane, are the commentary on the true import of the creed. Faith in predestination alone divided the Antinomians from the Quakers. Both reverenced and obeyed the voice of conscience in its freedom. The near resemblance was perceived so soon as the fame of George Fox reached America; and the principal followers of Anne Hutchinson, Coddington, Mary Dyer, Henry Bull, and a majority of the people, avowed themselves to be Quakers. Thus had the principle of freedom of mind, first asserted for the common people, under a religious form, by Wickliffe, been pursued by a series of plebeian sects, till it at last reached a perfect development, coinciding with the highest attainment of European philosophy. By giving a welcome to every sect, America was Chap