Samuel Sewall and the World He Lived in

De Wolfe, Fiske & Company, 1897 - 319 pages

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Page 171 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 1 - The Wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, or whither it goeth ; so is every one that is born of The Spirit.
Page 170 - FORASMUCH as LIBERTY is in real value next unto Life; None ought to part with it themselves, or deprive others of it, but upon most mature consideration...
Page 16 - Oh, how it refresheth my heart to think that I shall yet again see thy sweet face in the land of the living! — that lovely countenance that I have so much delighted in, and beheld with so great content.
Page 287 - About this time there fell out a thing worthy of observation. Mr. Winthrop the younger, one of the magistrates, having many books in a chamber where there was corn of divers sorts, had among them one wherein the Greek testament, the psalms and the common prayer were bound together. He found the common prayer eaten with mice, every leaf of it, and not any of the two other touched, nor any other of his books, though there were above a thousand.
Page 281 - My best and greatest Friend, I could not possibly have a greater, began to find me with Hair before I was born, and had continued to do so ever since; and I could not find in my heart to go to another.
Page 170 - Slavery, hath put many upon thinking whether the Foundation of it be firmly and well laid ; so as to sustain the Vast Weight that is built upon it. It is most certain that all Men, as they are the sons of Adam, are Co-heirs, and have equal Right unto Liberty, and all other outward Comforts of Life.
Page 207 - Four and Fifty years with her dear Husband, and my dear Father: And she could not well brook the being divided from him at her death; which is the cause of our taking leave of her in this place. She was a true and constant Lover of...
Page 19 - All things being thus fitted, we went to prayer upon the upper deck. It was much to see how cheerful and comfortable all the company appeared ; not a woman or child that shewed fear, though all did apprehend the danger to have been great...
Page 171 - It is likewise most lamentable to think, how in taking Negroes out of Africa, and selling of them here, That which GOD has joined together, Men do boldly rend asunder; Men from their Country, Husbands from their Wives, Parents from their Children.

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