Life And Society In America (volume 1)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

bySamuel Phillips Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. PENN AND PENNSYLVANIA. William Penn, an English Quaker, was the founder of Pennsylvania. He was born in London, on the 10th of October, 1644. His father was a British admiral and his mother a Dutch lady. At the Grammar School of Chigwell, Essex, William received the first rudiments of education. Here, also, he imbibed strong religious impressions. At the age of twelve he was withdrawn from school to receive private tuition at home. Three years later he entered Christ Church College, Oxford, where he formed an intimacy with the famous John Locke. Subsequently, he became a convert to Quakerism through the influence of one Thomas Loe. Refusing to conform to the worship of the Established Church, and being guilty of other acts of insubordination to college regulations, he was finally expelled. Arriving at home his father, greatly exasperated at his conduct, turned him out of doors. In 1662, however, a reconciliation took place. The youth was then sent to France, in order that the gaiety of the Capital might counteract the sombre mode of thought he had developed. Having no inclination for a worldly life or dissipation, William did not tarry in Paris, but proceeded to Saumur, where he studied theology under the distinguished Calvinistic professor, Moses Amyrault. He next visited Turin, but, in 1664, was recalled home by his father, rather a worldly and ambitious man, who was aiming at a peerage. Out of deference to his father's will, the son entered at Lincoln's Inn, and became a law student. At this time he had just reached his majority. Soon afterwards the Great Plague appeared, when he was driven from London. The terrible visitation served but to intensify his religious impressions; so that when Sir William Penn returned from sea in 1666, he found his ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. PENN AND PENNSYLVANIA. William Penn, an English Quaker, was the founder of Pennsylvania. He was born in London, on the 1...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232361

ISBN - 13:9780217232364

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