Life Of Henry Dunster; First President Of Harvard College

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJeremiah Chaplin

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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. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. HE world was now before Mr. Dunster, J_ but his prospects were far from encouraging. Besides himself, he had a wife and children to provide for. There was no other College in the land to seek the benefit of his profound learning; the churches regarded him as a heretic, an Anabaptist, "that bugbear of New England," a disturber of the peace of Zion and of the Commonwealth; and what church would desire, or if it desired, would dare1 to invite his 1 In 1653 the General Court enacted, "That every person that shall publish or maintain any heterodox or erroneous doctrine shall be liable to be questioned and censured by the County Court where he liveth, according to the merit of his offence." Col. Rec. IV. 151. It is probable that this action was prompted by Mr. Dunster's course, and was aimed directly at him. services, though he had the reputation of being "an orthodox preacher of the truths of Christ, very powerful through his blessing to move the affection "? Thus, regarded everywhere with suspicion, while everywhere acknowledged to be a man of incorruptible integrity and eminent ability, whither should he direct his steps, and what should be his employment? In his embarrassment, he sent, eleven days after his resignation, a Petition to the General Court, in which with singular meekness but without servility, without receding a step from his avowed belief, he invoked their merciful consideration of his circumstances: "The Petition of Henry Dunster in case of important and importunate exigencies humbly sheweth: "With all thankfulnesse acknowledging your forbearance to take advantage at his resignation of his place June the last past untill your humble petitioner might have conference with the honored and Reverend Overseers about the grievances him afflicti...

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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. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. HE world was now before Mr. Dunster, J_ but his prospects were far from encouraging. Besides himself, he had a wife and c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217234305

ISBN - 13:9780217234306

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