The Diary And Correspondence Of Dr. John Worthington (volume 36); From The Baker Mss. In The…

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byJohn Worthington

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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. 1855. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... of Boston and Mr. White1 of Dorchester, having been formerly whom were sent out of Germany, some out of Holland, but more out of Cambridge, for Dr. Preston would still advise his now fledged pupils to go and live with Mr. Cotton, Bo that it grew into a proverb that Mr. Cotton was Dr. Preston's seasoning veel. His Puritanism made him obnoxious to the High Commission Court, and be found it Decessary to leave old Boston for New Boston in New England, where he was called upon to frame a platform of law, in which he took the Mosaic code as hu model. He flourished in high reputation at New Boston till his death, which took place in December, 1652. His custom, his grandson informs us, was "to sweeten his mouth with a piece of Calvin before be went to sleep." In preaching be thought with old Mr. Dod "that Latin was flesh in a sermon." His delivery was set off "with a natural and becoming motion of his right hand." "The Hardest flints have been broken upon this soft bag of Cotton." It is mentioned that while he was preaching, "a woman among his hearers who had been married sixteen years to a second husband now in horror of conscience openly confessed her murdering her former husband by poison, though thereby she exposed herself to tho extremity of being burned." He was an indefatigable student, and called twelve hours a scholar's day. His biographer tells the following aneedotes, which arc amusing enough. "Mr. Cotton had modestly replied unto one that would much talk and crack of his insight into the revelations, Brother, I must confess myself to want light in those mysteries. The man went home and sent him a pound of candles, upon which action this good man only bestowed a silent smile. He would not set the beacon of bis great soul on fire at the binding of such a littl...

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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. 1855. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... of Boston and Mr. White1 of Dorchester, having been formerly whom were sent out of Germany, some out of Holland, but more out of Camb...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217329632

ISBN - 13:9780217329637

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