The Puritan and his daughter

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJames Kirke Paulding

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. A Little Truth, by Way of a Treat--Causes unci Consequences--Harold Transgresses tho Law by Obeying the Gospel--Inconvenience of being a Justice of the Peace--The Justice Seeks Counsel from a Wise Fool, like the Illustrious Panurge--Harold once more before a Magistrate--Is Fined and Adopts an Important Resolution.--Soliloquy of the Justice, which Begins rery sensibly, but Ends in Nothing. The people of the colony of Virginia was at this period both loyal and orthodox; for though they made very little ceremony in opposing the shadow of the king in the person of his puissant governor, they reverenced the substance in the person of his master. It was, as everybody knows, originally settled by Cavaliers, roys. tering younger sons, victims to the firstborn of Egypt,! who sought the New World to better their fortunes, I or it may be from pure love of adventure, and brought I with them the habits as well as principles of loyalty i to church and state. The former they retained for several generations, but the latter soon became greatly modified by the irresistible influence of the free air they breathed, and the vast space occupied by the individual man, which instilled into him a deep consciousness of his own personal importance, as well as almost boundless freedom of action. In order to make men slaves they must be crowded together, and elbowed on every side, as is the case in Europe. In the first institution of the colonial government of Virginia, no other form of faith was tolerated but that of the church of England, and penalties were denounced against all dissenters, similar to those at that time inflicted by the law of England. All those who absented themselves from the established worship on Sunday were fined, unless they could give satisfac...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. A Little Truth, by Way of a Treat--Causes unci Consequences--Harold Transgresses tho Law by Obeying the Gospel--...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217283993

ISBN - 13:9780217283991

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