The Penns & Peningtons of the Seventeenth Century: In Their Domestic and Religious Life, Illustrated by Original Family Letters, Also Incidental Notices of Their Friend Thomas Ellwood with Some of His Unpublished Letters

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Henry Longstreth, 1877 - 446 pages

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Page 205 - This is owing to you, for you put it into my head by the question you put to me at Chalfont, which before I had not thought of.
Page 125 - Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates...
Page 353 - THE Quaker of the olden time! — • How calm and firm and true, Unspotted by its wrong and crime, He walked the dark earth through. The lust of power, the love of gain, The thousand lures of sin Around him, had no power to stain The purity within.
Page 353 - ... the wrong or right He rather felt than saw. He felt that wrong with wrong partakes, That nothing stands alone, That whoso gives the motive, makes His brother's sin his own. And, pausing not for doubtful choice Of evils great or small, He listened to that inward voice Which called away from all.
Page 358 - Above all things endeavour to breed them up in the love of virtue, and that holy plain way of it which we have lived in, that the world in no part of it get into my family.
Page 204 - After I had, with the best attention, read it through, I made him another visit, and returned him his book, with due acknowledgment of the favor he had done me in communicating it to me. He asked me how I liked it, and what I thought of it, which I modestly but freely told him ; and, after some further discourse about it, I pleasantly said to him, ' Thou hast said much here of Paradise Lost...
Page 356 - My dear wife ! remember thou wast the love of my youth, and much the joy of my life ; the most beloved, as well as most worthy of all my earthly comforts : and the reason of that love was more thy inward than thy outward excellencies, which yet were many.
Page 310 - ... we know it to be hurtful to us ; but if people will sell it to us, we are so in love with it that we cannot forbear it : when we drink it, it makes us mad, we do not know what we do ; we then abuse one another, we throw each other into the fire.
Page 324 - And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power : in whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Page 345 - Council, this day my country was confirmed to me under the great seal of England, with large powers and privileges, by the name of Pennsylvania, a name the King would give it, in honor of my father.

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