William Penn

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1901 - 140 pages
 

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Page 50 - 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, but what hast thou to say of Paradise Found?
Page 71 - I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three : any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.
Page 92 - And thou, Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province, named before thou wert born, what love, what care, what service, and what travail has there been to bring thee forth and preserve thee from such as would abuse and defile thee!
Page 71 - ... to support power in reverence with the people and to secure the people from the abuse of power; that they may be free by their just obedience, and the magistrates honorable for their just administration. For liberty without obedience is confusion, and obedience without liberty is slavery.
Page 92 - My soul prays to God for thee, that thou mayest stand in the day of trial, that thy children may be blessed of the Lord, and thy people saved by His power.
Page 74 - That all persons living in this province who confess and acknowledge the one almighty and eternal God to be the creator, upholder, and ruler of the world...
Page 47 - I vow, Mr. Penn, I am sorry for you. You are an ingenious gentleman, all the world must allow you, and do allow you that, and you have a plentiful estate. Why should you render yourself unhappy by associating with such a simple people?
Page 79 - My DEAR WIFE AND CHILDREN: — My love, which neither sea, nor land, nor death itself, can extinguish or lessen toward you, most endearedly visits you -with eternal embraces, and will abide with you for ever • and may the God of my life watch over you and bless you, and do you good in this world and for ever...
Page 72 - For the matters of liberty and privilege, I purpose that which is extraordinary, and to leave myself and successors no power of doing mischief, that the will of one man may not hinder the good of a whole country...
Page 65 - ... northward, then, by the said river, so far as it doth extend; and from the head of the said river, the eastern bounds...

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