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" It was the simple truth that was spoken by William Stoughton when he said, in his election sermon of 1688 : " God sifted a whole nation, that He might send choice grain into the wilderness. "
Early Days in New England: Life and Times of Henry Burt of Springfield and ... - Page 23
by Henry Martyn Burt, Silas Wright Burt - 1893 - 617 pages
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A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, SHOWING ...

JAMES SAVAGE - 1860
...Stoughton, in his Election sermon, 1668, express the sentiment with no less happiness than brevity : " GOD SIFTED A WHOLE NATION THAT HE MIGHT SEND CHOICE GRAIN INTO THE WILDERNESS." By an instinct of our nature, we all love to learn the places of our birth, and the chief circumstances...
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The Chapin Gathering: Proceedings of the Meeting of the Chapin Family, in ...

1862 - 97 pages
...their true sincerity of purpose, sincerely as we believe, in the language of William Stoughton, that " God sifted a whole nation, that he might send choice grain into the wilderness," looking back, with silent admiration at their desperate conflicts with temporal and spiritual temptations,...
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THE CAVALIER DISMOUNTED AN ESSAY

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE - 1864
...Stoughton, in his Election sermon, 1688, express the sentiment with no less happiness than brevity ; * GOD SIFTED A WHOLE NATION THAT HE MIGHT SEND CHOICE GRAIN INTO THE WILDERNESS V It seems almost superfluous to add any corroboration of these opinions ; yet the case may be strengthened...
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The Cavalier Dismounted: An Essay on the Origin of the Founders of the ...

William Henry Whitmore - British Americans - 1864 - 48 pages
...Stoughton, in his Election sermon, 1688, express the sentiment with no less happiness than brevity ; ' GOD SIFTED A WHOLE NATION THAT HE MIGHT SEND CHOICE GRAIN INTO THE WILDERNESS1." It seems almost superfluous to add any corroboration of these opinions ; yet the case...
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Lectures Delivered in a Course Before the Lowell Institute, in Boston

Massachusetts - 1869 - 498 pages
...it was at last violated. The Pilgrims belonged to that class of men of whom it has been said, that " God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain into the wilderness ; " and their bright example will give new courage to the oppressed everywhere, and inspire in them...
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The Kingdom of Heaven: What it Is, where it Is, and the Duty of American ...

Jesse Henry Jones - Kingdom of God - 1871 - 362 pages
...to religious freedom. They were also the best blood of all England. One of the fathers truly said, " God sifted a whole nation, that He might send choice grain into the wilderness." Their common customs show how deeply these people were dyed with the Christian religion. To mention...
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The American Bibliopolist, Volume 7

American literature - 1875
...were the best of their stock, and as William S to ugh to n said in his election sermon of 1668 : * God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain into the wilderness.* " In every way equal in authorship to the volume above noticed is the remarkable work, also by Col....
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History of the Town of Gardner, Worcester County, Mass: From the ...

William Dodge Herrick - Gardner (Mass.) - 1878 - 535 pages
...ministers were men of no common powers, nor learning. Says Stonghton, in his Election Sermon, 1668 : "God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain, into this wilderness. They were men of great renown, in the nation from which the Laudian persecution exiled...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 66

Literature - 1883
...picked and chosen men. The colonists knew this, and were proud of it, as well they might be. It was the simple truth that was spoken by William Stoughton when he said, in his election sermon in 1688 : ' ' God sifted a whole nation that He might send choice grain into the wilderness." The population...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 35; Volume 43; Volume 65

Methodist Church - 1883
...Anglo-Saxons — but they were a select class of Anglo-Saxons. As Houghton, a New England divine, said, in 1688, "God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain into the wilderness." The leading families of the Virginia colonists are well known to have been of a high English type,...
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