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Page 12 - And you my loving friends the adventurers to this plantation ; as your care has been, first to settle religion here, before either profit or popularity, so I pray you, go on, to do it much more...
Page 34 - Be you, therefore, ashamed of it, and win them to peace, both with yourselves and one another, by your peaceable examples, which will preach louder to them than if you could cry in their barbarous language. So also shall you be an encouragement to many of your Christian friends in your native country, to come to you, when they hear of your peace, love and kindness that is amongst you. But, above all, it shall go well with your souls, when that God of peace and unity shall come to visit you with death,...
Page 29 - ... disheartened ? Will not a few idle drones spoil the whole stock of laborious bees ? So one idle belly, one murmurer, one complainer, one self-lover, will weaken and dishearten a whole colony. Great matters have been brought to pass, where men have cheerfully, as with one heart, hand, and shoulder, gone about it, both in wars, buildings, and plantations ; but where every man seeks himself, all cometh to nothing. " The country is yet raw ; the land untilled ; the cities not builded ; the cattle...
Page 28 - I'll give him one of them. Eats he coarse fare, bread and water; and I have better? Why, surely, we will part stakes. He is as good a man as I, and we are bound each to other; so that his wants must be my wants, his sorrows my sorrows, his sickness my sickness, and his welfare my welfare; for I am as he is. And such a sweet sympathy were excellent, comfortable. Yea, heavenly, and is the maker and conserver of churches and commonwealths, and where this is wanting, ruin comes on quickly.
Page 28 - Now, brethren, I pray you remember yourselves, and know that you are not in a retired monastical course, but have given your names and promises one to another and covenanted here to cleave together in the service of God and the king. What then must you do ? May you live as retired hermits and look after nobody? Nay, you must seek still the wealth of one another, and inquire as David, How liveth such a man — How is he clad — How is he fed ? He is my brother, my associate ; we ventured our lives...
Page 9 - Europe, by a great arm of the sea, 2 which entereth in forty degrees, and runneth up northwest and by west, and goeth out either into the South Sea, or else into the Bay of Canada.
Page 10 - God's dealing of old, and seeing the name of Christian to be very great, but the true nature thereof almost quite lost in all degrees and sects, I cannot think but that there is some judgment not far off, and that God will shortly, even of stones, raise up children unto Abraham.
Page 28 - Nay, you must seek still the wealth of one another, and inquire as David, How liveth such a man — How is he clad — How is he fed? He is my brother, my associate; we ventured our lives together here and had a hard brunt of it; and we are in league together. Is his labor harder than mine? Surely I will ease him. Hath he no bed to lie on? Why, I have two; I'll lend him one, Hath he no apparel?
Page 26 - Gospel and humanity among the brutish heathen ; but there may be many goodly shows and glosses, and yet a pad in the straw. Men may make a great appearance of respect unto God, and yet but dissemble with him, having their own lusts carrying them ; and, out of doubt, men that have taken in hand hither to come, out of discontentment, in regard to their estates in England, and aiming at great matters here, affecting it to be gentlemen, landed men, or hoping for office, place, dignity, or fleshly liberty.