The Fogg Family of America: The Reunions of the Fogg Families ... Addresses, Poems, Newspaper Reports and Memories

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Adna James Fogg, John Lemuel Murray Willis
Historical Press, 1907 - 135 pages

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Page 12 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Page 14 - Let the astrologer be dismayed at the portentous blaze of comets, and impressions in the air, as foretelling troubles and changes to states ; I shall believe there cannot be a more illboding sign to a nation, God turn the 'omen from us! than when the inhabitants, to avoid insufferable grievances at home, are enforced by heaps to forsake their native country.
Page 39 - What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine? The wealth of seas ; the spoils of war ? — They sought a faith's pure shrine. Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod ; They left unstained what there they found Freedom to worship God.
Page 9 - It is a noble faculty of our nature which enables us to connect our thoughts, our sympathies, and our happiness, with what is distant in place or time ; and, looking before and after, to hold communion at once with our ancestors and our posterity.
Page 12 - ... themselves, did at the last resolve, with one joint consent, to petition the King's Majesty to confirm unto the forenamed and their associates, by a new grant or Patent, the tract of land in America forementioned ; which was accordingly obtained.2 < , Soon after, the Company, having chosen Mr.
Page 98 - All persons who can deduce descent from an ancestor whose armorial ensigns have been acknowledged in any one of the. Visitations, are entitled to carry those arms by right of inheritance.
Page 99 - The fourth, a martlet. The fifth, an annulet. The sixth, a fleur-de-lis. The seventh, a rose. The eighth, a cross-moline.
Page 98 - Ensigns," says a learned writer, " were, in their first acceptation, taken up at any gentleman's pleasure, yet hath that liberty for many ages been deny'd, and they, by regal authority, made the rewards of merit or the gracious favours of princes.
Page 14 - Next, what numbers of faithful and freeborn Englishmen and good Christians, have been constrained to forsake their dearest home, their friends and kindred, whom nothing but the wide ocean, and the savage deserts of America could hide and shelter from the fury of the bishops...
Page 98 - In the course of the 16th c., the heralds obtained copies of all such accounts of the English families of any distinction as could be supplied to them, and entered them in the books which contain the records of their official proceedings. Royal commissions were issued under the Great Seal to the two provincial kings-of-arms, empowering them to visit in turn the several counties of England, in order to collect from the principal persons of each county an account of the changes which had taken place...

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