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" For many, though they desired to enjoy the ordinances of God in their purity and the liberty of the Gospel with them, yet (alas) they admitted of bondage with danger of conscience, rather than to endure these hardships. Yea, some preferred and chose the... "
A Chronological History of New-England: In the Form of Annals, Being a ... - Page 140
by Thomas Prince - 1826 - 439 pages
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A History of the United States: The planting of a nation in the new world ...

Edward Channing - United States - 1905
...These returned to England, where they lived in danger of conscience and some " preferred and chose the prisons in England rather than this liberty in Holland with these afflictions." Moreover, the times were stormy in the Netherlands, for the people of that little country were divided...
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English Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton - Americans in Italy - 1915 - 313 pages
...to enjoye y8 ordinances of God in their puritie, & y* libertie of the gospell with them, yet, alass, they admitted of bondage, with danger of conscience, rather than to endure these hardshins: yea, draw many, and take away these discouragements."4 That the Pilgrims found no easier...
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Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647

William Bradford, William J. A. Bradford - History - 1952 - 448 pages
...with, though they could not all be Catos. For many, though they desired to enjoy the ordinances of God in their purity and the liberty of the gospel with...bondage with danger of conscience, rather than to 1 The twelve years' truce was signed on 30 March 1609, and therefore was due to end in 1621. Although...
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New World Metaphysics: Readings on the Religious Meaning of the American ...

Giles Gunn - Religion - 1981 - 482 pages
...other inconveniences which they underwent and were contented with. . . . Yea, some preferred and chose the prisons in England rather than this liberty in Holland with these afflictions. But it was thought that if a better and easier place of living could be had, it would draw many and...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...with, though they could not all be Catoes. For many, though they desired to enjoy the ordinances of God in their purity, and the liberty of the gospel with...than to endure these hardships; yea some preferred and chose the prisons in England, rather than this liberty in Holland, with these afflictions. But...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - History - 1997 - 1118 pages
...though they desired to injoye the ordinances of God in their puritie, and the libertie of the gospell of heart, while you have cause to mourn for sorrow of heart, and howl for vexation of spi indure these hardships. Yea, some preferred and chose the prisons in England, rather than this libertie...
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Children in Colonial America

James Alan Marten - History - 2007 - 253 pages
...Bradford wrote that many "could not endure that great labor, and hard fare . . . some preferred and chose the prisons in England, rather than this liberty in Holland, with these afflictions."5 Children performed some of the more mundane tasks in textile production, and their meager...
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The Mayflower Papers: Selected Writings of Colonial New England

William Bradford, Mary White Rowlandson, Benjamin Church - History - 2007 - 312 pages
...with, though they could not all be Catos. For many, though they desired to enjoy the ordinances of God in their purity and the liberty of the gospel with...than to endure these hardships; yea, some preferred and chose the prisons in England, rather than this liberty in Holland with these afflictions. But it...
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Annual Report ..., Volumes 115-118

New England Society in the City of New York - 1920
...consumed in the very bud as it were." Their poverty was such that persons who shared their opinions "chose the prisons in England, rather than this liberty in Holland with these afflictions." "Yea, their pastor would often say, that many of those who both wrote and preached now against them,...
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