Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volumes 47-55

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American Antiquarian Society., 1867

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Page 51 - 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 12 - This liberty is the proper end and object of authority and cannot subsist without it; and it is a liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest. This liberty you are to stand for, with the hazard not only of your goods, but of your lives, if need be. Whatsoever crosseth this is not authority, but a distemper thereof.
Page 53 - ... it is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof, that the...
Page 37 - The people of Bristol have, for the last seven years, sent out every year two, three, or four light ships (caravelas), in search of the island of Brazil and the seven cities, according to the fancy of this Genoese.
Page 9 - Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Page 100 - Inhabitantes for the advancem[en]t of the generall plantacon of that Country of New England Now the sayde President and Counsell in consideracon thereof and for the furtherance of the said plantacon and...
Page 9 - In consideration of the great trouble and chearg of the inhabitants of Charlestowne by reason of the frequent meeting of the townsmen in generall and that by reason of many men meeting things were not so easely brought into a joynt issue.
Page 58 - In the time of the Romans, the Danish Isles were covered, as now, with magnificent beech forests. Nowhere in the world does this tree flourish more luxuriantly than in Denmark, and eighteen centuries seem to have done little or nothing towards modifying the character of the forest vegetation.
Page 58 - Steenstrup and other good authorities, have amounted to at least 4000 years ; and there is nothing in the observed rate of the growth of peat opposed to the conclusion that the number of centuries may not have been four times as great, even though the signs of man's existence have not yet been traced down to the lowest or amorphous stratum. As to the

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