Peace Principles Exemplified in the Early History of Pennsylvania

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Friends Book Association, 1876 - 169 pages

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Page 47 - Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But, if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.
Page 46 - I know what is said by the several admirers of monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy, which are the rule of one, a few, and many, and are the three common ideas of government, when men discourse on the subject.
Page 67 - That all persons living in this province who confess and acknowledge the one almighty and eternal God to be the creator, upholder, and ruler of the world...
Page 47 - LAWS of this government, to the great end of all government, viz : to support power in reverence with the people, and to secure the people from the abuse of power; that they may be free by their just obedience, and the magistrates honourable for their just administration : for liberty without obedience is confusion, and obedience without liberty is slavery.
Page 50 - God, loving the people, and hating covetousness. Let justice have its impartial course, and the law free passage. Though to your loss protect no man against it, for you are not above the law, but the law above you. Live, therefore, the lives yourselves you would have the people live, and then you have right and boldness to punish the transgressor.
Page 40 - I wish you all happiness, here and hereafter. These are to let you know that it hath pleased God, in His providence, to cast you within my lot and care. It is a business that, though I never undertook before, yet God has given me an understanding of my duty, and an honest mind to do it uprightly. I hope you will not be troubled at your change, and the king's choice, for you are now...
Page 81 - God and immortality, without the help of metaphysics : for they say there is a Great King, who made them, who dwells in a glorious country to the southward of them ; and that the souls of the good shall go thither, where they shall live again.
Page 80 - They eat twice a day, morning and evening; their seats and table are the ground. Since the Europeans came into these parts they are grown great lovers of strong liquors, rum especially; and for it exchange the richest of their skins and furs. If they are heated with liquors, they are restless till they have enough to sleep; that is their cry, Some more and I will go to sleep; but, when drunk, one of the most wretched spectacles in the world 1 XX.
Page 52 - Schuylkill, whereby it hath two fronts upon the water, each a mile, and two from river to river.
Page 43 - THERE is a great God and power that hath made the world and all things therein, to whom you and I and all people owe their being and well-being ; and to whom you and I must one day give an account for all that we do in the world. This great God hath written his law in...

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