William Penn

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S. W. Partridge & Company, 1885 - 75 pages

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Page 32 - It is not our custom to use hostile weapons against our fellow creatures, for which reason we have come unarmed. Our object is not to do injury, and thus provoke the Great Spirit, but to do good.
Page 32 - They were then met on the broad pathway of good faith and good will, so that no advantage was to be taken on either side, but all was to be openness, brotherhood, and love.
Page 12 - First, let nothing in this world tempt you to wrong your conscience. I charge you, do nothing against your conscience ; so will you keep peace at home, which will be a feast to you in a day of trouble...
Page 50 - So ended the life of my dear child and eldest son, much of my comfort and hope, and one of the most 'tender and dutiful, as well as ingenious and virtuous youths.
Page 61 - I might stay so long at least with you as to render everybody entirely easy and safe ; for my heart is among you as well as my body, whatever some people may please to think : and no unkindness or disappointment shall, with submission to God's providence, ever be able to alter my love to the country and resolution to return and settle my family and posterity in it...
Page 10 - And now, dear father, be not displeased nor grieved. What if this be designed of the Lord for an exercise of our patience? ... I doubt not but I may be at liberty in a day or two, to see thee. I am very well...
Page 27 - I purpose that which is extraordinary, and to leave myself and successors no power of doing mischief, that the will of one man may not hinder the good of a whole country...
Page 28 - My love, which neither sea, nor land, nor death itself, can extinguish or lessen toward you, most endearedly visits you with eternal embraces, and will abide with you for ever : and may the God of my life watch over you, and bless you, and do you good in this world and for ever!
Page 48 - Poor Tishe, look to good things, poor child, there is no comfort without it. One drop of the love of God is worth more than all the world. I know it ; I have tasted it. I have felt as much or more of the love of God in this weakness than in all my life before.' At another time, as I stood by him, he looked up upon me and said, ' Dear father, sit by me. I love thy company, and I know thou lovest mine ; and if it be the Lord's will that we must part, be not troubled, for that will trouble me.
Page 30 - So farewell to my thrice dearly beloved wife and children ! — Yours, as God pleaseth, in that which no waters can quench, no time forget, noi distance wear away, but remains for ever, WILLIAM PENN.

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