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" So absolute indeed was the authority of the crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved by the puritans alone ; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that the English... "
The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences - Page 54
by William Nicholson - 1809
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The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Csar to the ..., Volume 5

David Hume - Great Britain - 1807
...though a contemporary writer, nor any other historian, has taken any notice of them. So absolute indeed was the authority of the crown, that the precious...English owe the whole freedom of their constitution. Actuated by that zeal which belongs to innovators, and by the courage which enthusiasm inspires, they...
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Illustrations of Prophecy ...

Joseph Towers - 1808
...puritans in England, and that " it is to this sect, whose principles appear so frivotyus, and whose habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution." Lect. ow Hist. 4to. p. 436. garded as having been of small consequence to the cause of Civil Liberty....
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The British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 5

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1809
...was to this Ktt, whose principles appear so frivolous, rod habits so ridiculous, that the English o the whole freedom of their constitution.* When it is considered who it is that tte speaks of the Puritans, and when it is ilso considered what is meant by " the <Hk freedom of...
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A dissent from the Church of England, fully justified: being the dissenting ...

Micaiah Towgood - 1811
...kindred, and was 1jre" served by the Puritans alone; and it was to this sect, whose " principles appear BO frivolous, and habits so ridiculous, that " the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution." Hume's History of England, Vol. V. page ISg, 8VO. edit. 1763. • . \ • " By the Act of Uniformity,...
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The history of England, from the invasion of Julius Csar to the revolution ...

David Hume - 1812
...crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved by the puritants alone j and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so...English owe the whole freedom of their constitution. Actuated by that zeal which belongs to innovators, and by the courage which enthusiasm inspires, they...
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The Edinburgh Review, for the Year 1755

Books - 1818 - 135 pages
...had been kindled and was preserved by the Puritans alone : and it was to this sect, whose principle?. appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that...English owe the whole freedom of their constitution."— - U UM fi's Hist. Eng. chap. xl. This testimony to the merits of the Puritans, from die mouth of their...
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 10

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1821
...the Puritans, in the article PRESBYTERIANS, it is almost unnecessary to enlarge in this place. Mr. Hume, whom no one will accuse of an unwarrantable...it will be thought that we, of the present day, are debtors, of no small magnitude, to the zeal and perseverance of the ancient Puritans. It must, however,...
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A dissertation on the sacrament of the Lord's supper

Henry Card - Lord's Supper - 1820 - 205 pages
...preserved by the Puritans alone ; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous, and whose habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution.'" But the genius and character of Mr. Hume's philosophy is well known to be much at variance with his...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 10

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1821
...the Puritans, in the article PRESRYTERIANS, it is almost unnecessary to enlarge in this place. Mr. Hume, whom no one will accuse of an unwarrantable...it will be thought that we, of the present day, are debtors, of no small magnitude, to the zeal and perseverance of the ancient Puritans. It must, however,...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 40

English literature - 1834
...was preserved by the Puritans alone ;" and it was to this sect, he adds, " whose principles appeared so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that THE ENGLISH OWE THE WHOLE FREEDOM OF THEIR CONSTITUTION." In our days, one of the most eloquent of our statesmen has vindicated from reproach these upholders...
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