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THE

L I V E S

OF

THE PURITANs:

CONTAINING

A BIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THOSE DIVINES WHO
DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN THE CAUSE
OF

1Religious Libertp,

FROM THE REFORMATION UNDER QUEEN ELIZABETH,
TO THE ACT of UNIFORMITY,
IN 1662.

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The memory of the just is blessed—Solomon. ... •

The precious spark.of liberty had bčeh kildled, and was preserved, by
the PuritANs Alone; and it was to this Sect that the English owe the whole
freedom of their constitution.—Hume.

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To The
RISING GENERATION
AMONG THE WARIOUS DENOMINATIONS OF
PROTESTANTS,
–G–
MY YOUNG FRIENDs,

The formation of your principles, the instruction of your minds, and the salvation of your souls, are, unquestionably, objects of high importance to yourselves, to your connexions, and to the protestant interest at large. When your fathers are translated from the church militant to the church triumphant, you will inherit their property, and will

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occupy their stations. On you it will devolve to manage the affairs of religion, to be zealous for its interests, and active for its prosperity.

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