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" After God had carried us safe to New England and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was... "
The North American Review - Page 500
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Committee Prints

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor - 1961
...us safe to New England And wee had buildcd our houses Provided necessaries for our livelihood Reard convenient places for God's worship And settled the civil government One of the next things we longed for And looked after was to advance learning And perpetuate it to posterity Dreading to leave...
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Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, Volume 6

New Jersey Historical Society - New Jersey - 1866
...touchingly exhibit the spirit of its founders, than their own account of it:—" After God had brought us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses,...settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for, and looked after, was to advance learning, and perpetuate it to posterity." If these...
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The American Puritans, Their Prose and Poetry

Perry Miller - History - 1956 - 346 pages
...tract announced New England's adherence to the conservative ideal.] NEW ENGLAND'S FIRST FRUITS After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had...settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity, dreading to...
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Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were

Leland Ryken - Religion - 1990 - 300 pages
...First Fruits (1643), we read this account of what lay behind the founding of Harvard College: After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had...settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity.4 Cotton Mather...
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An Examined Faith: Social Context and Religious Commitment

James Luther Adams - Religion - 1991 - 384 pages
...forgotten. The statement in the early pamphlet, "New England's First Fruits," is familiar to all: "After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had...houses, provided necessaries for our liveli-hood, rear'd convenient places for God's worship, and settled the Civil Government: One of the next things...
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Reformed Reader

William Stacy Johnson, John H. Leith - Religion - 2002 - 432 pages
...his promises, with holy and spiritual pleasure in doing good. D. ROBERT MATHER: HARVARD COLLEGE After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had...settled the civil government, One of the next things we longed for, and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity, dreading to...
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America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

William J. Federer, William Joseph Federer - Literary Collections - 1994 - 845 pages
...to the campus. Found also in the catalog of the Harvard Divinity School, the dedication reads: After God had carried us safe to New England and we had...settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity, dreading to...
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Religious Higher Education in the United States: A Source Book

Thomas C. Hunt, James C. Carper - Education - 1996 - 635 pages
...established with Abraham and Isaac extending into the covenant of grace. In 1643 they said: "After God had carried us safe to New England and we had builded our houses, provided necessities for our livelihood, rear'd convenient places for God's worship, and settled the Civil Government,...
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Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States: A Reader

David C. Hammack - History - 1998 - 481 pages
...colonyi, II 6 had attended Harvard. HUGH PETER AND THOMAS WELD New England's First Fruiis I643 After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelibood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the...
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Freedoms Ferment

Peter Moore, Tyler - Poetry - 1999 - 73 pages
...reason for it, are well expressed in the phrases inscribed on the west gateway of Harvard Yard: AFTER GOD HAD CARRIED US SAFE TO NEW ENGLAND AND WE HAD...CONVENIENT PLACES FOR GOD'S WORSHIP AND SETTLED THE CIVILL GOVERNMENT ONE OF THE NEXT THINGS WE LONGED FOR AND LOOKED AFTER WAS TO ADVANCE LEARNING AND...
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