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but Englands; there is no Nation that calls us Countrymen, but the English. Brethren! Did wee not thence draw in our first breath? Did not the Sunne first shine there upon our heads ? Did not that Land first beare us, even that pleasant Island, but for sin, I would say, that Garden of the Lord, that Paradise?” This tract is No. 5 of Vol. XII.
The Retractation of Mr. Charles Chauncy, formerly Minister of Ware in HARFORDSHIRE, wherein is proved the unlawfulnesse and danger of Rayling in Altars or Communion Tables, written with his own hand before his going to New England in the yeer 1637. Published by his own direction for the satisfaction of all such who either are, or justly might be offended with his scandalous submission, made before the High Commission Court Febr. 11 anno 1635. London, 4to printed 1641. An Address to the Courteous Reader occupies five pages, the whole tract 39. It is No. 15 in Vol. XXIV.
Plaine Dealing, or newes from New England by Lechford is No. 22 of Vol. XLII.
Newes from New England of a most strange and prodigious birth, brought to Boston in N. E. Oct, the 17, being a true and exact Relation, brought over April 19 1642 by a Gentleman of good worth now resident in London. This is only the short story of Mrs. Dyer's suffering, in twentyone lines, put into a preposterous publication of five other monstrous births, a llcomprised in five pages, and the Boston story is longer than either of the others, except the last. It is No. 22 in Vol. LI.
An answer of the Elders of the Church of New England unto nine positions, No. 9 of CXI. came out or was obtained 15 June 1643.
A letter of many ministers in old England requesting the judgment of their brethren in New England. No. 20 of CXVI. July 10.
A short story of the Rise, Reigne and Ruine of the Antinomians &c. This tract contains 66 pages, besides 17 of preface by T. Welde; but an initiatory address “ To the Reader” is, “ I meeting with this Book, newly come forth of the Presse, and being earnestly pressed by diverse to perfect it, by laying down the order & sense of this story (which in the Book is omitted)” &c. &c. &c. &c. as if the petty dis
ingenuity could conceal the workmanship. No. 16 of CXLIII. marked 19 Feb. '43.
A letter from New England, written by Mr. Tho. Parker, declaring his judgment touching the government practised in the churchcs of New England. No. 22 of same vol. got same day.
A brief relation of some church courses in New England. No. 11 of CXLVI. 9 March.
New England's advice to Old England, both their gorernments compared. 17 of CLXIII. 5 July ’44.
Weld's Answer to W. R's narration of the practises of the Churches in N. E. 18 of CLXVII. 27 July. New England's Lamentations for Old England's present
18 of CXCVIII. March 45. The way of the Churches of Christ in New England, by Mr. John Cotton. 13 of CC. 4 April. 5 A brief discovery of Familism. 10 of CCI. 9 April.
A Reply to a Confutation of some grounds for Infants Baptisme, as also concerning the form of a church, put forth against mee by one Thomas LAMB. Hereunto is added a Discourse of the Verity and validity of Infants Baptisme, wherein I endevour to clear it in itself; as also in the minister's administring it, and the manner of administration by Sprinkling & not Dipping, with sundry other particulars handled herein.
[The title page then quotes Matthew vii. 15 and two long Latin sentences, from August. Enchir. cap. 42 and Hieron. adv. Pelagian. Dialog. t&r.] by George Philips of Watertown in New England. London, Printed by Matthew Simmons for Henry Overton. 4 of CCXI. 10 June. An address to the Reader of 10 pages, signed Tho.
. Shepard, is followed by the author's address in 4 pages to the Reader, in which he says, that he never writ the Treatise answered nor one word to the writer (wholly unknown to him) nor to any other in England about this matter; and then relates, that Nathaniel Biscoe “coming from England and sitting down with us at Watertown, upon a time desired some conference with me,” about two points &c. which it is not worth the space to give, as probably Govr. Winthrop has said enough about the matter. The tract fills 154 pages.
Mercurius Americanus, Mr. Welds his Antitype, or Massachusetts great Apologie examined, being observations upon a paper styled A short story of the Rise, Reigne and
Ruine of the Familists &c. &c. wherein some parties therein
Simplicities Defence against Seven-headed Policy in the
The Simple Cobler of Agawan in America, willing to
The Day breaking, if not the Sun rising of the 18
New England's Jonas cast up at London, 5 of
Cat New Englands Salamander discovered. 8 of of which CCCXIV. 29 May.
Kilu forth. 14 of CCCLV. 3 March.
10 Good Newes from New England, with an exact relation of the first planting of that country, A description of the profits accruing by the Worke, Together with a briefe, but true Discovery of their Order both in Church and Common
al wealth, and maintenance allowed the painfull Labourers in that Vineyard of the LORD. With the names of the severall Towns, and who be Preachers to THEM, 4to. London.
dates of me are inter- no
Printed by Matthew Simmons 1647–8. 21 of CCCLV. 10 March. Of this tract our great bibliographer, Mr. Rich, in his catalogue, giving the short title and remarking, that the work is in the British Museum, asks, is this a reimpression of Winslow? So it is apparent, that he had not looked at the book. The same suggestion of my own mind caused me to neglect it, until two days before leaving London, when it was found to be a very curious pamphlet of 24 pages, that would have been exactly copied, had time permitted. It is much in the style of Johnson's Wonder-working Providences.
The glorious progress of the Gospel amongst the Indians, 11 of CCCCXXIII. June 49.
The copy of a Letter written to his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Avery, touching sundry opinions by her maintained. By Mr. Thomas Parker, sometimes of Newbury in the County of Berks. London, 1650. This copy was marked by Thomason, as obtained by him 29 Novr., of course 1649. It is No. 3 of CCCCL. It is accompanied by an Epistle to the Reader by Benjamin Woodbridge, the first born of Harvard College, then a minister in England, who says, he had “received other letters to my dear friend, Mrs. Avery” from Mr. Cotton, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Noyes, relative to her strangely turning away from the faith. She had printed a
book containing those errors. Parker's answers fill twenty pages dated at our Newbury, Novr. 1648.
The meritorious price of our redemption, justification, &c. clearing it from some errors, by William Pinchin. 3 of CCCCLXXII, 2 June, 1650.
[Of the fourth of the Tracts about spreading the Gospel among the Indians, Light appearing more and more, 1 failed to take notice, and can give no exact date of its publication,
which we know was in 1651.] g
“ Ill Newes from New England, or A Narrative of New England's Persecution. Wherein is declared, that while Old England is becoming new, New England is become Old. Also four Proposals to the Honoured Parliament and
Councel of State, touching the way to Propagate the Gospel :. of Christ (with small charge and great safety) both in Old
England and New. Also four conclusions touching the faith and order of the Gospel of Christ out of his last Will and
Testament, confirmed and justified. By John Clark Phy-
3. 11 Behold I come quickly,
22. 20 Amen, even so come Lord Jesus. London, Printed by Henry Hills living in Fleet-Yard next door to the Rose and Crown, in the year 1652.” This very rare tract is No. 5 in vol. DXXX Thomason marks 13 May. It was the first object of my inquiry in London, and on 13 June some hours were spent in abstracting the work. Six pages are occupied with the address, or Epistle Dedicatory, to the Parliament and Councel of State for the Commonwealth of England, of “your humble and faithful subject, John Clark.” The second part, in five pages, “ To the Honored Magistracy, the Presbytery, and their dependency in the Mathatusets Colony in New England, The author wisheth repentance to the acknowledgment of the truth as it is in Jesus Christ,” subscribed “your loving friend and countreyman, John Clark.” A third address to the true Christian Reader, in four pages, is succeeded by “ A brief discourse touching New England as to the matter in hand, and to that part of it, sci. Rode Island, where my residence is, together with the occasion of my going out with others from the Mathatusetts Bay, and the many providentiall occurrences that directed us thereto, and pitched us thereon. As also the Contents of the whole Treastise.” This portion of the pamphlet, filling over three pages, being the most valuable, 1 extract : “ New England is a name (as is generally known) that was, and still is, call?d upon that place in reference to Old, yet not so much because it is peopled, and planted from thence, for so are many other Plantations of the English in those Western parts; but because it resembles the same, as the daughter the mother. It resembles it in the Climate, in the times and seasons of the year, in the fruits which the land naturally produceth, in the fouls, and the fish that are there in abundance. It resembles it in their politicall affairs; for their governments, laws, Courts, Officers, are in a great measure the same, and so are the names of their towns & Counties; and in point of good husbandry, that which is raised and produced in New England more substantially, and whether it be for food or rai