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UNREASONABLE EXPECTATIONS.

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XXIV.

As, for example, I have heard some complain of

others for their large reports of New England, and yet 1623. because they must drink water and want many deli

cates they here enjoyed, could presently return with their mouths full of clamors. And can any be so simple as to conceive that the fountains should stream forth wine or beer, or the woods and rivers be like butchers' shops, or fishmongers' stalls, where they might have things taken to their hands? If thou canst not live without such things, and hast no means to procure the one, and wilt not take pains for the other, nor hast ability to employ others for thee, rest where thou art; for as a proud heart, a dainty tooth, a beggar's purse, and an idle hand, be here intolerable, so that person that hath these qualities there, is much more abominable. If therefore God hath given thee a heart to undertake such courses, upon such grounds as bear thee out in all difficulties, viz. his glory as a principal, and all other outward good things but as accessaries, which peradventure thou shalt enjoy, and it may be not, then thou wilt with true comfort and thankfulness receive the least of his mercies; whereas on the contrary, men deprive themselves of much happiness, being senseless of greater blessings, and through prejudice smother up the love and bounty of God; whose name be ever glorified in us, and by us, now and evermore. Amen.

A POSTSCRIPT.

If any man desire a more ample relation of the stato of this country, before such time as this present Relation takcth placc, I refer them to the two former printed books; the one published by the President and Council for New England, and the other gathered by the inhabitants of this present Plantation at Plymouth in New England : both which books are to be sold by John Bellamy, at his shop at the Three Golden Lions in Cornhill, near the Royal Exchange."

1 The former of the works here is included in the present volume, referred to is reprinted in the Mass. pp. 109 — 250. See note 'on page Hist. Coll. xix. 1—25 ; the latter 115.

WINSLOW'S BRIEF NARRATION.

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“HYPOCRISIE UNMASKED : By a true Relation of the Proceedings

of the Governour and Company of the Massachusets against Samuel Gorton, (and his Accomplices,) a notorious disturber of the Peace and quiet of the severall Governinents wherein he lived : With the grounds and reasons thereof, cxamined and allowed by their Generall Court holden at Boston in New Eng

land, in November last, 1646. Together with a particular Answer to the manifold slanders, and

abominable falsehoods which are contained in a Book written by the said Gorton, and entituled Simplicities Defence against Seven-headed Policy, &c. Discovering to the view of all whose eyes are open, his manifold Blasphemies; as also the dangerous agreement which he and his Accomplices made with ambitious and treacherous Indians, who at the same time were deeply engaged in a desperate Conspiracy to cut off all the rest of the

English in the other Plantations. Whereunto is added a Briefe Narration (occasioned by certain

aspersions) of the true grounds or cause of the first Planting of New England; the Precedent of their Churches in the way and worship of God; their Communion with the Reformed Churches; and their practise towards those that dissent from them in matters of Religion and Church Government. By Edward Winslow. Psalm cxx. 3, 4. • What shall be given unto thee, or what shall be donc unto thee, thou false tonguc? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.' Published by Authority

Printed by Rich. Cotes for John Bellamy, at the Three Golden Lions in Cornhill, neare the Royall Exchange. 1646.” sm. 4to, pp. 103.

LONDON.

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