It may justly be said in its Praise, without Flattery to the Author, that it is the most Extraordinary Piece that ever was wrote in New-England. Those that did manage to depart the temple and graduate had no guarantee of success.
This unexpected Match was very astonishing to all the Country round about, and served to furnish them with Discourse for a long Time after; some approving it, others disliking it, as they were led by their various Fancies and Inclinations.
Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, Silence dogood essays Freedom of Speech; which is the Right of every Man, as far as by it he does not hurt or countroul the Right of another: And this is the only Check it ought to suffer, and the only Bounds it ought to know.
The House charged that "the Tendency of the said Paper is to mock Religion, and bring it into Contempt, that the Holy Scriptures are therefore profanely abused, that the Reverend and faithful Ministers of the Gospel are injuriously Reflected on, His Majesty's Government affronted, and the Peace and good Order of his Majesty's Subjects of this Province disturbed, by the said Courant.
I shall conclude this with my own Character, which one would think I should be best able to give. The first issue of the New England Courant, August As he had been a great Benefactor and in a Manner a Father to me I could not well deny his Request, when I once perceived he was in earnest.
When my Sun was in its meridian Altitude, inexorable unrelenting Death, as if he had envy'd my Happiness and Tranquility, and resolv'd to make me entirely miserable by the Loss of so good an Husband, hastened his Flight to the Heavenly World, by a sudden unexpected Departure from this. Our text is derived from the text at ushistory.
A Bookish Boy As a printing apprentice, Franklin to his delight had access to a wide range of books that were being typeset. July 9, [No. And an honest Country Clergyman told me last Summer, upon the Road, that Sir John was an excellent publick-spirited Person, for that he had beautified his Chancel.
I doubt not, but if the Villany had gone on with Success, they would have had their Names handed down to Posterity with Encomiums; as the Names of other publick Robbers have been! What has the Woman done to forfeit the Priviledge of being taught?