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While couched in the Christian language of the time, it goes on to express the king's mandate that "no person within the said colony, at any time hereafter shall be any wise molested, punished, disquieted, or called in question, for any differences in opinion in matters of religion" and that "all and every person and persons may, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, freely and fully have and enjoy his and their own judgments and consciences, in matters of religious concernments.
The compleate midwifes practice, in the most weighty and high concernments of the birth of man.
Promising to support the new regime, he wrote that 'l trust my past Carriage hitherto hath manifested my acquiescence to the Will and disposition of God, and that 1 love and value the Peace of this Commonwealth much above my own concernments.
13) "How short soever [men's] Knowledge may come of an universal, or perfect Comprehension of whatsoever is, it yet secures their great Concernments, that they have Light enough to lead them to the Knowledge of their Maker, and the sight of their own Duties.
Newes from the New Exchange, or the Commonwealth of Ladies, Drawn to the Life, in their severall Characters and Concernments.
Here and elsewhere he criticized a blinkered materialism through which 'we must forgoe and set to sale religion, libertie, honour, safetie, all concernments divine or human to keep up trading' (Complete Prose Works, ed.