MidTerm - AM LIT Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Edwards p207 In the Great Awakening period after enlightenment Meant to really scare people

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AM LIT Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God – Edwards p207 In the “Great Awakening” period after enlightenment. Meant to really scare people into being Christians. Sermon with famous accounts of widespread weeping, swooning, crying out, and convulsions from members of the congregation. “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider. ..over the fire” The Way to Wealth – Ben Franklin p221 A preface to 'Poor Richard'. Being lazy does not pay off, you must work hard. Keep material possessions to a minimum. “No no gain”. Franklin over hears an old man retelling ideals from his almanacs to a crowd and they ignore him.”you are not taxed for idleness, pride or folly” The Crisis, No 1 – Thomas Paine p328 Pamphlet to support the American Revolution *THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.* “Every Tory is a coward” Very harsh on George III The Declaration of Independence – Thomas Jefferson p336 Wordy and somewhat mean towards the English and George III; much was edited out “He has. ...” “He has. ..” On Being Brought from Africa to America – Phillis Wheatley p367 'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,+ Taught my benighted soul to understand That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too: + Once I redemption neither sought nor knew. Some view our sable race with scornful eye, + "Their colour is a diabolic die." Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain, + May be refin'd and join th'angelic train.” she is very grateful for being brought from Africa Even black people can be refined into Christians To the University of Cambridge, in New England - Phillis Wheatley p367 Accepts that she was a slave; Denounces white Christians' hypocrisy “While an intrinsic ardor prompts to write, || The muses prompt to assist my pen;” “Still more ye sons of science ye receive || The blissful news by messengers from Heav'n” “And in immense perdition sinks the soul”
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Rip Van Winkle – Irving p448 An amiable man whose home and farm suffer from his lazy neglect, he is loved by all but his wife (Dame Van Winkle). One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the Kaatskills
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2008 for the course ENG 2326 taught by Professor Burkle during the Spring '08 term at Lamar University.

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MidTerm - AM LIT Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Edwards p207 In the Great Awakening period after enlightenment Meant to really scare people

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