But [n this other church (wh[ch n1ust be the subject of our discourse) besides other worthy men, was Mr. Richard C[yfton, a grave and revered preacher, ,vho by h[s pains and diligence had done much good, and under God had been a :means of the conversion of 1nany. And also that famous and worthy 1nan Mr. John Robinson,, who afterwards was their pastor for many years, tiU the Lord took. him away by death. Also Mr. Wi1l[mn Brewster a .reverent man, who afterwards. \Vas chosen an elder of the ............................................................................church and lived ,vith then1 UH old age. But after these things they ,could not long continue [n any peaceable condition, but ,vere hunted and persecuted on every side, so as their former afflictions were but as flea--bitings in comparison of these which now came upon them .. For some were taken and clapped up [n prison, others had their houses beset and watched night and day, and hardly escaped their hands; and the most were fain to fly and leave their houses and habitations, and the means of their UveUhood. Yet these and many other sharper things \Vhich aften,vard befeH them, were no other than they looked for,, and therefore v,,rere the better prepared to bear then1 by the assistance of God;s grace and spirit.. Yet seeing themselves thus molested, and that there was no hope of their cont[nuance there, by a ioint consent they resolved to go into the Low Countries, where they heard was freedom of reHgion For all men; as also how sun.dry from London, and other parts of the land, had been exiled and persecuted for the same cause, and were gone thither, and lived at An1sterdan1, and in other places of the land. So after they had continued together about a year, and kept their meetings every Sabbath [none place or other, exerci.sing the ,vorship of God amongst themselves,, notwithstanding all the diligence and malice of their adversaries, they see[ng they could no longer continue in that condition,, they resolved to get over into Holland as they could; which ,vas in the year 1607 and 1608.