George Edward Ellis
American Unitarian clergyman and historian (1814-1894)
George Edward Ellis (8 August 1814 – 20 December 1894) was an American historian, a professor of theology, and a Unitarian pastor in Massachusetts.
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- The Indian, in the lack of help from any artificial educational processes, gathered his wood-craft and his skill from two sources. His main reliance was ever on his own individual observation, the training of his own senses, the increasing and improving of his own personal experience. Beyond this he was helped in anticipating such acquisitions, or in extending his knowledge, by the free communication from his elders of facts and phenomena beyond his immediate ken.
- The Red Man and the White Man in North America: From Its Discovery to the Present Time. Little, Brown. 1882. p. 156.
- The Bible, the Holy Scriptures, will never henceforward to any generation, in any part of the globe, be, or stand for, to individuals or groups of men and women, what is was to the early English Puritans.
- "The Religious Element in the Settlemen of New England.—Puritans and Separatists in England by George E. Ellis". Narrative and Critical History of America: English explorations and settlements in North America, 1497-1689, edited by Justin Winsor. vol. III. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1884. pp. 219–243. (quote from p. 229)
- I can but repeat now the statement, even at the risk of shocking some readers, that the Puritans were beguiled into the worst of their errors of policy, bigotry, and intolerance, by their belief in and their attempt to follow the teacings which they found in the Bible.
- The Puritan Age and Rule in the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, 1629-1685. Houghton, Mifflin. 1888. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-7222-0646-1.