instruction or inspiration
2. Valued plainness, purity, especially in religious worship
3. Divine Mission: bring true Christianity to the New World
"To My Dear and Loving Husband"
"Upon the Burning of Our House"
minister who came to America after losing a teaching job for refusing to take an oath contrary to his religious beliefs; defended Puritanism against more liberal ideas;
thought only those who had experienced grace should have full church membership;
deeps sense of public service
rugged but refined
"Poor Richard's Almanac"
Well done is better than well said
Whatever is befun in anger ends in shame
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail