"The Old English Puritan was such an one, that honored God above all, and under God gave every one his due.
His first care was to serve God, and therein he did not what was good in his own, but in God's sight, making the word of God the rule of his worship. He highly esteemed order in the House of God: but would not under color of that submit to superstitious rites, which are superfluous, and perish in their use. He reverenced Authority keeping within its sphere: but durst not under pretence of subjection to the higher powers, worship God after the traditions of men. He made conscience of all God's ordinances, though some he esteemed of more consequence..."
- John Geree (1600-1649), an English Puritan, who, though censured by the bishops, was a pastor beloved of the people.