Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Oliver Cromwell” in chapter 1 of Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters:
...and endeavoring to select, among the thousands of Englishmen who emigrated or even thought of emigrating to this country, those who possessed the genuine heart and sinew of the permanent settler.
Oliver Cromwell , for instance, is said to have thought of emigrating hither in 1637.
If he had joined his friends John Cotton and Roger Williams in New England, who can doubt that the personal characteristics of m...
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