Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Thomas Shepard” in chapter 1 of Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters:
...a debtor's prison or the pillory.
A few of the colonists were rich.
Some were beggars or indentured servants.
Most of them belonged to the middle class.
John Harvard was the son of a butcher; Thomas Shepard , the son of a grocer; Roger
Williams, the son of a tailor.
But all three were university bred and were natural leaders of men.
Once arrived in the wilderness, the pioneer life common to al...
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