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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 85 85 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 38 38 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 12 12 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 11 11 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 5 5 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908 5 5 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 4 4 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 4 4 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 3 3 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 3 3 Browse Search
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ng 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 my brave Oliver would today be identified with the American qualities which we discover in 1637 on the shores of Massa1637 on the shores of Massachusetts Bay? And what an American settler Cromwell would have made! If we turn from physical and moral daring to the field of theological and political speculation, it is easy today to select, among the writings of the earliest colonists, certain radical utterances which seem to presage the very temper of the late eighteenth century. Pastor John Robinson's farewell address to the Pilgrims at Leyden in 1620 contained the famous words: The Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of His h
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 2: the first colonial literature (search)
olfe, the husband of Pocahontas, with whom, poor fellow, his best thoughts are so intangled and enthralled. Other Virginians, like Smith, Strachey, and Percy, show close naturalistic observation, touched with the abounding Elizabethan zest for novelties. To Alexander Whitaker, however, these naked slaves of the devil were not so simple as some have supposed. He yearned and labored over their souls, as did John Eliot and Roger Williams and Daniel Gookin of New England. In the Pequot War of 1637 the grim settlers resolved to be rid of that tribe once for all, and the narratives of Captain Edward Johnson and Captain John Mason, who led in the storming and slaughter at the Indians' Mystic Fort, are as piously relentless as anything in the Old Testament. Cromwell at Drogheda, not long after, had soldiers no more merciless than these exterminating Puritans, who wished to plough their fields henceforth in peace. A generation later the storm broke again in King Philip's War. Its tales o
t, the, Harte 242 Outre-mer, Longfellow 152 Overland monthly, 240 Page, T. N., 246, 247 Paine, Thomas, 74-76 Parker, Theodore, 115, 119, 141, 206 Parkman, Francis, 143-44, 176, 182-86 Passage to India, Whitman 204 Passionate Pilgrim, a, James 253 Pathfinder, the, Cooper 99 Pattee, F. L., 236 Paul Revere's Ride, Longfellow 155 Paulding, J. K., 107 Payne, J. H., 107 Pennsylvania, University of, 62 Pennsylvania Gazette, 62 Pennsylvania magazine, 74 Pequot War (1637), 38-39 Percy, George, 27, 38 Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 249 Philip II, history of the Reign of, Prescott 179 Phillips, Wendell, 208, 215-16 Picture of New York, Mitchill 90 Pilot, the, Cooper 98 Pioneers, O pioneers, Whitman 204 Pioneers, the, Cooper 97-98, 99 Pioneers of France, the, Parkman 185 Pirate, the, Scott 98 Plymouth plantation, history of, Bradford 28-29 Poe, E. A., literature of escape, 8; in 1826, 89; in New York, 108; life and writings, 187-96 P