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op Laud or John Cotton? Charles the First or Cromwell? Charles the Second or William Penn? Was it Churchman, Presbyterian, Independent, Separatist, Quaker? One is tempted to say that the title of Ben Jonson's comedy Every man in his Humour became the standard of action for two whole generations of Englishmen, and that there is no common denominator for emigrants of such varied pattern as Smith and Sandys of Virginia, Morton of Merrymount, John Winthrop, Sir Christopher Gardiner and Anne Hutchinson of Boston, and Roger Williams of Providence. They seem as miscellaneous as Kitchener's army. It is true that we can make certain distinctions. Virginia, as has often been said, was more like a continuation of English society, while New England represented a digression from English society. There were then, as now, stand-patters and progressives. It was the second class who, while retaining very conservative notions about property, developed a fearless intellectual radicalism whic
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e mighty men in the early Colonial pulpit, owes his fame more to his social and political influence than to his literary power. Yet even that was thought commanding. Trained, like Hooker and Shepard, at Emmanuel College, and fresh from the rectorship of St. Botolph's in the Lincolnshire Boston, John Cotton dominated that new Boston which was named in his honor. He became the Pope of the theocracy; a clever Pope and not an unkindly one. He seems to have shared some of the opinions of Anne Hutchinson, though he pronounced the sentence of admonition against her, says Winthrop, with much zeal and detestation of her errors. Hawthorne, in one of his ironic moods, might have done justice to this scene. Cotton was at heart too liberal for his r61e of Primate, and fate led him to persecute a man whose very name has become a symbol of victorious tolerance, Roger Williams. Williams, known today as a friend of Cromwell, Milton, and Sir Harry Vane, had been exiled from Massachusetts for
fellow 156 Hiawatha, Longfellow 155 Higginson, T. W., 142, 262 Holmes, O. W., in 1826, 89; attitude toward Transcendentalism, 143; life and writings, 163-168; died (1894), 255 Home sweet home, Payne 107 Hooker, Thomas, 21-22, 30-31 Hoosier schoolmaster, the, Eggleston 247 House of the seven Gables, the, Hawthorne 145, 150 Hovey, Richard, 257 Howells, W. D., 93, 234-35, 250-51, 265 Hubbard, William, 39 Huckleberry Finn, Clemens 238 Humorists, American, 239 Hutchinson, Anne, 32 Hutchinson, Thomas, 12 Hiyperion, Longfellow 152 Indian Wars, Hubbard 89 Indians, in literature, 37-40; Thoreau's notes on, 136 Innocents abroad, Clemens 237, 239 Irving, Washington, 89, 90-95 Israfel, Poe 189, 192 Jackson, Andrew, 5 Jackson, Helen Hunt, 248 James, Henry, 250, 251-55 Jay, John,65 Jefferson, Thomas, 79-85, 265 Jesuits in North America, the, Parkman 185 Jewett, Sarah Orne, 249, 250 John of Barneveld, life and death of, Motley 181 Joh