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Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
es, with his wife and daughters, bringing in six ships 300 settlers, 100 cows and other cattle, and an abundant supply of provisions, arrives at Jamestown early in......August, 1611 Third charter granted transfers the control from the council or the King to the London Company......March 12, 1612 Capt. Samuel Argall, in a foraging expedition, entices Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan, on his vessel and takes her to Jamestown......1612 Marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe by the Rev. Alexander Whitaker at Jamestown......April 5, 1613 First establishment of fixed property in the soil; the company granting fifty acres to every freeman in fee-simple......1615 Sir Thomas Dale embarks with John Rolfe and his wife Pocahontas, reaching Plymouth......June 12, 1616 [Pocahontas soon after presented at the Court of James.] Pocahontas dies at Gravesend, Kent, when about to embark for Virginia, aged twenty-two, leaving one child......March 21, 1617 Capt. Samuel Argall returns
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 2: the first colonial literature (search)
the Wrack of Sir Thomas Gates, Kt., vpon and from the islands of the Bermudas may or may not have given a hint to Shakespeare for the storm-scene in The Tempest. In either case it is admirable writing, flexible, sensitive, shrewdly observant. Whitaker, the apostle of Virginia, mingles, like many a missionary of the present day, the style of an exhorter with a keen discernment of the traits of the savage mind. George Percy, fresh from Northumberland, tells in a language as simple as Defoe's f 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 settler
. D., 93 Washington, George, 64-65, 66, 77-78 Waterfowl, to a, Bryant 103, 106 Webster, Daniel, eulogy for Adams and Jefferson, 86-87; civic note in oratory of, 208; criticism of Clay, 210; his oratory, 211-15 Week on the Concord and Merrimac rivers, a, Thoreau 131 Wendell, Barrett, 6 West, The, in American literature, 237 et seq. Westchester farmer, the, Seabury 76 When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloomed, Whitman 201 When the Frost is on the Punkin, Riley 248 Whitaker, Alexander, 26-27, 38 Whitman, Walt, in 1826, 90; in New York, 108; life and writings, 196-205; died (1892), 255; typically American, 265; argues for American books, 266 Whittier, J. G., in 1826, 90; attitude towards Transcendentalism, 143; life and writings 157-64; died (1892), 255 William and Mary College, 62 William Wilson, Poe 194 Williams, Roger, 2, 16,19, 2-34, 38, 40-41 Willis, N. P., 107 Winthrop, John, 17, 18, 28-29 Wirt, William, 245 Wister, Owen, 243 Woodberry,
ligious gratitude as a foundation of order and of laws. Lord bless England, our sweet native country, was the morning and evening prayer of the grateful emigrants. Praier said morning and evening, in Lawes Divine, &c. p. 92. The colony now numbered seven hundred men; and Dale, with the consent of Gates, went far up the river to found the new plantation, which, in honor of Prince Henry, a general favorite with the English people, was named Henrico; and there, on the remote frontier, Alexander Whitaker, the self-denying apostle of Virginia, assisted in bearing the name of God to the gentiles. But the greatest change in the condition of the colonists, resulted from the incipient establishment of private property. To each man a few acres of ground were assigned for his orchard and garden to plant at his pleasure and for his own use. So long Chap IV.} 1611 as industry had been without its special reward, reluctant labor, wasteful of time, had been followed by want. Henceforward, th
representatives of Virginia to the Episcopal church and the cause of royalty. Yet there had been Puritans in the colony almost from the beginning: even the Brownists were freely offered a secure asylum; Bradford, in Prince. here, said the tolerant Whitaker, neither surplice nor subscription is spoken of, and several Puritan families, and perhaps I muse that so fewof our English ministers, that were so hot against the surplice and subscription, come hither, where neither is spoken of. Whitaker, in Purchas, b. IX. c. XI. some even of the Puritan clergy, emigrated to Virginia. They were so content with their reception, that large numbers were preparing to follow, and were restrained 1619. only by the forethought of English intolerance. We have seen, that the Pilgrims at Plymouth were invited to remove within the jurisdiction of Virginia; Puritan 1629. merchants planted themselves on the James River without fear, and emigrants from Massachusetts had 1640. recently established