t, as his friends assert,
Chap. VIII.} 1617. the truth had a famous victory.
The career of maritime discovery had, meantime, been pursued with intrepidity, and rewarded with success.
The voyages of Gosnold, Smith, and Hudson: the enterprise of Raleigh, Delaware, and Gorges; the compilations of Eden, Willes, and Hakluyt,—had filled the commercial world with wonder; Calvinists of the French Church had sought, though vainly, to plant themselves in Brazil, in Carolina, and with De Monts, in Acadia; while weighty reasons, often and seriously discussed, inclined the Pilgrims to change their abode.
They had been bred to the pursuits of husbandry, and in Holland they were compelled to learn mechanical trades; Brewster became a printer; Bradford, who had been educated as a farmer, learned the art of dyeing silk.
The language of the Dutch never became pleasantly familiar, and their manners still less so. They lived but as men in exile.
Many of their English friends would no t come to the