notes to the Poems in this Volume.
Note 1, page 15. “O vine of Sibmah!
I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer!”
Jeremiah XLVIII. 32.
Note 2, page 19. August.
Soliloq. cap. XXXI. ‘Interrogavi Terramn Zzz
Note 3, page 79. Dr. Withington
, author of The Puritan
, under the name of Jonathan Oldbug
Note 4, page 79. Thomas
in De Imitatione Christi
Note 5, page 236. Goody Cole
was brought before the Quarter Sessions
in 1680 to answer to the charge of being a witch.
The court could not find satisfactory evidence of witchcraft, but so strong was the feeling against her that Major Waldron
, the presiding magistrate, ordered her to be imprisoned, with ‘a lock kept on her leg’ at the pleasure of the Court
In such judicial action one can read the fear and vindictive spirit of the community at large.
Note 6, page 249. The reference is to Bayard Taylor
's poem, The Song of the Camp
Note 7, page 357. Mogg Megone, or Hegone, was a leader among the Saco Indians
, in the bloody war of 1677.
He attacked and captured the garrison at Black Point
, October 12th of that year; and cut off, at the same time, a party of Englishmen near Saco River
From a deed signed by this Indian in 1664, and from other circumstances, it seems that, previous to the war, he had mingled much with the colonists.
On this account, he was probably selected by the principal sachems as their agent in the treaty signed in November, 1676.
Note 8, page 358. Baron de St. Castine
came to Canada
Leaving his civilized companions, he plunged into the great wilderness, and settled among the Penobscot Indians
, near the mouth of their noble river.
He here took for his wives the daughters of the great Modocawando
,—the most powerful sachem of the East
His castle was plundered by Governor Andros
, during his reckless administration;