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gland zealous and able defenders, who, independent of any party in religion or politics, believed that a prosperous state could be established by Englishmen in the temperate regions of North America.
The king of England, too timid to be active, yet too
Chap. IV.} 1606. vain to be indifferent, favored the design of enlarging his dominions.
He had attempted in Scotland the introduction of the arts of life among the Highlanders and the Western Isles, by the establishment of colonies;
Robertson's Scotland, b. VIII. and the English plantations which he formed in the northern counties of Ireland, are said to have contributed to the affluence and the security of that island.
Leland's History of Ireland, II. 204—213. Lord Bacon's speech as Chancellor to the Speaker, Works, III. 405. When, therefore, a company of men of business and men of rank, formed by the experience of Gosnold, the enthusiasm of Smith, the perseverance of Hakluyt, the hopes of profit and the extensive influence
the whole period, enjoyed the benefit of independent colonial legislation;
As an opposite statement has received the sanction, not of Oldmixon, Chalmers, and Robertson only, but of Marshall and of Story (see Story's Commentaries, i. 28, without the slightest effort to convene a colonial assembly), I deem it necessary to state, e.
Campbell's Virginia, 60—a modest little book.
Chalmers, 118, 119, is betrayed into error by following Oldmixon.
Burk, II. 41, 42.
Bullock's Virginia, 10.
Robertson, in his History of Virginia, after the dissolution of the company, furnishes a tissue of inventions.
Keith, 143, 144, places in 1639 the occurrences of 1635.
H gloomy pictures of the discontent which pervaded the colony, and have represented that discontent as heightened by commercial oppression.
Beverley, Chalmers, Robertson, Marshall.
Even the accurate and learned Holmes has transmitted the error.
Compare Jared Sparks, in North American Review, XX.
New series, 433—436. The statem