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ple's general court. The settlers were, up to this time, purely English; so much so that the isolated individual of other British races was dubbed the Scotchman, the Irishman, the Welshman. Because they were English, they succeeded. Our annual orators on Forefathers' Day tell us the colonists succeeded because they were Puritan. I crave permission to dissent. I tell you nay. It was the stubborn nerve and fibre of the Englishman from Wiltshire, from Staffordshire, from Devonshire, from Yorkshire, from Essex, and from Sussex, which earned subsistence out of the hard soil, which on the high sea gathered the abundant fish, and, on shore, won an equal distinction and profit in New England rum, ships' masts, and hoop poles. The result is the same in Canada and in New Zealand, in India and in Cape Colony. Mark the contrast with the establishment of the Latin race in the fertile and fruitful zones of the equator. To-day the descendants of the English are building the canal, for the co
John Greenleaf, 11. Whittredge, Mrs., 47. Wigglesworth, Rev., Michael, 88. Wilkins, J. M., 92. Wilkins, J. M. K., 72, 73. Willis Creek, 4. Willis, Grace, 86. Willoughby, 6. Wilson, Jeremy, 99. Wilson, Sergeant-Major, 50. Wilson, Captain, William. 87. Wiltshire, Eng., 77, 78, 81. Winter Hill, 6, 7, 18, 70, 72, 74, 85, 91, 96, 99. Winter Hill Road, 6, 9S, 93, 100. Winthrop, Governor, 23. Winthrop, Mr., 80. Woburn. 14, 20, 81. Wood, David, 21. Wood, Hepzibah (Billings), 88. Wood, John, 88. Wood, Deacon, John, 88. Wood, Joseph, 88. Wood, Mary (Blaney), 88. Woodstock, Vt., 1. Worcester, Eng., 77. Worcester County, Mass., 85. Wright, Timothy, 41. Wyman, 14, 38, 64, 65. Wyman. Charles, 92, 94. Wyman, Elizabeth, 20. Wyman, Hezekiah, 65. Wyman, Luke, 90. Wyman, Nehemiah, 67. Wyman, Captain, Nehemiah, 63, 64, 70, 72, 90. Wyman Seth, 19, 20, 22, '40, 42, 63, 64, 66. Wyman, Miss, Susan, 91. Yale, 66. Yorkshire, Eng., 81. Young, Thomas, 8.
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Narrative and legendary poems (search)
Soft his Celtic measures vied. Songs of love and wailing lyke-wake, And the merry fair's carouse; Of the wild Red Fox of Erin And the Woman of Three Cows, By the blazing hearths of winter, Pleasant seemed his simple tales, Midst the grimmer Yorkshire legends And the mountain myths of Wales. How the souls in Purgatory Scrambled up from fate forlorn, On St. Even's sackcloth ladder, Slyly hitched to Satan's horn. Of the fiddler who at Tara Played all night to ghosts of kings; Of the brown dwhood with its solid curves Of healthful strength and painless nerves! And jests went round, and laughs that made The house-dog answer with his howl, And kept astir the barn-yard fowl; And quaint old songs their fathers sung In Derby dales and Yorkshire moors, Ere Norman William trod their shores; And tales, whose merry license shook The fat sides of the Saxon thane, Forgetful of the hovering Dane,— Rude plays to Celt and Cimbri known, The charms and riddles that beguiled On Oxus' banks the
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Old portraits and modern Sketches (search)
e beautiful humility of a forgiven spirit, we have taken some pains to collect and embody the facts of it. James Nayler was born in the parish of Ardesley, in Yorkshire, 1616. His father was a substantial farmer, of good repute and competent estate; and he, in consequence, received a good education. At the age of twenty-two, ht it so fell out, that in the winter of 1651, George Fox, who had just been released from a cruel imprisonment in Derby jail, felt a call to set his face towards Yorkshire. So travelling, says Fox, in his Journal, through the countries, to several places, preaching Repentance and the Word of Life, I came into the parts about Wakefck the pearl gates of the celestial city, and flooded their atmosphere with light from heaven; he, receiving their homage (not as offered to a poor, weak, sinful Yorkshire trooper, but rather to the hidden man of the-heart, the Christ within him) with that self-deceiving humility which is but another name for spiritual pride. Mour
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 2: birth, childhood, and youth (search)
Chapter 2: birth, childhood, and youth Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, February 27, 1807, being the son of Stephen and Zilpah (Wadsworth) Longfellow, both his parents having been descended from Yorkshire families which had migrated in the seventeenth century. The name of Longfellow first appears in English records as Langfellay, while the name of Wadsworth sometimes appears as Wordsworth, suggesting a possible connection with another poet. His father, Stephen Longfellow, was a graduate of Harvard College in 1794, being a classmate of the Rev. Dr. W. E. Channing and the Hon. Joseph Story. He became afterward a prominent lawyer in Portland. He was also at different times a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, Maine being then a part of that State; a member of the celebrated Hartford Convention of Federalists; a presidential elector, and a member of Congress. In earlier generations the poet's grandfather was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas; his
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Appendix I: Genealogy (search)
Appendix I: Genealogy [from life, etc., by Samuel Longfellow, III. 421.] the name of Longfellow is found in the records of Yorkshire, England, as far back as 1486, and appears under the various spellings of Langfellay, Langfellowe, Langfellow, and Longfellow. The first of the name is James Langfellay, of Otley. In 1510 Sir Peter Langfellowe is vicar of Calverley. In the neighboring towns of Ilkley, Guiseley, and Horsforth lived many Longfellows, mostly yeomen: some of them well-to-do, others a charge on the parish; some getting into the courts and fined for such offences as cutting green wode, or greenhow, or carrying away the Lord's wood,—wood from the yew-trees of the lord of the manor, to which they thought they had a right for their bows. One of the name was overseer of highways, and one was churchwarden in Ilkley. It is well established, by tradition and by documents, that the poet's ancestors were in Horsforth. In 1625 we find Edward Longfellow (perhaps from Ilkley
Lt. Governor Dudley thus sums up what transpired in the colony during the first eight and a half months after their arrival, in his Letter to the Countess of Lincoln, written March 28, 1631. At the time of the dispersion of which Dudley speaks, when they were unable by reason of sickness to carry their ordnance and baggage soe farr as three leagues vpp Charles riuer, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Sir Richard Saltonstall was son of Samuel, the son of Gilbert Saltonstall, Esq., of Halifax, Yorkshire. He was the first Associate to the six original patentees mentioned in King Charles's charter to the Massachusetts, of March 4, 1628-9. A worthy Puritan, one of the five undertakers, the first founder of the town and first member of the Congregational Church of Watertown. His uncle Richard was Lord Mayor of London in 1597. Zzz. Rev. George Phillips, and a goodly number of the planters, went up Charles River about four miles to a place well watered and settled a plantation, just below
risdiction over the country north of the Potomac, a new government was erected, on a foundation as extraordinary as its results were benevolent. Sir George Calvert had early become interested in colonial establishments in America. A native of Yorkshire, Fuller's Worthies, 201. educated at Oxford, Wood's Athenae Oxonienses, 522, 523. with a mind enlarged by 1580. extensive travel, on his entrance into life befriended by Sir Robert Cecil, advanced to the honors of knighthood, and at lengry; how lavishly he expended his estate in advancing the interests of his settlement on the rugged shores of Avalon, Whitbourne's Newfoundland, in the Cambridge library. Also Purchas, IV. 1882—1891; Collier on, Calvert; Fuller's Worthies of Yorkshire, 201, 202; Wood's Athenae Oxonienses, II. 522, 523; Lloyd's State Worthies, in Biog. Brit. article Calvert; Chalmers, 201—is related by those who have written of his life. He desired, as a founder of a colony, not present profit, but a reason
, let the pastor flee into another land, and let those go with him who will, as Christ teaches. Such was the counsel of Luther on reading the twelve articles of the insurgent peasants of Suabia. What Luther advised, what Calvin planned, was in the next century carried into effect by a rural community of Englishmen. Towards the close of the reign of Elizabeth, a Chap. VIII.} poor people in the north of England, in towns and villages of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, and the borders of Yorkshire, became enlightened by the word of God; and, as presently they were both scoffed and scorned by the profane multitude, and their ministers urged with the yoke of subscription, they, by the increase of troubles, were led to see further, that not only the beggarly ceremonies were monuments of idolatry, but also that the lordly power of the prelates ought not to be submitted to. Many of them, therefore, whose hearts the Lord had touched with heavenly zeal for his truth, resolved, whatever it
agistrates and priests, statesmen and generals, in its train, as the trophies of its strength exerted Penn, i 347, 348 its freedom. thus the Quaker was cheered by a firm belief in the progress of society. Even Aristotle, so many centuries ago, recognized the upward tendency in human affairs; a Jewish contemporary of Barclay declared that progress to be a tendency towards popular power; George Fox Fox, 175 perceived that the Lord's hand was against kings; and one day, on the hills of Yorkshire, he had a vision, that he was but beginning the glorious work of God in the earth; that his followers would in time become as numerous as motes in the sunbeams; and that the party of humanity would gather the whole human race Ib. XXV in one sheepfold. Neither art, wisdom, nor violence, said Barclay, conscious of the vitality of truth, shall Barclay 546. quench the little spark that hath appeared. The atheist—such was the common opinion of the Quakers—the atheist alone denies progress,
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