The Illustrated Pilgrim Memorial

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Office of the National Monument to the Forefathers., 1866 - Massachusetts - 48 pages

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Page 13 - Was it the winter's storm beating upon the houseless heads of women and children ? Was it hard labor and spare meals ? Was it disease ? Was it the tomahawk?
Page 17 - They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's door ; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind comes the Governor, in a long robe ; beside him, on the right hand, comes the preacher with his cloak on, and on the left hand the captain with his side-arms and cloak on, and with a small cane in his hand, and so they march in good order, and each sets his arms down near him....
Page 13 - ... without shelter : without means : surrounded by hostile tribes. Shut now the volume of history, and tell me, on any principle of human probability, what shall be the fate of this handful of adventurers. Tell me, man of military science ! in how many months were they all swept off by the thirty savage tribes enumerated within the early limits of New England ? Tell me, politician ! how long did the shadow of a colony, on which your conventions and treaties had not smiled, languish on the distant...
Page 13 - And is it possible, that neither of these causes, that not all combined, were able to blast this bud of hope? Is it possible, that from a beginning so feeble, so frail, so worthy not so much of admiration as of pity, there has gone forth a progress so steady, a growth so wonderful, an expansion so ample, a reality so important, a promise, yet to be fulfilled, so glorious?
Page 18 - Go, stand on the hill where they lie. The earliest ray of the golden day On that hallowed spot is cast ; And the evening sun, as he leaves the world, Looks kindly on that spot last.
Page 2 - James, by ye grace of God, of Great Britaine, Franc, & Ireland king, defender of ye faith, &c., haveing undertaken, for ye glorie of God, and advancemente of ye Christian faith, and honour of our king & countrie, a voyage to plant ye first colonie in ye Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents...
Page 16 - ... five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church, where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays.
Page 12 - The best dish we could present them with, is a lobster, or piece of fish, without bread, or any thing else but a cup of fair spring water ; and the long continuance of this diet with our labours abroad has somewhat abated the freshness of our complexion ; but God gives us health, &c.
Page 29 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Page 14 - He was near fourscore years of age (if not all out) when he died. He had this blessing added by the Lord to all the rest; to die in his bed, in peace, amongst the midst of his friends, who mourned and wept over him and ministered what help and comfort they could unto him, and he again recomforted them whilst he could.

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