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" He was a person for study as well as action ; and hence, notwithstanding the difficulties through which he passed in his youth, he attained unto a notable skill in languages ; the Dutch tongue was become almost as vernacular to him as the English ; the... "
Governor William Bradford: And His Son, Major William Bradford - Page 25
by James Shepard - 1900 - 103 pages
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New-England's Memorial

Nathaniel Morton, William Bradford, Thomas Prince, Edward Winslow - Massachusetts - 1669 - 515 pages
...spirit, and acquirements, arc celebrated by the same learned author. The Dutch tongue, he observes, was almost as vernacular to him as the English. " The French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered, but the Hebrew he most of all studied, because,...
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New-England's Memorial

Nathaniel Morton - Massachusetts - 1826 - 481 pages
...ipirit, and acquirements, are celebrated by the same learned author. The Dutch tongue, he observe*, was almost as vernacular to him as the English. "The French tongue he could also manage; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered, but the Hebrew he most of all studied, because,...
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Chronicles of the Pilgrim fathers of the colony of Plymouth: from 1602-1625

History - 1841 - 504 pages
...study and writing, and his attainments were respectable. Cotton Mather says, " the Dutch tongue was almost as vernacular to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered ; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, because,...
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Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, The Ecclesiastical History of New ..., Volume 1

Cotton Mather, Thomas Robbins, Samuel Gardner Drake - History - 1855
...had also two sons and a daughter by another, whom he married in this land. 9. He was a person for study as well as action ; and hence, notwithstanding...to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also manage; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, "Because,"...
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Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, The Ecclesiastical History of New ..., Volume 1

Cotton Mather, Thomas Robbins, Samuel Gardner Drake - New England - 1855
...had also two sons and a daughter by another, whom he married in this land. 9. He was a person for study as well as action ; and hence, notwithstanding...to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also manage; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, "Because,"...
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History of Plymouth Plantation

William Bradford - Massachusetts - 1856 - 476 pages
...Founders of New Plymouth. Mather thus concludes his notice of our author : " He was a person for study as well as action ; and hence, notwithstanding...to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered ; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, because,...
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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts - 1856
...Founders of New Plymouth. Mather thus concludes his notice of our author : " He was a person for study as well as action ; and hence, notwithstanding...to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered ; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, because,...
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The pilgrim fathers of New England: a history

William Carlos Martyn - Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) - 1867 - 432 pages
...Christian ruler. We are assured by Cotton Mather that Bradford was " a person for study as well as for action ; and hence, notwithstanding the difficulties through which he passed in his boyhood, he attained a notable skill in languages. The Dutch tongue was almost He died in 1657,...
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THE EARLY AMERICAN SPIRIT, AND THE GENESIS OF IT

RICHARD S. STORRS - 1875
...coarse clothing, not in raiment of velvet, or gilded armor. They attracted * " He was a person for study, as well as action ; and hence, notwithstanding...to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin, and the Greek, he had mastered ; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, 'because,'...
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The Pilgrim Republic: An Historical Review of the Colony of New Plymouth ...

John Abbot Goodwin - Massachusetts - 1879 - 662 pages
...for which their author was so solicitous. Cotton Mather says of Bradford : " He was a person for study as well as action, and hence, notwithstanding...to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered ; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, because,...
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