Standish of Standish: A Story of the Pilgrims

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1889 - Massachusetts - 422 pages

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My edition of this is P. F. Collier & Sons, 1899.

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Page 244 - A man may work from sun to sun, but woman's work is never done.
Page 421 - The houses are constructed of hewn planks, with gardens also enclosed behind and at the sides with hewn planks, so that their houses and courtyards are arranged in very good order, with a stockade against a sudden attack; and at the ends of the streets there are three wooden gates. In the centre, on the cross street, stands the Governor's house, before which is a square enclosure upon which four pateros are mounted, so as to flank along the streets.
Page 421 - Upon the hill they have a large square house with a flat roof made of thick sawn planks stayed with oak beams, upon the top of which they have six cannons, which shoot iron balls of four and five pounds and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church, where they preach on Sun- : •days and the usual holidays.
Page 314 - Carver comes out of the field very sick, complains greatly of his head, within a few hours his senses fail, so as he speaks no more, and in a few days after dies, to our great lamentation and heaviness. His care and pains were so great for the common good, as therewith it is thought he oppressed himself and shortened his days ; of whose loss we cannot sufficiently complain ; and his wife deceases about five or six weeks after.
Page 320 - State, he was detained longer than was expected, and afterwards fell into other employments there; so as he hath now been absent this four years, which hath been much to the weakening of this government, without whose consent he took these employments upon him.* Anno 1647.
Page 421 - 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...
Page 348 - Now I see that the English are my friends and love me, and while I live I will never forget this kindness they have showed me.
Page 314 - Sr: Your large letter writen to Mr. Carver, and dated the 6. of July, 1621, 1 have received the 10. of Novembr, wherin (after the apologie made for your selfe) you lay many heavie imputations upon him and us all. Touching him, he is departed this life, and now is at rest in the Lord from all those troubls and incoumbrances with which we are yet to strive. He needs not my appologie; for his care and pains was so great for the...
Page 269 - Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them which are exercised thereby
Page 420 - ... crossing* in the middle, northward to the rivulet and southward to the land.* The houses are constructed of hewn planks, with gardens also enclosed behind and at the sides with hewn planks, so that their houses and courtyards are...

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