The Women who Came in the Mayflower

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Pilgrim Press, 1920 - Massachusetts - 110 pages

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Page 37 - The place where we live is a wilderness wood, Where grass is much wanting that's fruitful and good: Our mountains and hills and our valleys below, Being commonly covered with ice and with snow; And when the north-west wind with violence blows, Then every man pulls his cap over his nose: But if any's so hardy and will it withstand, He forfeits a finger, a foot or a hand.
Page 37 - Our clothes we brought with us are apt to be torn, They need to be clouted soon after they're worn ; But clouting our garments they hinder us nothing, Clouts double are warmer than single whole clothing.
Page 35 - For the young men, that were most able and fit for labour and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense.
Page 68 - John Alden was hired for a cooper, at South-Hampton, wher the ship victuled; and being a hopfull yong man, was much desired, but left to his owne liking to go or stay when he came here; but he stayed, and maryed here.
Page 3 - Lastly, (and which was not least,) a great hope & inward zeall they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way therunto, for ye propagating & advancing ye gospell of ye kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of ye world ; yea, though they should be but even as stepping-stones unto others for ye performing of so great a work.
Page 35 - ... disrespect unto them. And for mens wives to be commanded to doe servise for other men, as dresing their meate, washing their cloaths, etc., they deemd it a kind of slaverie, neither could many husbands well brooke it.
Page 26 - Hopkins ; both being wounded, the one in the hand, the other in the thigh, they are adjudged by the whole company to have their head and feet tied together, and so to lie for twenty-four hours, without meat or drink, which is begun to be inflicted, but within an hour, because of their great pains, at their own and their master's humble request, upon promise of better carriage, they are released by the governor.
Page 98 - From my years young in days of youth, God did make known to me his truth, And call'd me from my native place For to enjoy the means of grace. In wilderness he did me guide, And in strange lands for me provide. In fears and wants, through weal and woe, A pilgrim, passed I to and fro...
Page 57 - ... he became the more profitable to the hearers. He had a singular good gift in prayer, both public and private, in ripping up the...

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