History of the Town of Plymouth, from Its First Settlement in 1620, to the Present Time: With a Concise History of the Aborigines of New England, and Their Wars with the English, &c

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Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1835 - Indians of North America - 401 pages
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This book contains much valuable early Plymouth information. It is likely that countless later books have drawn their data from this source. The writer claims to have examined original documents. No reason to doubt this, given the age of the book and the quality of the details, but one wishes for more citations. The data on the aborigines is exceptional. An excellent source.  

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Page 347 - THE pilgrim fathers — where are they ? The waves that brought them o'er Still roll in the bay, and throw their spray As they break along the shore : Still roll in the bay, as they rolled that day, When the May-Flower moored below, When the sea around was black with storms, And white the shore with snow.
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