The Founding of a Nation: The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, Their Voyage on the Mayflower, Their Early Struggles, Hardships and Dangers, and the Beginnings of American Democracy, as Told in the Journals of Francis Beaumont, Cavalier, Volume 2

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Arthur H. Clark Company, 1915 - Massachusetts

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Page 340 - ... and blessing God. It came, without either wind or thunder, or any violence, and by degreese in that abundance, as that the earth was thorowly wete and soked therwith.
Page 339 - ... so that the stalke of that was first set began to send forth the eare before it came to halfe growth, and that which was later, not like to yeeld any at all, both blade and stalke hanging the head, and changing the colour in such manner, as wee judged it utterly dead : our Beanes also ran not up according to their wonted manner, but stood at a stay, many being parched away, as though they had beene scorched before the fire.
Page 340 - And the effect of their particuler planting was well seene, for all had, one way and other, pretty well to bring the year aboute, and some of the abler sorte and more industrious had to spare, and sell to others, so as any generall wante or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day.
Page 339 - God, for our further chastisement, to send a great drought ; insomuch as in six weeks after the latter setting there scarce fell any rain ; so that the stalk of that was first set began to send forth the ear, before it came to half growth, and that which was later not like to yield any at all, both blade and stalk hanging the head, and changing the colour in such manner, as we judged it utterly dead.
Page 340 - By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plentie, and the face of things was changed, to the rejoysing of the harts of many, for which they blessed God.
Page 155 - First, that you do not meddle with the main points of government; that is my craft ... to meddle with that were to lessen me.
Page 340 - ... liberall harvest, to their no small comforte and rejoycing. For which mercie (in time conveniente) they also sett aparte a day of thanksgiveing. This being overslipt in its place, I thought meet here to inserte the same.]
Page 341 - Bartlett (WH) The Pilgrim Fathers ; or, Founders of New England, in the reign of James the First.
Page 155 - ... me. I am now an old king; for six and thirty years have I governed in Scotland personally, and now have I accomplished my apprenticeship of seven years here; and seven years is a great time for a king's experience in government. ... I must not be taught my office.

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