thirty years he was governor of the Plymouth colony, and he managed its affairs with the discretion of a Washington and the zeal of a Cromwell. W., III., 148, 149;. If we except those indentured servants and apprentices who came to America merely because others brought them, we shall find not only that the first colonists were born in an age distinguished for its initiative, but also that they came because they possessed this characteristic.
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Because there they that us away led in captivitee, Requir'd of us a song, thus askt mirth: us waste who laid, sing us among a Sion's song, unto us then they said." michael wigglesworth (1631-1705) edit This Harvard graduate and Puritan preacher published in 1662. Those who can find the complete works of Bradford and Winthrop may select from Bradford for comparison his story of Squanto, the Pilgrims' tame Indian. Channing's A Students' History of the United States. This failing different Mediums of Information and Entertainment makes the majority of diaries and memoirs very dry, but this fault cannot be found with Samuel Sewall. These tricksters are treated with varying degrees of respect. The colonial literature of this period was influenced only in a very minor degree by the work of these men, for a generation usually passed before the influence of contemporary English authors appeared in American literature. Some of the reasons why American literature developed along original lines and thus conveyed a message of its own to the world are to be found in the changed environment and the varying problems and ideals of American life.