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The Courtship of Miles Standish free pdf Excerpt from The Courtship of Miles Standish: And Other Poems Miles Standish, born it has been conjectured about 1580, served as lieutenant in Queen Elizabeth's forces in the Netherlands, remained in or revisited that country in later years, became interested in the congregation of his countrymen at Leyden, and in their pastor, Robinson, and liking them and their principles, though he was not a member of their church, he joined the company who sailed in the Mayflower. He was not only the military leader, wise as well as valiant, of the Pilgrims, but filled more than one civil office of responsibility and trust. In 1630 he removed to Duxbury, so called from his ancestral home, and lived the remainder of his life in a house at the foot of Captain's Hill, whose name preserves the memory of his dwelling there. He died October 3, 1656, held in honor by all the colonists till the end of his days. That to the last he stoutly maintained his right to the great family inheritance which he believed should have been his, is shown in his will drawn up the year before his death, wherein he bequeaths those estates "surreptitiously detained from me" to his eldest son, as the lawful heir thereto. When, in the cabin of the Mayflower, the Pilgrims set their hands to the compact by which they solemnly combined themselves "together into a civil body politic," one of the twelve signers - there were forty. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330477650
EAN : 9781330477656
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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