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Identifier: historyofpilgrim01sawy Title: History of the Pilgrims and Puritans, their ancestry and descendants; basis of Americanization Year: 1922 (1920s) Authors: Sawyer, Joseph Dillaway, b. 1849 Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928 Subjects: Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) Puritans Massachusetts -- History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Publisher: New York, Century History Co Contributing Library: New York Public Library Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: all River; exposed after a shower that washed away anembankment. Unfortunately this relic was later destroyedby fire. In spite of Longfellows poetic interpretation,The Skeleton in Armor, when judged by the metal andits treatment through forge, anvil and sledge, proved notto be a Norsemans skeleton. Dighton Rock, of allegedNorse fame, on the Taunton River, tide awash, and the rockat Steubenville, Ohio, are to the majority simply crudeexamples of Indian pictorial art. Setting aside these facts,the doings of Leif Erikson and his Norse kinsmen in Vine-land, stand in the minds of many on firmer foundations. Onthe banks of the Charles River (Quinchequin) near Mt.Auburns classic shades. Professor Horsford located the homeof Leif Erikson, who is worthily commemorated in a statueon Bostons Commonwealth Avenue. On Wellesleys col-lege campus Norumbega cottage was named in honor of itsstaunch friend Professor Horsford. Though records of pre-Columbian discoverers appear LANDING OF THE PILGRIMS 323 Text Appearing After Image: WHETHER VENETIAN, SPANISH, ORSARACENIC, KEENLY INTERESTINGARE THE SEA CRAFT OF THE EARLYCENTURIES. THE COCKLESHELL CRAFTS OF THE ANCIENTS. somewhat misty, scientists, who have found that Welsh wordsand phrases were freely interspersed in the language ofseveral Indian tribes—notably in the Red River section amidthe White Indians—believe that they can fully corroboratethe claim that Madoc, the Welshman, or some of those tenlost Welsh ships, were factors in unveiling America to theworlds gaze. Good browsing fields for Columbus, were Norse andWelsh records! The Great Admirals bent for sailing intounknown seas was vastly augumented by frequent trips toIceland, that Isle of Thule, teeming with Finland lore of themysterious land beyond. We must not forget that Colum-bus first wife was the daughter of Palestrello, the navigator.Her dowry included musty maps and voyaging records.Perusal of these, together with the annotations of Marco Poloand John de Mandeville—that Munchausenly inclined Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.


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