Swinton's First [-Sixth] Reader Volume 4

Swinton's First [-Sixth] Reader Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... but with New England. He was the founder of Virginia; he was the namer of New England. 2. Smith had returned to England in 1609. Five years afterwards, still eager for new adventures, he came over with two ships to what was then known as "North Virginia." He explored the coast from the mouth of the Penobscot to Cape Cod, made a map of the region, and, thinking that the country was large enough to have a name of its own, he christened it New England. This was all, however, that Smith had to do with this part of our country. 3. The real history of New England begins with the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers. Who these men were, and why it was that they came to "the wild New England shore," we are now to learn. 4. More than two centuries and a half ago, there was a time of great religious persecution in England. People had not then learned to leave one another free to worship in their own way. If a man did not attend the services of the Established Church of England, he was liable to be severely punished; and if he attended any other religious service, it might lead to exile or death. 5. In consequence of this, many of the persecuted people went to live in Holland, where there was more religious freedom. There they dwelt in peace, and won the respect of all. The Dutch magistrates said, "These English have lived among us now these twelve years, and yet we never had any suit or accusation against any of them." 6. But when children began to grow up around them, these exiles thought that they would rather teach their boys and girls the English language, and give them an English education. After considering long and anxiously what they should do, they decided to leave Holland, and seek a home beyond the Atlantic where they...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647645
  • 9781236647641