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Standish of Standish A story of the Pilgrims   By: (1831-1894)

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Inconsistencies in hyphenation have been maintained. Archaic usage of words such as "salvage" for "savage" and "randevous" for "rendezvous" have been maintained. Several misprints and punctuation errors have been corrected. A list of corrections can be found at the end of the text.

STANDISH OF STANDISH

A Story of the Pilgrims

by

Jane G. Austin

By Jane G. Austin

STANDISH OF STANDISH. A Novel. 16mo, $1.25.

BETTY ALDEN. A Novel. 16mo, $1.25.

A NAMELESS NOBLEMAN. A Novel. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents.

DR. LE BARON AND HIS DAUGHTERS. A Novel. 16mo, $1.25.

THE DESMOND HUNDRED. A Novel. 16mo, $1.00; paper, 50 cents.

NANTUCKET SCRAPS. Being the Experiences of an Off Islander In Season and Out of Season. 16mo, $1.50.

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY, on and New York.

STANDISH OF STANDISH

A Story of the Pilgrims

by

JANE G. AUSTIN

Author of "A Nameless Nobleman," "The Desmond Hundred," "Mrs. Beauchamp Brown," "Nantucket Scraps," "Moon Folk," Etc., Etc.

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Boston and New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1892

Copyright, 1889, by Jane G. Austin. All rights reserved

Eleventh Edition.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A. Electrotyped and Printed by H. O. Houghton & Co.

Dedication.

TO THE MEMORY OF MY DEAR BROTHER,

JOHN A. GOODWIN,

WHO MORE THAN ANY MAN HAS CONSERVED FOR OUR DELIGHT THE STORY OF THOSE PILGRIM FATHERS "WITHOUT WHOSE LIVES OURS HAD NOT BEEN."

A PREFATORY NOTE.

The history of the Old Colony includes, among some very stern facts, a deal of sweet and tender romance, hitherto hardly known except to those who have learned it at their mother's knee.

But in these days many persons seem disposed to pause for a moment in the eager race after the golden fruits of the Pilgrims' husbandry, and to look curiously back at the spot where the seed was sown.

To such I offer this story of Myles Standish, The Sword of the White Men, the hero, who not for gain, not from necessity, not even from religious zeal, but purely in the knightly fervor of his blood, forsook home, and heritage, and glory, and ambition, to company that helpless band of exiles, and to be the Great Heart of their Pilgrimage to the City that they sought.

To such students I will promise that they shall not be misled as to facts, though these be strung upon a slender thread of romance; and I will beg them to ground themselves well upon the solid Pilgrim Rock, that they may the better understand the story of Lazarus LeBaron, son of A Nameless Nobleman, to be offered them in due time, unless Time shall be no more for the Author.

Boston, October , 1889. JANE G. AUSTIN.

CONTENTS.

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I. The Battle of the Tubs 1 II. The Launch of the Pinnace 19 III. The Sword of Standish 27 IV. The Lilies of France 41 V. An Awful Danger 54 VI. The First Encounter 63 VII. Clarke's Island 73 VIII. Burying Hill 86 IX. Rose 94 X. A Terrible Night 104 XI. The Colonists of Cole's Hill 115 XII. The Headless Arrow 134 XIII. The Captain's Promotion 141 XIV. Second Marriages 151 XV. Samoset 164 XVI. Priscilla Molines' Letter 176 XVII... Continue reading book >>




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