A History Of American Literature During The Colonial Time (volume 1): 1607-1676.

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byMoses Coit Tyler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. NEW ENGLAND TRAITS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. I.--Transition from Virginia to New England--The race-qualities of the first New-Englanders--The period of their coming--Their numbers, and the multitude of their posterity. II.--Two classes of Englishmen in the seventeenth century; those resting upon the world's attainments, those demanding a new departure--From the second class came the New-Englanders--The purpose of their coming an ideal one. III.--Their intellectuality--The large number of their learned men--Their esteem for learning. IV.--Their earnestness of character--Religion the master-thought--Their conceptions of providence and of prayer--Their religious intensity leading to moroseness, to spiritual pedantry, to a jurisprudence based on theology, and to persecution. V.--The outward forms of New England life--Its prosperity--Literature in early. New England--A literary class from the first--Circumstances favorable to literary action--The limits of their literary studies--Restraints upon the liberty of printing--Other disadvantages--The quality in them which gave assurance of literary development. I. JUST thirteen years after American civilization had established its first secure outpost upon the soil of Virginia, it succeeded in establishing a second outpost, four hundred miles northward, in that bleaker and more rugged portion of the continent which bears a name suggestive of tender and loyal memories--the name of New England. Thus, within so brief a period, were the beginnings made in the task of planting those two great colonial communities of English blood and speech, Virginia and New England, which, with many things in common, had still more things in contrast, and which have been the "two great distributing centres of the English ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. NEW ENGLAND TRAITS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. I.--Transition from Virginia to New England--The race-qualities of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217335497

ISBN - 13:9780217335492

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