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THE DUTCH UNDER KING JAMES.

P’T. 1. He destroyed Port Royal, and all the French settleP'D. II.

ments in Acadia. On his return he visited the Dutch CH. IV. at Manhattan, and demanded possession of the country, Argall in the name of the British sovereign.' The Dutch subdues traders made no scruple to acknowledge the supremacy French of King James, and, under him, that of the governor Dutch. of Virginia.

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Departure of the Pilgrims from England, and their sojourn in

Holland.

and his people.

1. In 1592, a law was passed in England, requiring all p't. s. persons to attend the established worship, under pen- P:D. III. alty of banishment, and if they returned, of death. Ch. s. Among those who could not conscientiously comply

1592 with these exactions, were John ROBINSON and his Robinson congregation, who lived in the north of England. They belonged to that sect of the Puritans, or dissenters from the church of England, called Separatists.

2. To enjoy their religion, the pastor, and his whole flock, determined to exile themselves Holland. But

CHAPTER I.-1. Who were John Robinson and his congregation ? -- 2. What was their object in seeking to change their country?

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THE PILGRIM MOTHERS.

P:D. III.

Attempt

Holland.

Second

P’T.I. this was a difficult undertaking. Once they embarked

with their families and goods at Boston, in Lincolnch. 1. shire. But the treacherous captain had plotted with

English officers, who came on board the vessel, took 1601.

their effects, searched the persons of the whole comHo to pany for money, and then, in presence of a gazing

multitude, led them on shore, and to prison. They were soon released, except seven of the principal men, who were detained and brought to trial, but at length freed.

3. Again they bargained with a Dutch ship-master at Hull, who was to take them in from a common, hard by. At the time appointed, the women and children

sailed to the place of rendezvous in a small bark, and 1608. the men came by land. The bark had grounded; but attempt.

the Dutch captain sent his boat and took the men from the strand. But the authorities of Hull had, in the meantime, got notice; and the Dutch commander, at the sight of a large armed company, having a fair wind, with oaths, hoisted anchor, and sailed away; although the pilgrims even wept, thus to leave their wives and children.

4. Behold now these desolate women, the mothers of a future nation, their husbands forcibly carried off

to sea, while on land an armed multitude are approachof the ing! They are taken, and dragged from one magistrate women. to another, while their children, cold and hungry, and

affrighted, are weeping and clinging around them. But their piteous condition and Christian demeanor softened, at length, the hearts of their persecutors, and even gained friends to their cause.

5. The men, in the meantime, encountered one of Storm at the most terrific sea storms ever known, continuing

fourteen days, during seven of which, they saw neither sun, moon, or stars.

At length they all arrived in Holland. They settled at first in Amsterdam. They did not, however, find

Distress

sea,

2. What happened on their first attempt ? -3. What on their second ? -4. What trouble did the women meet with ? -- -5. What the men ? When in Holland, where did they first settle ?

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