William Bradford

(1590-1657 / the United States)

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  • Susie Arviso (1/12/2018 3:14:00 PM)

    . I watched a Documentary today on video titled: American Experience - The Pilgrims and was deeply moved by this more detailed and heartful account of the Pilgrim's early years and his passionate poetry. I love history and am constantly reading and researching, but more than that, my interest has always been in people. Bradford is very impressive to me.

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Some Observations Of God's Merciful Dealing With Us In This Wilderness, And His Gracious Protec

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I. The Specter of the Indians
In this wilderness, we have lived here,
In happy peace, this four and thirty year,
Among a people without God, or law,
Or fear of ought that might keep them in awe.
Their government, if any such there be,
Is nothing else, but a mere tyranny.
Some customs they have, and they still pretend;
Yet lust 's their law, and will's their utmost end;
For the strongest the weaker still oppress-
They may complain, but seldom find redress.
Their lords the chiefest men seek for to please,
By them to grub the rest with greater ...

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