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ISBN: 1177399962 / ISBN-13: 9781177399968

The Courtship of Miles Standish

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  • The Courtship of Miles Standish (Nabu Press) – Trade paperback (2010)
    by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, N C Wyeth

    The Courtship of Miles Standish

    Trade paperback, Nabu Press
    2010
    English
    186 pages

    ISBN: 1177399962
    ISBN-13: 9781177399968

    This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the ... Show more

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A Romance in Plymouth Colony

by FanOfTimeLifeBooks on Jan 30, 2014

The Courtship of Miles Standish is a narrative poem and romanticized story based on colonial New England history and legend. Miles Standish (a leader and soldier in Plymouth Colony) asks his friend John Alden to propose marriage on Standish's behalf to Priscilla Mullins. However, fulfilling this request is quite challenging for Alden because he, too, loves Priscilla. Nevertheless, Alden goes through with the request. Priscilla, being very perceptive, asks Alden to speak for himself. Thus begins an entertaining and romantic poem. John goes on to marry Priscilla. Interestingly enough, author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow traces his ancestry on his mother's side to John and Priscilla Alden. Also, when this poem was written in 1858 it confirmed Longfellow's standing as a poet. In sum, The Courtship of Miles Standish is a great poem from one of America's great poets.

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