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Colonial Days in Old New York (Paperback): Alice Morse Earle
Colonial Days in Old New York (Paperback): Alice Morse Earle

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Alice Morse Earle

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II EDUCATION AND CHILD-LIFE As soon as the little American baby was born in New Netherland, he was taken to the church by his Dutch papa, and with due array of sponsors was christened by the domine from the doop-becken, or dipping-bowl, in the Dutch Reformed Church. New Yorkers had a beautiful silver doop-becken in 1695, and the church on the corner of Thirty-Eighth Street and Madison Avenue has it still. It was made in Amsterdam from silver coin and ornaments brought by the good folk of the Garden Street Church as offerings. For it Domine Henricus Selyns, "of nimble faculty," then minister of that church, and formerly of Breuckelen, and the first poet of Brooklyn, wrote these pious and graceful verses, which were inscribed on the bowl: "Op't blote water stelt geen hoot "T was beter noyt gebooren. Maer, ziet iets meerder in de Dorp Zo' gaet nieri noyt verlooren. Hoe Christus met syn dierhaer Bloedt My reyniglt van myn Zonden. En door syn Geest my leven doet En wast myn Vuyle Wonden." Which translated reads: -- "Do not put your hope in simple water alone, 't were better never to be born. But behold something more in baptism, for that will prevent your getting lost. How Christ's precious blood cleanses me of my sins, And now I may live through His spirit and be cleansed of my vile wounds." This christening was the sole social or marked event of the kindekeris infancy, and little else do we know of his early life. He ate and slept, as do all infants. In cradles slept these children of the Dutch, --deephooded cradles to protect from the chill draughts of the poorly heated houses. In cradles of birch bark the Albany babies slept; and pretty it was to see the fat little Dutchmen sleeping in those wildwood tributes of the Indian mothers' skill to the children of the men who had dri...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Alice Morse Earle
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-08227-5
Barcode: 9781151082275
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
LSN: 1-151-08227-9

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