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Mistress Alice Jocelyn, Her Letters - In The Which Be Set Forth An English Mayde's Voyage To The Province Of Maine And What Did Befall Her There (Paperback) Loot Price: R118 Discovery Miles 1 180
Mistress Alice Jocelyn, Her Letters - In The Which Be Set Forth An English Mayde's Voyage To The Province Of Maine And...
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Mistress Alice Jocelyn, Her Letters - In The Which Be Set Forth An English Mayde's Voyage To The Province Of Maine And What Did Befall Her There (Paperback)

Clara Emma Cheney

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1903 - TO ALL THE DWELLERS AT BLACK POINT, AND IN PECULIAR, MY HUSBAND. BLACK POINT, In the Province of Maine, The Twentieth day o f August, Anno Domini, 1642. - HER LETTERS - PHILIPPA a After my duty and my Uncles presented to yourself these will inform you of our present health. Hither came I this day sennight, devoid of mishap. When we did twyne down the Massachusetts Bay and cast ing anchor lay before Boston Town, the dear felicity of sighting land did set open the very flood-gates of mine eyes. 18 Mistress Alice Jocelyn sold nor traded for, never. On a hilltop moreover, theres set up a tall gallows whereon a beacons lit for to warn the town of danger. The people, they re a likely sort, pretty steady and satisfied with themselves, and mighty proud of their village also. For the space of four and twenty hours, I tarried under Mr. Edward Tyng, his roof, being full hospitably entreated the while. This is an amiable gentleman of substance which hath influence in them parts. His dwelling S wondrous stout, as forsooth need is, for it sits on the shore hurtled by storms. Here moreover, do stand his brew and warehouses. Theres a fine sun-dial in his garden. His pretty wife, shes a buxom lady and a mer Her Letterr to Philippa 19 ry. Mistress Tyng hath a spinet. Twas the tenth day of August when I took ship for Black Point. We fell down to Noddles Island, proceeding thence straightway. 66Now, thinks I, shall I behold a fair countryside, for we was to sail coastwise but nothing saw I, save rock and dingle, with some few scattering huts. Tis no mean voyage neither, -scarce less than one hundred and fifty mile. The wind being for the most part fair, we was fetched with speed and safeness, shortof three days. Uncle Henry Jocelyn, he descried our sail, and coming to the waters edge to receive us, had me forthwith to his own abode, namely, the house of Captain Thomas Cammock. Mistress Margaret, his lady, did give me welcome, kissing my cheek lustily withal. This Point is a brave place and a sightly, but wherefore tLey call it Black, know I not, save perchance for the forest so thick and darkling. Touching this residence itself, Ive seen a grander often, and a comfortabler. is situate on a jutting promontory commonly named the Ferry Rocks. At its foot the ocean beats constant. Thickets of wild shrub and vine do abound creeping to the very doorstone, andmighty pretty to behold. Moreover here do thrive divers savoury fruits and rare posies, without so much as the pruning. On the heels of my arrivage, fell a smart storm of rain with wind and surpassing loud thunder Her Letters to PhiI Ppa ZI dreadful to hear. Uncle Henry he dwells under this roof alway, and whiles he did tarry in America, Uncle John Jocelyn likewise and now, sooth to say, here be I, also. Verily this is a hospitable - coun-try The name of this Province aforetime was New Somersetshire, but since two year back it hathbeen christened ened a i n e, so m e says in honour of Queen Maria Henrietta, her French rovince called La Mevne. The 1 J first General Court of the Province, it was holden in June two year agone, Uncle Henry being one of the Counsellors. w was then came the new Governor, Mr. Thomas Gorges, Esq., nephew to Sir Ferdinando, the first to 22 Mistress AZice Jocelyn rule over the Province. He is a stripling but full comely. Tis hoped that he may make up in wisdom what he lacks in years. On my coming hitherCaptain Cammock, he was off to Richmans Island but hath now returned. That noble blood flows in his veins, tis easy believed. There S a pretty tale abroad that his mother, the daughter of the Earl of Warwick, on opposition to the marriage, she did run - away with Sir Thomas Cammock, the father of Captain Cammock...

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Imprint: Read Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2007
First published: October 2007
Authors: Clara Emma Cheney
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-4086-2868-3
Barcode: 9781408628683
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LSN: 1-4086-2868-6

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