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Colonial Schemes of Popham and Gorges free pdf Excerpt from Colonial Schemes of Popham and Gorges: Speech of John Wingate Thornton, at the Fort Popham Celebration, August 29, 1862, Under the Auspices of the Maine Historical Society Mr. Thornton was invited to respond to the following sentiment: The Sam - The home of "Vines and his companions in 1616, and the first scat of Justice, in which the forms of the common law were put into practice. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Monte Historical Society: The present might at first seem peculiarly unseasonable for an occasion like this, but a recurrence to the history of oar political institutions, is ever worthy of wise and prudent men. and never before have such investigations been so forced upon our attention as now, when the nation is struggling for its very life, and every man seeks for the cause and cure of our national calamity. The occasion, and the sentiment to which I have the honor to respond, naturally lead to inquiry into the political views and designs of Sir Ferdinando Gorges and his associates, as developed in their colonial schemes, the true character of their enterprises, and the latent causes of their failure, rather than into local details. Happily Sir Ferdinando has left in his "Briefe Narration " a condensed and lucid statement, ' of the most authentic character, for he wrote of events and persons within his own knowledge- his book is a retrospect of his own labors, of an earnest life, of which one of his own sentences furnishes an epitome: "What can be more pleasing to a generous nature," be says, "than to he exercised in doing public good? Especially when his labour and industry tend to the private good and reputation of himself and his posterity- and what monument so durable as the erection of houses, villages, and towns?" The shores of New England were first pressed by the feet of English voyagers, not till some twenty years after Sir Humphrey Gilbert took formal possession in the new world, by turf and twig, for the crown of England. It was under the patronage of the friend of Shakspeare, Henry Wriotheslev, the Earl of Southampton, of whom Gorges said, "I was not willing in those days to undertake any matter extraordinary without his Lordship's advice," that Bartholomew Gosnold, in 1602, attempted a plantalion on "Elizabeth Island." This first attempt at English Colonization on the shores of New England, productive of the roost important results, was the occasion of this second and disastrous enterprise by Popham and Gorges, which we now celebrate. Not an Englishman was then to be found in all North America except the visitors on this spot, and those under President Wingfield just landed at Jamestown, the first permanent colony in the South. The idea of founding a state has grandeur and dignity, but "the reasons" assigned by Gorges himself, for this attempt at colonizing wholly fail of these qualities. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : John Wingate Thornton
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330539133
EAN : 9781330539132
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Number of Pages : 26 pages
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Language : English
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    . Excerpt from Colonial Schemes of Popham and Gorges: Speech of John Wingate Thornton, at the Fort Popham Celebration, August 29, 1862, Under the Auspices of the Maine Historical Society Mr. Thornton