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" He was a person for study as well as action ; and hence, notwithstanding the difficulties through which he passed in his youth, he attained unto a notable skill in languages : the Dutch tongue was become almost as vernacular to him as the English ; the... "
Old South Leaflets: General series - Page 8
1896
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Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, The Ecclesiastical History of New ..., Volume 1

Cotton Mather - 1853 - 732 pages
...passed in his youth, he attained to a notable skill in languages: the Dutch tongue was become almost vernacular to him as the English ; the French tongue he could also ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered; but the Hebrew he ist of all studied, "Because," he said,...
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The Pilgrim Fathers of New England: A History

William Carlos Martyn - 1867 - 486 pages
...Christian ruler. We are assured by Cotton Mather that Bradford was " a person for study as well as for action ; and hence, notwithstanding the difficulties through which he passed in his boyhood, he attained a notable skill in languages. The Dutch tongue was almost ° He died in 1657,...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 3

1891 - 866 pages
...like so many of the early American governors, a man of some scholarship. Cotton Mather says of him : " He was a person for study as well as action ; and...English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the I^tin and the Greek he had mastered ; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, because, he said, he would...
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Reminiscences of the Bradford and Waters Families

Eliza Paddock Waters Sisson - 1885 - 42 pages
...history of the Pilgrims. Mather thus concludes his notice of our author (Governor William Bradford): "He was a person for study as well as action and hence,...notwithstanding the difficulties through which he passed in youth, he attained unto a notable skill in languages : the Dutch tongue was become almost as vernacular...
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Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, 1606-1623

Edward Arber - 1897 - 666 pages
...had by a former wife ; he had also two sons and a daughter by another, whom he married in this land. He was a person for study as well as action : and...French tongue he could also manage. The Latin and Greek he had mastered. But the Hebrew, he most of all studied, Because, he said, he would see with...
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Orations and Addresses

Richard Salter Storrs - 1901 - 600 pages
...representatives. No fleets of galleons brought them over. They came in coarse clothing, not in rai1 "He was a person for study, as well as action; and...Dutch tongue was become almost as vernacular to him a* the English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered ;...
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Orations and Addresses

Richard Salter Storrs - 1901 - 600 pages
...representatives. No fleets of galleons brought them over. They came in coarse clothing, not in rai1 " He was a person for study, as well as action; and...difficulties through which he passed in his youth, be attained unto a notable skill in languages: the Dutch tongue was become almost as vermicular to...
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Our Plymouth Forefathers: The Real Founders of Our Republic

Charles Stedman Hanks - 1907 - 372 pages
...Of him Cotton Mather wrote: " He was a person for study as well as action, and attained unto a most notable skill in languages. The Dutch tongue was become...French tongue he could also manage; the Latin and Greek he had mastered, but the Hebrew most of all he studied because, as he said, he ' would see with...
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Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation, 1606-1646

William Bradford - 1908 - 476 pages
...by the colonists. Mather says that at a later period "he attained unto a notable skill in language. The Dutch tongue was become almost as vernacular to...French tongue he could also manage. The Latin and Greek he had mastered. But the Hebrew he most of all studied, because, he said, he would see with his...
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American Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - 1915 - 680 pages
...by a former wife, he had also two sons and a daughter by another, whom he married in this 25 land. He was a person for study as well as action ; and...Dutch tongue was become almost as vernacular to him as 30 the English ; the French tongue he could also manage ; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered ;...
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