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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
DRAWN BY JOHN GILBERT,
The Bridal Procession Frontispiece.
Miles Standish, The Puritan Captain Page 1
The Armour 3
The Library 5
Miles Standish Reading Cesar's Commentaries 7
Miles Standish And John Alden 11
The Lover's Errand 15
John Alden At The Door or The House Of Priscilla .... 17
Priscilla Singing 19
The English Village 21
John Alden Urging The Suit or Miles Standish 23
The May Flower Riding At Anchor 27
The Council 31
Miles Standish And His Troop 35
The Master Op The Ship 39 PAGE
The Sailing Of The May Flower 41
Priscilla And John Alden 43
Wattawamat And Standish 51
John Alden Holding The Skein Fob Priscilla 57
The Marriage 61
Daylight And Moonlight 79
The Golden Mile-stone 87
The Discoverer or The North Cape 97
Clad in doublet and hose, and boots of Cordovan leather,
Short of stature he was, but strongly built and athletic,
Broad in the shoulders, deep-chested, with muscles and sinews of iron;
Brown as a nut was his face, but his russet beard was already
Flaked with patches of snow, as hedges sometimes in November.
Near him was seated John Alden, his friend, and household companion,
Writing with diligent speed at a table of pine by the window;
Fair-haired, azure-eyed, with delicate Saxon complexion,
Having the dew of his youth, and the beauty thereof, as the captives
Whom Saint Gregory saw, and exclaimed, "Not Angles but Angels."
Youngest of all was he of the men who came in the May Flower.
Suddenly breaking the silence, the diligent scribe interrupting, Spake, in the pride of his heart, Miles Standish the Captain of Plymouth.
"Look at these arms,'" lie said, " the warlike weapons that hang here