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THE COURTSHIP of
MILES STANDISH

AND OTHER POEMS

By
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

With AN INTRODUCTION BY
AUSTEN T. KEMPTON

ILLUSTRATED WITH MANY TExT ENGRAVINGS AND FIFTEEN
FULL PAGE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS

NEW YORK

G R O S S E T & D UN L A P
PUBLISHERS

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

The Standish House........... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Frontispiece
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“Look at These Arms,” He Said, “the Warlike Weapons
that Hang Here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facing 8
Miles Standish, the Captain of Plymouth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II
“So I Have Come to You Now, with an Offer and Proffer
of Marriage". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facing 12
Turned Over the Well-Worn Leaves.................... 17
A Shelf of Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I8
“Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?”...... Facing 20
Miles Standish and John Alden......................... 2I
Like an Awakened Conscience, the Sea Was Moaning and
Tossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facing 28
So Through the Plymouth Woods John Alden Went..... 3I
Heard the Musical Voice of Priscilla.................... 33
Priscilla at the Spinning Wheel.......................... 35
Till He Beheld the Lights in the Seven Houses of
Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facing 36
Dreaming of the Hedge-Rows of England............... 30
Urging the Suit of His Friend........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
“* * * Take from the Corner His Musket, and so
Strode out of the Chamber”......... . . . . . . . . . . . Facing 44

The Mayflower.......................................... 49

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