By Thomas Wentworth Higginson
One great point which i've got needed my readers to benefit is the allure of an unique narrative. we must always all fairly pay attention a shipwreck defined by way of a sailor who used to be on board the send than to learn the easiest account of it afterwards ready by way of the main skilful author. What I such a lot wish is, that those that have right here received a flavor for those outdated tales may still flip to the books from which the extracts are taken, and stick to up the research for themselves. Then they could elect renewed curiosity to the pages of Bancroft and Parkman, or not less than to my very own “Young parents’ History,” for the thread on which those old fashioned narratives will be strung.
The explorers of assorted countries are represented during this booklet. There are Northmen, Italians, Englishmen, Frenchmen, Spaniards, and Dutchmen. the place the unique narrative was once in a few international language, that translation has been selected which supplies many of the spirit of the unique; and Mr. Cabot’s types of the Norse legends have been specially chosen therefore. It appeared right to start the booklet with those; and it truly is introduced right down to the time whilst the Virginia and Massachusetts colonies, with that of the hot Netherlands, have been rather planted at the American shore.
Possibly, at a few destiny time, i'll recommence with the Massachusetts colonies, and inform their tale, all the way down to the Revolution; both in a ebook of extracts, like this, or in my very own words.
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