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Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary

For Irish Elk.

This post was published on Thursday, September 13th, 2007 8:04 pm. It has been categorised under History Posters and been tagged under , , .
Mrs. Peperium
14 Sep 2007 10:01 am

Ah, for Irish Elk? And what about me? I was actually there in 1630…

M.J. Ernst-Sandoval
14 Sep 2007 11:04 am

New Mexico predates Massachusetts by 32 years (1598). “No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

14 Sep 2007 11:23 am

Outstanding! I Enjoy! ye post. Much appreciated!

L Gaylord Clark
14 Sep 2007 12:09 pm

The Clarks arrived with the Winthrop fleet around 1630, along with the Strongs, the Cookes, the Clapps, the Allyns, and so many more of those stout Puritan families which gave America its precious insistance upon personal liberty.
Equality, of course, played no part in their thinking, implacable enemy of freedom that it is. Woe to us if we cease to follow their wise example.

Old Dominion Tory
14 Sep 2007 12:20 pm

A lovely illustration, Andrew. Thanks for posting it.
Anyone catch the glaring historical inaccuracy? Take another look. Yes, a couple of people in the crowd appear to be enjoying themselves. I supposed the artist received a grilling over that particular mistake.
Also, 1630? I hate to take anything away from our own codfish aristocrat, Mrs. Peperium, but Nouvelle France had been established for decades before “les Bostonais” arrived looking for the freedom to prey upon their neighbors.

10 Oct 2007 12:00 pm

Oh, Tory, you are unfair to the Puritans. For a different perspective, I recommend J.I. Packer (sometimes called the Last Puritan). Packer writes: “I maintain that the delights of work and leisure, of friendship and family, of eating and mating, of arts and crafts, of playing and watching games, of finding out and making things, of helping other people, and all the other noble pleasures that life affords, are doubled for the Christian; for, as the cheerful old Puritans used to say (no, sir, that is not a misprint, nor a Freudian lapse; I mean Puritans – the real, historical Puritans, as distinct from the smug sourpusses of last-century Anglo-American imagination), the Christian tastes God in all his or her pleasures, and this increases them, whereas for other people pleasure brings with it a sense of hollowness which reduces it.”

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