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The Devil's Dictionary: Pilgrim

by Ambrose Bierce
PIGMY
PILLORY

PILGRIM

-n.

A traveler that is taken seriously. A Pilgrim Father was one who, leaving Europe in 1620 because not permitted to sing psalms through his nose, followed it to Massachusetts, where he could personate God according to the dictates of his conscience.

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