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Playing Pilgrims

Playing Pilgrims"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."It's so dreadful to be poor!" sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress."I don't think it's …

The Devil's Dictionary: Pilgrim

by Ambrose Bierce PIGMYPILLORYPILGRIM -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, fol…

Brewer's: Pilgrim Fathers

(The). The 102 English, Scotch, and Dutch Puritans who, in December, 1620, went to North America in the ship called the Mayflower, and colonised Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts…

A Not-So-Traditional Thanksgiving

Part 2: Voice of Native Americans by Neil Miller The campaign to make a regional holiday into a national celebration was realized on October 3, 1863, when Abraham Lincoln procla…

John Bunyan

John Bunyan's 17th-century book The Pilgrim's Progress is classic literature's most famous Christian allegory. Bunyan grew up in a village outside Bedford, England, the son of a tinker (or brazier --…

A Not-So-Traditional Thanksgiving

Part 1: The Original Culture War by Neil Miller During the National Day of Mourning rally in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Andres Araica prayed at a statue of Massasoit, chief of…

The Mayflower

The Pilgrims' progress was forwarded by this hearty English vessel Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition Copyright © 1993, Columbia University Press. The Mayflowe…

The Devil's Dictionary: Pigmy

by Ambrose Bierce PIGPILGRIMPIGMY -n. One of a tribe of very small men found by ancient travelers in many parts of the world, but by modern in Central Africa only. The Pigmies are so called…

The Devil's Dictionary: Pillory

by Ambrose Bierce PILGRIMPIRACYPILLORY -n. A mechanical device for inflicting personal distinction - prototype of the modern newspaper conducted by persons of austere virtues and blameless l…