formed at that time. The Puritan definition of good writing was that which brought home a full awareness of the importance of worshipping God and of the spiritual dangers that the soul faced on Earth. Since the first Americans were explorers and settlers, adventurers and idealists who crossed the ocean in search of new opportunities or to escape poverty and intolerance, their writings were matter-of-fact accounts of life in America, which explained colonisation to Englishmen back in the homeland. Sometimes, the dryness of his plain style is very effective. However, things proved difficult at the beginning for those who dreamed of a country where the religious divisions of Europe could be left behind. The rich and powerful plantations owners were slow to develop a literature of their own. Quakers refused to swear oaths or to take part in wars. Cornered, she addressed the court with her own judgment:.you have no power over my body, neither can you do me any harme, for I am in the hands of the eternall Jehovah my Saviour, I am at his appointment, the bounds of my habitation are. Columbusbecame the first European to discover the continent in 1492, North America was inhabited by approximately 500,000 native Indians who had earlier probably migrated from Asia across the Bering Strait.
Believers in other forms of Christianity were called snakes or even worse names. All of Simons tasks must have added to her responsibilities at home. Some of the new arrivals had left Europe to escape from poverty, and their new home certainly offered them the chance to have a better standard of living and the opportunity to acquire wealth. The colonists eagerly obeyed the Companys orders to search for gold. Another example of the rigidness of the colony was that if a person were to miss a sermon without just cause, they were to be placed in a pillory and have their ear nailed. During her imprisonment, some of the leaders of the Hutchinsonian movement prepared to leave the colony and settle elsewhere. Among his literary works we can find Manuscript journal (1635) that describes his voyage across the Atlantic, Bay Psalm Book (1640) that is considered to be a common hymnal for the Massachusetts Bay colony, Church-Government and Church-Covenant Discussed (1643 The Summe of Certain Sermons upon. They are fundamental rights that all people possess and that governments cannot take away.
Anne expelled the delegates from her home, denouncing the Boston church as a whore and a strumpet. Oddly enough, drinking was allowed but no toasts could be made as it was considered to be wasteful. Known as the Pilgrims, they were a small group of believers who had migrated from England to Holland even then known for its religious tolerance in 1608, during a time of persecutions. Their intimate diaries and meditations record the rich inner lives of this introspective and intense people. The Court included both government officials and Puritan clergy. Most of all, they hoped that the colonists would find gold, as the Spanish conquistadores had done in Mexico. As sad and apprehensive as they must have been to watch her set sail, none of the surviving Pilgrims opted to return with her. Individual writers wrote about their own.