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Thomas Morton


James Aldrich

Charles Francis Adams

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Publisher location

Deer Isle, ME

Abstract/ Summary

In 1883 the Prince Society published in very limited quantity The New English Canaan edited by Charles Francis Adams. Since then there has been no new edition of this informative and entertaining work. Adams held faithfully to the original in spelling, punctuation, and even in the use of the early in the text. His footnotes are learned, copious, and occasionally a bit irrelevant, but a number of mystifying expressions are not explained. It may simply be the short supply and relatively poor readability that have caused modern scholars to deny Morton’s work the attention that it deserves. In this edition I have attempted at least a partial remedy of the above by making it more readily readable without doing serious violence to the seventeenth century flavor of the original.