A Book of American Explorers

A Book of American Explorers

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson


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These extracts are taken from two Icelandic works called Tháttr Eireks Rauda (the piece about Eirek the Red) and Graenlendinga Thátt (the piece about the Greenlanders). These passages were translated by J. Elliot Cabot, Esq., and were published in "The Massachusetts Quarterly Review" for March, 1849.

It is now the general belief of historians, that these legends are mainly correct; and that the region described as Vinland was a part of the North-American Continent. Beyond this we do not know. The poet Whittier has written thus of these early explorers, in his poem called "The Norsemen:"-

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ISBN-13: 9781717074577
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2018
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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