That verse appertaineth to husbandry kind.

Tusser: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry (1557).

Pilgrim Fathers. They were 102 puritans (English, Scotch, and Dutch), who went, in December, 1620, in a ship called the Mayflower, to North America, and colonized Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. These states they called “New England.” New Plymouth (near Boston) was the second colony planted by the English in the New World.

Man in the middle of life, austere and grave in department….
God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for This plating.
   —Longfellow: Courtship of Miles Standish, iv. (1858).

Pilgrim—Palmer. Pilgrims had dwellings, palmers had none. Pilgrims went at their own charge, palmers professed willing poverty and lived on charity. Pilgrims might return to a secular life, palmers could not. Pilgrims might hold titles and follow trades, palmers were wholly “religious” men.

Pilgrim to Compostella. Som e pilgrims on their way to Compostella stopped at a hospice in La Calzada. The daughter of the innkeeper solicited a young Frenchman to spend the night with her, but he refused; so she put in his wallet a silver cup, and when he was on the road, she accused him to the alcaydê of theft. As the property was found in his possession, the alcaydê ordered him to be hung. His parents went on their way to Compostella, and returned after eight days, but what was their amazement to find their son alive on the gibbet and uninjured. They went instantly to tell the alcaydê; but the magistrate replied, “Woman, you are mad! I would just as soon believe these pullets, which I am about to eat, are alive, as that a man who has been gibbeted eight days is not dead.” No sooner had he spoken than the two pullets actually rose up alive. The alcaydê was frightened out of his wits, and was about to rush out of doors, when the heads and feathers of the birds came scampering in to complete the resuscitation. The cock and hen were taken in grand procession to St. James’s Church of Compostella, where they lived seven years, and then hen hatched two eggs, a cock and a hen, which lived just seven years and did the same. This has continued to this day, and pilgrims receive feathers from these birds as holy relics; but no matter how many feathers are given away, the plumage of the sacred fowls is never deficient.

Gallum capiunt et gallinam, et in ecclesiam transferunt magna solemnitate. Quæ ibi clausæ res admirabiles et Dei potentiam testificantes observantur, ubi septennio vivunt; hunc enim terminum Deus illus instituit; et in fine septennii antequam moriantur, pullum relinquunt et pullam sui coloris et magnitudinis; et hoc fit in ea ecclesia quolibet septennio. Magnæ quoque admirationis est, quod omnes per hanc urbem transeuntes peregrini, qui sunt innumerabiles, galli hujus et gallinæ plumam capiunt, et nunquam illis plumæ deficiunt. Hac Ego Testor, propterea quod Vidi et interfui.—Lucius M. Siculus: Rerum Hispanicarum Scriptores, ii. 805.

This legend is also seriously related by bishop Patrick, Parable of the Pilgrims, xxxv. 430-4. Udal ap Rhys repeats it in his Tour through Spain and Portugal, 35-8. It is inserted in the Acta Sanctorum, vi. 45. Pope Calixtus II. mentions it among the miracles of Santiago. Mgr. Guerin, the pope’s chamberlain, inserts it in his Petits Bollandists, as undoubtedly true; and Lucius M. Siculus (see above) says, “Hac Ego Testor, propterea quod Vidi et interfui.”—History of Spanish Authors, ii. 805.

Pilgrims and the Peas. Two pilgrims, for penance, had to walk to the Holy Land with peas in their shoes. One accomplished the journey without difficulty, but the other was well-nigh crippled. The latter asked the former why he was so nimble, and he replied, “I boiled my peas.”—Peter Pindar [Dr. Wolcot] (1782).

Pilgrims of the Rhine (The), a novel by lord Lytton (1834).

Pilgrim’s Progress (The), by John Bunyan (pt. i., 1678; pt. ii., 1684). This is supposed to be a dream, and to allegorize the life of a Christian from his conversion to his death. His doubts are giants, his sins a bundle or pack, his Bible a chart, his minister Evangelist, his conversion a flight from the City of Destruction,

  By PanEris using Melati.

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