On the Pilgrims and Puritans: See article Plymouth; also E.
Roman Catholics and Puritans alike wished for a modification of the laws which bore hardly on them.
The Puritans were invited to a conference with the king at Hampton Court (1604).
Besides contributing various historical and critical essays to the North American Review, including a remarkable essay on the Polity of the Puritans, he published in 1849, again anonymously, a second novel, entitled Merry Mount, a Romance of the Massachusetts Colony.
If the Puritans regarded bowls with no friendly eye, as Lord Macaulay asserts, one can hardly wonder at it.