Alden T. Vaughan and Edward W. Clark (essay date 1981)
SOURCE: Vaughan, Alden T. and Edward W. Clark. “Cups of Common Calamity: Puritan Captivity Narratives as Literature and History.” In Puritans among the Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption: 1676-1724, edited by Alden T. Vaughan and Edward W. Clark, pp. 1-28. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1981.
[In the following essay, Vaughan and Clark expound on the uniquely religious characteristics and influences of the Puritan captivity narrative.]
“It is no new thing for Gods precious ones to drink as deep as others, of the Cup of common Calamity.”
—Preface to Mary Rowlandson, The Soveraignty &...
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