Comment briefly on the attitude of the puritans to literature in the nineteenth century
The Puritans (puritan) were certainly not the first inhabitants, not even the first settlers from Europe in the American continent. As you are aware, many a voyage of exploration and discovery starting with that of the Italian sailor Cristoforo Colombo (better known as Christopher Columbus) in 1491 found its way, by accident or intention, to the shores of what was later to be called America. These voyages extended for over a century, but till the 1580s none of them, or so records suggest, were manned by Englishmen. Englishmen were resolutely engrossed in their internecine conflicts through these decades, and it was as late as 1584 that Sir Walter Raleigh despatched an English ship to investigate if it was possible to colonise other lands: Another attempt took off in 1606, and in this instance the energetic intruders decided to establish a settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, named after their Virgin Queen. The settlement however, suffered from many disasters.
Homesickness, epidemics, deaths–the list of troubles encountered by the earliest