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Priscilla and John by Westmorland

It is always interesting to learn the provenance of a pattern's name. In the case of Westmorland's Priscilla and John ((1940), my guess is that this pattern was named for the  characters in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1858 Poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish". Priscilla is known to literary history as the unrequited love of newly widowed Captain Miles Standish. According to the poem, Standish asked his good friend John Alden to propose to Priscilla on his behalf, only to have Priscilla ask, “Why don’t you speak for yourself, John?”

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Priscilla and John by Westmorland


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