Did Priscilla Mullins ever say to John Alden, “Why don’t you speak for yourself, John?”

The line “Why don’t you speak for yourself, John?” is a fabrication of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, found in his poem “The Courtship of Miles Standish” (1858).

Alden, Mullins, and Standish were all passengers on the Mayflower but were not known to be involved in a love triangle.

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