Lives and voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier: including an introductory view of the earlier discoveries in the South Sea and the history of the bucaniers ... (Google eBook)

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Harper & Bros., 1839 - Voyages and travels - 317 pages
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Page 65 - he besought of Almighty God of his goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea, and then, calling up all the rest of our men, acquainted John Oxnam especially with this his petition and purpose, if it should please God to grant him that happiness.
Page 301 - They are long-visaged, and of a very unpleasant aspect, having no one graceful feature in their faces. Their hair is black, short, and curled, like that of negroes ; and the colour of their skins coal-black, like that of the negroes in Guinea. They have no sort of clothes, but
Page 152 - and spoiled. And had I not been discovered upon the coast, I had taken great quantity of treasure. The matter of most profit unto me was a great ship of the king's which I took at California: which ship
Page 152 - in which voyage I have either discovered or brought certain intelligence of all the rich places of the world which were ever discovered by any Christian. I navigated along the coast of Chili, Peru, and New Spain, where I made great spoils. I burnt and sunk nineteen sails of ships small and great. All the villages and towns that ever I landed at I
Page 153 - Portuguese used to relieve themselves ; and from that island God hath suffered me to return into England. All which services, with myself, I humbly prostrate at her majesty's feet, desiring the Almighty long to continue her reign among us ; for at this day she is the most famous and victorious
Page 64 - the two seas) about ten of the clock ; where the chiefest of the Symerons took our captain by the hand and prayed him to follow him. Here was that goodly and great high tree, in which they had cut, and made divers steps to ascend near
Page 61 - of this voyage be thoroughly written, there would need a painful man with his pen, and as great a time as he that wrote the Lives of the Martyrs." The Judith, Drake's vessel, which parted from the Minion on the fatal night— (" forsook us in our great misery" are the words of Hawkins)—made the homeward voyage with less hardship and difficulty than the Minion.
Page 108 - all other days," says one old relation, "on the 9th January, in the yeere 1579 (1580), we ranne upon a rocke, where we stuck fast from eight of the clocke at nighte till four of the clocke in the afternoon of next day, being, indeed, out of all hope to escape the danger ; but our general!, as hee had alwayes
Page 172 - that the Spaniards, finding themselves to be cruelly hated by these Indians, and nowhere secure from their treachery, resolved to extirpate and ruin them every one. * * * Hereupon these first conquerors of the New World made use of dogs to range and search the intricatesi thickets of woods and forests for
Page 120 - armament every day to put to sea, the Spanish ambassador had the temerity to propound terms for her acceptance, wrapped up, in the pedantic fashion of the time, in Latin verses, which are thus translated :" These to you are our commands : Send no help to the Netherlands. Of the treasure took by

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