The finding of Wineland the good: history of the Icelandic discovery of America (Google eBook)

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Arthur Middleton Reeves
H. Frowde, 1895 - America - 205 pages
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Page 92 - Moreover he spoke of an island in that ocean discovered by many, which is called Wineland, for the reason that vines grow wild there, which yield the best of wine. Moreover, that grain unsown grows there abundantly is not a fabulous fancy, but from the accounts of the Danes we know to be a fact.
Page 4 - They sailed for a long time, and until they came at last to a river, which flowed down from the land into a lake, and so into the sea. There were great bars at the mouth of the river, so that it could only be entered at the height of the flood-tide.
Page 66 - In the beginning Tyrker spoke for some time in German, rolling his eyes, and grinning, and they could not understand him; but after a time he addressed them in the Northern tongue : "I did not go much further [than you] and yet I have something of novelty to relate. I have found vines and grapes.
Page 76 - He did so. They went to a tree that was lying under the eaves of the hut, and sat down. " How dost thou like this place ? " said she. He said, " The country, methinks, is good ; but I do not like this quarrel that is come among us, for I think there is no cause for it.
Page 68 - Leifs-booths in the autumn. The following summer Thorvald set out toward the east with the ship, and along the northern coast. They were met by a high wind off a certain promontory, and were driven ashore there, and damaged the keel of their ship, and were compelled to remain there for a long time and repair the injury to their vessel. Then said Thorvald to his companions, "I propose that we raise the keel upon this cape, and call it Keelness"; and so they did.
Page 63 - They did so, and soon saw that the land was level, and covered with woods. and that there were small hillocks upon it. They left the land on their larboard, and let the sheet turn, toward the land. They sailed for two "doegr" before they saw another land.
Page 63 - They soon approached this land, and saw that it was a flat and wooded country. The fair wind failed them then, and the crew took counsel together, and concluded that it would be wise to land there, but Biarni would not consent to this. They alleged that they were in need of both wood and water. "Ye have no lack of either of these," says Biarni a course, forsooth, which won him blame among his shipmates.
Page 50 - Uniped, who skipped down to the bank of the river by which they were lying. Thorvald, a son of Eric the Red, was sitting at the helm, and the Uniped shot an arrow into his inwards. Thorvald drew out the arrow, and exclaimed: "There is fat around my paunch ; we have hit upon a fruitful country, and yet we are not like to get much profit of it.
Page 56 - They directed their course thither, and landed in the evening, below a cape upon which there was a boat, and there, upon this cape, dwelt Heriulf, Biarni's father, whence the cape took its name, and was afterward called Heriulfsness.
Page 48 - Snorri observed, that the Skrellings raised up on a pole J a great ball-shaped body, almost the size of a sheep's belly, and nearly black in colour, and this they hurled from the pole up on the land above Karlsefni's followers, and it made a frightful noise, where it fell.

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