The Pioneer Heroes of the New World: From the Earliest Period (982) to the Present Time (Google eBook)

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Dayton and Wentworth, 1855 - America - 720 pages
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Contents

Expedition of Columbus to the WestwardDiscovery of JamaicaCoasting
87
Intrigues against ColumbusDiscovery of Gold MinesHis Return
98
Disorders of the Colony during the Absence of ColumbusThe Rebellion
106
Rash and Oppressive Conduct of BobadiliaColumbus sent home in Chains
115
Chapter XVII Fresh Schemes of ColumbusDeparture on his Fourth and Lust Voyage
121
Despicable Conduct of OvandoFinal Rescue of ColumbusAtrocities
131
SEBASTIAN CABOT
138
AMERICUS VESPUCIUS
146
Expedition of Balboa In Search of the SeaContests with the NativesDis
154
THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO
165
The Landing at Vera CruzNegotiation with MontezumaMagnificent
174
Chapter HI The March W Mexico commencedWar with the TlascalansVictories
181
Submission of the TlascalansEntry into their CityWeak Policy of Mon
188
Description of MexicoThe Palaces and State of MontezumaHis Collections
197
Seizure of MontezumaHis Caciques Burned at the StakeDemeanor
203
Imprudent Zeal of CortesResentment of the MexicansCritical Condi
211
Chapter VTIL Cortes Marches against NarvaezDefeats and Takes him PrisonerGreat
215
The Spaniards Retreat from the CityThe Noche Trista or Miserable Night
228
The War RenewedSuccess of the SpaniardsGreat Force of Indian Allies
234
Commencement of the Campaign against MexicoTaking of Iztapalapan
240
Arrival at TacubaGrief of CortesConspiracy against himThe Fleet
247
The Siege of Mexico ContinuedConstant FightingAttempt to Storm
253
The Siege ContinuedIndomitable Courage of the AztecsGradual Destruc
259
Transactions after the SiegeTorture of GuatemozinSettlement of
266
Enterprise of CortesHis Second Return to SpainCampaign against
275
FERNANDO MAGELLAN
281
THE CONQUEST OF PERU
288
Meanness of PedrariusContract of Pizarro Alwagro and I uqup Second
293
The Brothers of PizarroDeparture from SpainThird Voyage to Peru
302
Desertion of TumbezMarch SouthwardSan Miguel FoundedThe
308
Ambuscade of the SpaniardsVisit of A tan uallpaImpudent Speech
314
Spoil of the Temples of CuzcoArrival of AlmagroDivision of Immense
320
Cbaptrr TILLife of Smith continuedSiege of RegallHe kills three Turks ia Single
389
New Scheme for Colonizing VirginiaHlsssorted AdventurersThe Expe
395
Vindication of SmithFamine and Great MortalitySmiths ExertionsHe
402
Condition of the ColonyKindness of PocahontasSecond Arrival of New
410
The Voyage of Survey resumedVeneration of the Indians for Smith
416
Disorders in the ColonySmiths LetterHis Expedition to Surprise Pow
422
Accident at JamestownSmith PoisonedGreat Supply of CornMorality
428
The New CompanyHI Treatment of SmithLarge Expedition dispatched
434
Account of PocahontasHer Treacherous Capture by the EnglishMar
443
CAPTAIN HENRY HUDSON
455
Voyages of the DutchBlok and ChristianizeNew Amsterdam New York
466
THE SETTLEMENT OF NEW ENGLAND
475
The Indians of New EnglandThinned by PestilenceThe Pequots Narrur
480
Dreary Aspect of New EnglandThe Country ExploredVoyage to Piy
485
Westons ColonyIts Miserable ConditionSickness of MassasoitCured
495
Formation of New SettlementsDissolute Community of Merry Mount
500
Roger WilliamsHis Liberality and BoldnessPersecuted by the Authori
506
Settlement of ConnecticutPequot War Expedition of MasonDestruction
510
Success of he IndiansAttack on HadleyGoffe the RegicideMany Towns
520
Philip Retreats to Mount HopeSlain In a SkirmishDisgraceful Usage
531
THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
539
Early Life of PennHis Religious ImpressionsJoin the Sect of Qnnkcrs
553
The First Charter of PennsylvaniaConditions of SettlementPenns First
559
Parentage and Youth of BooneHis Passion for Hunting and Adventure
565
The Settlement of KentuckyIndian WarAttacks on Boonesborough c
570
LEWIS AND CLARKE
578
TEXAS
586
OREGON
597
CALIFORNIA
603
COLONEL FREMONTS EXPLORATIONS
612
THE MORMON SETTLEMENTS
617
n ri i k It Modern F iiieJitionsEmbrncing Incidents connected with the Exploring
634

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Page 513 - It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire and the streams of blood quenching the same, and horrible was the stink and scent thereof; but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they gave the praise thereof to God...
Page 145 - Christopher, he and his friends banketted, and made me, and them that were in the company great cheere : and for very joy that he had to see the towardness of our intended discovery, he entered into the dance himselfe, amongst the rest of the young and lusty company : which being ended, hee and his friends departed most gently, commending us to the Governance of Almighty God.
Page 477 - So they left that goodly and pleasant city, which had been their resting-place near twelve years ; but they knew they were PILGRIMS, and looked not much on those things, but lifted up their eyes to the heavens, their dearest country, and quieted their spirits.
Page 37 - Of all the western stars, until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho...
Page 117 - their majesties commanded me by letter to submit to whatever Bobadilla should order in their name ; by their authority he has put upon me these chains, I will wear them until they shall order them to be taken off, and I will preserve them afterwards as relics and memorials of the reward of my services...
Page 135 - Little have I profited," he adds, in another, "by twenty years of service, with such toils and perils; since, at present, I do not own a roof in Spain. If I desire to eat or sleep, I have no resort but an inn; and, for the most times, have not wherewithal to pay my bill.
Page 97 - ... of the forest. The pleasant life of the island was at an end ; the dream in the shade by day ; the slumber during the sultry noon-tide heat by the fountain or the stream, or under the spreading palm-tree ; and the song, the dance, and the game in the mellow evening, when summoned to their simple amusements by the rude Indian drum. They were now obliged to grope day by day, with bending body and anxious eye, along the borders of their rivers, sifting the sands for the grains of gold which every...
Page 384 - Lincolne-shire; where within a short time being glutted with too much company, wherein he took small delight, he retired himselfe into a little wooddie pasture, a good way from any towne, invironed with many hundred Acres of other woods: Here by a faire brook he built a Pavillion of boughes, where only in his cloaths he lay.
Page 460 - At night we came to other mountaines, which lie from the rivers side. There wee found very loving people, and very old men : where wee were well used. Our boat went to fish, and caught great store of very good fish.
Page 477 - The next day, (July 22d,) the wind being fair, they went on board and their friends with them ; when truly doleful was the sight of that sad and mournful parting ; to see what sighs, and sobs, and prayers did sound amongst them ; what tears did gush from every eye, and pithy speeches pierced each other's heart; that sundry of the Dutch strangers, that stood on the quay as spectators, could not refrain from tears.

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