Early settlement of Virginia and Virginiola: as noticed by poets and players in the time of Shakespeare, with some letters on the English colonization of America, never before printed, Volume 121 (Google eBook)

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Johnson, Smith, & Harrison, 1878 - Virginia - 47 pages
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Page 23 - A strange fish! Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver: there would this monster make a man; any strange beast there makes a man: when they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Legged like a man! and his fins like arms! Warm, o
Page 8 - Eolus scowls You need not fear; So absolute the deep. And cheerfully at sea Success you still entice To get the pearl and gold, And ours to hold Virginia, Earth's only paradise.
Page 22 - I' the commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things: For no kind of traffic Would I admit; no name of magistrate; Letters should not be known ; riches, poverty, And use of service, none; contract, succession, Bourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none; No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil; No occupation; all men idle, all, And women too, but innocent and pure : No sovereignty— Seb.
Page 22 - Be not afeard ; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears ; and...
Page 5 - As ever the sun shined on ; temperate and full of all sorts of excellent viands : wild boar is as common there as our tamest bacon is here ; venison as mutton. And then you shall live freely there, without sergeants, or courtiers, or lawyers, or intelligencers, only a few industrious Scots, perhaps, who, indeed, are dispersed over the face of the whole earth.
Page 33 - And to the adventurers thus he writes, Be not dismayed at all, For scandall cannot doe us wrong, God will not let us fall. Let England knowe our willingnesse, For that our worke is good, Wee hope to plant a nation, Where none before hath stood...
Page 39 - Master Sandys was altogether as dexterous at inventing as translating ; and his own poems as spriteful, vigorous, and masculine. He lived to be a very aged man, whom I saw in the Savoy, anno 1641, having a youthful soul in a decayed body...
Page 35 - Of generall profit, as if that he twelve pounds ten shillings paid; And he that in Virginia shall copper coyne receive, For hyer or commodities, and will the country leave Upon delivery of such coyne unto the Governour, Shall by exchange at his returne be by their treasurer Paid him in London at first sight, no man shall cause to grieve, For, tis their generall will and wish that every man should live.
Page 32 - And there two gallant pynases did build of seader-tree; The brave DELIVERANCE one was call'd, of seaventy tonne was shee. The other PATIENCE had to name, her burthen thirty tonne; Two only of their men which there pale death did overcome. And for the losse of these two soules, which were accounted deere, A sonne and daughter then was borne, and were baptized there. The two and forty weekes being past, they hoyst sayle and away; Their ships with hogs well freighted were, their harts with mickle joy....
Page 5 - You may be an alderman there, and never be a scavenger ; you may be any other officer, and never be a slave. You may come to preferment enough, and never be a pander ; to riches and fortune enough, and have never the more villany nor the less wit.

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