The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea: (Chapters I-XL) With an introduction on the life and writings of the chronicler [by] E. Prestage (Google eBook)

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Page 380 - Each member of the Society, having paid his Subscription, shall be entitled to a copy of every work produced by the Society, and to vote at the general meetings within the period subscribed for ; and if he do not...
Page 369 - ... and translations of the Elizabethan and Stuart periods, are admirable examples of English prose at the stage of its most robust development. The Society has not confined its selection to the books of English travellers, to a particular age, or to particular regions. Where the original is foreign, the work is given in English, either a fresh translation being made, or an earlier rendering, accurate as well as attractive, being utilized.
Page 335 - Eden, cherubim were placed at the east of the garden " to keep the way of the tree of life
Page 371 - Index. (Out of print. Second Edition in preparation.) Issued for 1848. 4 Sir Francis Drake his Voyage, 1595, By THOMAS MAYNARDE, together with the Spanish Account of Drake's, attack on Puerto Rico. Edited from the original MSS. by WILLIAM DESBOROUGH COOLEY.
Page 253 - Negroes and much further yet, if he might accomplish it; and hearing that some caravels had already passed the river of Nile, and the things that were reported from there; it seemed to him that if he were not to make himself one of that elect company and to render service to the Infant his lord in that land in any good thing that might be done or encountered there, he could not obtain the name of a good man and true. Wherefore he straightway made him ready a caravel, and having it armed, he began...
Page cxlvi - When they cannot see the sun clearly in cloudy weather, or at night, and cannot tell which way their prow is tending, they put a Needle above a Magnet which revolves till its point looks North and then stops.
Page v - Ceuta he always kept ships well armed against the Infidel, both for war, and because he had also a wish to know the land that lay beyond the isles of Canary and that Cape called Bojador, for that up to his time, neither by writings, nor by the memory of man, was known with any certainty the nature of the land beyond that Cape.
Page 192 - Gomez Pirez sought to show that he desired to go among them on peaceful terms, and so placed upon the shore a cake and a mirror and a sheet of paper on which he drew a cross. And the natives when they came there and found these things, broke up the cake and threw it far away, and with their spears they cast at the mirror till they had smashed it, and the paper they tore. "Since it is so", said Gomez Pirez to his bowmen, "shoot at them that they may at least learn that we can hurt those who will not...
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Page 177 - Azanegue prisoners. And so, as they were going along scanning the coast to see if they could discern the river, they perceived before them, as it might be about two leagues of land measure, a certain colour in the water of the sea which was different from the rest, for this was of the colour of mud. And they thought that this might arise from shoals, so they took their soundings for the safety of...

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