The polyanthea: or, A collection of interesting fragments, in prose and verse:: consisting of original anecdotes, biographical sketches, dialogues, letters, characters, &c. &c. In two volumes (Google eBook)

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Printed for J. Budd, 1804 - Anecdotes
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Page 341 - When you send again I entreat you rather send but thirty carpenters, husbandmen, gardeners, fishermen, blacksmiths, masons, and diggers up of trees, roots, well provided, than a thousand of such as we have...
Page 342 - ... heart, of my desperate estate, gave me much cause to respect her: I being the first Christian this proud King and his grim attendants ever saw : and thus...
Page 342 - The love I bear my God, my King and Country, hath so oft emboldened me in the worst of extreme dangers, that now honesty doth constrain me to presume thus far beyond myself, to present your Majesty this short discourse: if ingratitude be a deadly poison to all honest virtues, I must be guilty of that crime if I should omit any means to be thankful. So it is, That some ten years ago being in Virginia, and taken prisoner by the power of Powhatan their chief King, I received from this great Savage exceeding...
Page 343 - God thus to make her his instrument, or her extraordinary affection to our Nation, I know not: but of this I am sure; when her father with the utmost of his...
Page 343 - Jamestown, with her wild train, she as freely frequented as her father's habitation; and, during the time of two or three years, she, next, under God, was still the instrument to preserve this colony from death, famine, and utter confusion...
Page 343 - The colony by that means was relieved, peace concluded, and at last, rejecting her barbarous condition, [she] was married to an English gentleman, with whom at this present she is in England ; the first Christian ever of that nation, the first Virginian ever spoke English, or had a child in marriage by an Englishman...
Page 343 - Salvage Courtiers, at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her owne braines to save mine...
Page 341 - I have sent you this Mappe of the Bay and Rivers, with an annexed Relation of the Countries and Nations that inhabit them, as you may see at large.
Page 340 - And for him at that time to find in the South Sea a mine of gold ; or any of them sent by Sir Walter Raleigh : at our consultation I told them was as likely as the rest. But during this great discovery...
Page 337 - President's projects to escape these miseries in our pinnace by flight (who all this time had neither felt want nor sickness) so moved our dead spirits as we deposed him and established Ratcliffe in his place...

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