Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier: Including an Introductory View of the Earlier Discoveries in the South Sea, and the History of the Buccaneers (Google eBook)

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Oliver & Boyd, 1831 - America - 461 pages
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Page 1 - Historical and Descriptive Account of British India. From the most Remote Period to the Present Time. Including a Narrative of the Early Portuguese and English Voyages, the Revolutions in the Mogul Empire, and the Origin, Progress, and Establishment of the British Power; with Illustrations of the Botany, Zoology, Climate, Geology, and Mineralogy.
Page 99 - General made divers speeches to the whole company, persuading us to unity, obedience, love, and regard of our voyage ; and for the better confirmation thereof, willed every man the next Sunday following to prepare himself to receive the communion, as Christian brethren and friends ought to do. Which was done in very reverent sort, and so with good contentment every man went about his business.
Page 402 - ... nostrils, and mouth too, if the lips are not shut very close. So that from their infancy, being thus annoyed with these insects, they do never open their eyes as other people, and therefore they cannot see far unless they hold up their heads, as if they were looking at somewhat over them.
Page 407 - I had long before this repented me of that roving course of life, but never with such concern as now. I did also call to mind the many miraculous acts of God's providence towards me in the whole course of my life, of which kind I believe few men have met with the like. For all these I returned thanks in a peculiar manner, and...
Page 101 - These mountains are covered with snow : at both the southerly and easterly parts of the strait there are islands, among which the sea hath his indraught into the straits even as it hath in the main entrance of the Freat.
Page 197 - I navigated along the coast of Chili, Peru, and New Spain, where 1 made great spoils. I burnt and sunk nineteen sail of ships, small and great. All the villages and towns that ever I landed at, I burned and spoiled. And had I not been discovered upon the coast, I had taken great quantity of treasure.
Page 74 - ... besought Almighty GOD of His goodness, to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship, in that sea...
Page 209 - ... hats, shirts, stockings: and for the ship, they did so eat the timbers, as that we greatly feared they would undo us by gnawing through the ship's side.

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