The Cabots and the Discovery of America: With a Brief Description and History of Brandon Hill, the Site of the Cabot Memorial Tower

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Ernest Nister, 1897 - Bristol (England) - 32 pages

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Page 10 - He coasted for three hundred leagues and landed; saw no human beings, but he has brought here to the King certain snares which had been set to catch game and a needle for making nets; he also found some felled trees, wherefore he supposed there were inhabitants, and returned to his ship in alarm.
Page 22 - ... rewards : and the good olde Gentleman Master Cabota gave to the poore most liberall almes, wishing them to pray for the good fortune, and prosperous successe of the Serchthrift, our Pinnesse.
Page 4 - SEBASTIAN CABOTE TOULD ME that he was borne in Brystowe, and that at iiii. yeare ould he was carried with his father to Venice, and so returned agayne into England with his father after certayne years, whereby he was thought to have been born in Venice.
Page 22 - And then at the signe of the 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 22 - Court then lay) presently upon the newes thereof, the Courtiers came running out, and the common people flockt together, standing very thicke upon the shoare : the privie Counsel, they lookt out at the windowes of the Court, and the rest ranne up to the toppes of the towers...
Page 23 - OWN MAPPES and DISCOURSES drawne and written by himselfe, which are in the custodie of the worshipful Master William Worthington...
Page 17 - ... there pay to the crown, in money or merchandise, one-fifth of their net profits; that they shall be permitted to import their merchandise free of customs; and that no English subject shall frequent the continents, islands, villages, towns, castles, and places discovered by them without their license. The Cabot charter and the voyages made pursuant to it were always regarded as the root of England's title to her American possessions. Charters of a similar kind had been from time to time granted...
Page 20 - ... for the search and discovery of the Northern part of the world, to open a way and passage to our men for travel to new and unknown kingdoms.
Page 22 - Being come near to Greenwich where the Court then lay, the courtiers came running out and the common people flocked together standing very thick upon the shore; the Privy Council, they looked out at the windows and the rest ran to the tops of the towers; the ships hereupon discharged their ordnance and shot off their pieces after the manner of war, inasmuch as the valleys and hills gave an echo, and the mariners shouted...
Page 18 - Spanish historian, sapiently remarked, "it is not the same thing to command and govern people as to point a quadrant or an astrolabe...

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