The Life of Captain John Smith, the Founder of Virginia

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J. E. Potter, 1867 - 379 pages
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Page 250 - These are the causes that have kept us in Virginia, from laying such a foundation, that ere this might have given much better content and satisfaction; but as yet you must not looke for any profitable returnes: so I humbly rest.
Page 361 - After some six weeks fatting amongst those Salvage Courtiers, at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her owne braines to save mine; and not onely that, but so prevailed with her father, that I was safely conducted to Jamestowne...
Page 339 - But one Thomas Hunt, the master of this ship, (when I was gone,) thinking to prevent that intent I had to make there a plantation, thereby to keep this abounding country still in obscurity, that only he and some few merchants more might enjoy wholly the benefit of the trade...
Page 131 - I left her there to ride, with expresse charge not any to go ashore til my returne. Though some wise men may condemn this too bould attempt of too much indiscretion, yet if they well consider the friendship of the Indians, in conducting me...
Page 123 - Such actions have ever since the worlds beginning beene subject to such accidents, and every thing of worth is found full of difficulties, but nothing so difficult as to establish a Common-wealth so farre remote from men and meanes, and where mens mindes are so untoward as neither doe well themselves, nor suffer others.
Page 234 - If your king have sent me presents, I also am a king, and this is my land. Eight days I will stay to receive them. Your father is to come to me, not I to him, nor yet to your fort; neither will I bite at such a bait.
Page 240 - Masters : making it their delight to heare the trees thunder as they fell ; but the Axes so oft blistered their tender fingers, that many times every third blow had a loud othe to drowne the eccho...
Page 246 - I Received your Letter, wherein you write, that our minds are so set upon faction, and idle conceits in dividing the Country without your consents, and that we feed You but with ifs and ands, hopes, and some few proofes; as if we would keepe the mystery of the businesse to...
Page 353 - I desire but that reward out of the gaines may sute my paines, quality, and condition. And if I abuse you with my tongue, take my head for satisfaction.
Page 360 - ... 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...

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