The Remarkable Life, Adventures and Discoveries of Sebastian Cabot, of Bristol: The Founder of Great Britain's Maritime Power, Discoverer of America, and Its First Colonizer

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S. Low, son, and Marston, 1869 - America - 190 pages

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Page 157 - Henry the Eighth, by the grace of God King of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and of the Church of England, and also of Ireland, in earth the supreme head...
Page 50 - He coasted for 300 leagues and landed ; saw no^ human beings, but he has brought hither 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. \ He was three months on the voyage, and on his return he saw two islands to starboard, but would not land, time being precious, as 'he was short of provisions.
Page 165 - The ships hereupon discharge their ordinance, and shoot off their pieces after the manner of war and of the sea, insomuch that the tops of the hills sounded therewith, the valleys and the waters gave an echo, and the mariners they shouted in such sort that the sky rang again with the noise thereof.
Page 171 - February, 1552-3, he rode into London to his mansion of Baynard Castle with three hundred horse in his retinue, of which one hundred of them were gentlemen in plain blue cloth with chains of gold and badges of a dragon on their sleeves.
Page iii - Remarkable Life and Discoveries of Sebastian Cabot, of Bristol, the Founder of Great Britain's Maritime Power, Discoverer of America and its First Colonizer. By JF Nicholls. City Librarian, Bristol. Square crown 8vo.
Page 111 - Collona, with whom I was on a very friendly footing, he said to me, 'Master Sebastian, you take such great pains to benefit foreigners, and forget your native land, would it not be possible for Venice likewise to derive some advantage from you ? ' At this my heart smote me, and I told him I would think about it. So, on returning to him the next day, I said I had the means of rendering Venice a partner in this navigation, and of showing her a passage whereby she would obtain great...
Page 99 - Sivill, and so named, for that in it is kept the infinite riches brought thither from the newfoundland of Peru) might long since have beene in the tower of London, to the kings great honour and wealth of this realme.
Page 96 - Tyll nowe, within this xx. yere, Westwarde be founde new landes, That we never harde tell of before this By wrytynge nor other meanys, Yet many nowe have ben there ; And that contrey is so large of rome, Muche...
Page 24 - Sanctus, sons of the said John, and to their heirs and deputies, full and free authority, leave and power, to sail to all parts, countries and seas of the East, of the West, and of the North, under our banners and ensigns, with five ships...
Page 183 - 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...

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