The Birth of the Nation: Jamestown, 1607

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Macmillan, 1907 - Virginia - 352 pages
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Page 241 - Ocean's bosom unespied, From a small boat that rowed along The listening winds received this song : — " What should we do but sing His praise That led us through the watery maze...
Page 242 - He makes the figs our mouths to meet And throws the melons at our feet; But apples, plants of such a price, No tree could ever bear them twice.
Page 125 - But when he demonstrated by that Globe-like Jewell, the roundnesse of the earth, and skies, the spheare of the Sunne, Moone, and Starres, and how the Sunne did chase the night round about the world continually; the greatnesse of the Land and Sea, the diversitie of Nations, varietie of complexions, and how we were to them Antipodes, and many other such like matters, they all stood as amazed with admiration.
Page 265 - Who can desire more content, that hath small means; or but only his merit to advance his fortune, then to tread, and plant that ground he hath purchased by the hazard of his life? If he have but the taste of virtue...
Page 200 - 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. As for the Monacans, I can revenge my own injuries...
Page 45 - Downes) and notwithstanding the stormy weather, nor the scandalous imputations (of some few, little better then Atheists, of the greatest ranke amongst us) suggested against him, all this could never force from him so much as a seeming desire to leave the...
Page 273 - Venice gave His body to that pleasant country's earth, And his pure soul unto his captain Christ, Under whose colours he had fought so long.
Page 198 - English betooke themselves to their arms, and seized on two or three old men by them, supposing Powhatan, with all his power, was come to surprise them. But presently Pocahontas came, willing him to kill her if any hurt were intended; and the beholders, which were men, women and children, satisfied the captain there was no such matter.
Page 108 - First, the fault of our going was our own; what could be thought fitting or necessary we had, but what we should find, or want, or where we should be, we were all ignorant and supposing to make our passage in two...
Page 143 - ... of men, and behind them as many women, with all their heads and shoulders painted red ; many of their heads bedecked with the white down of birds ; but every one with something : and a great chain of white beads about their necks.

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