The Colonising Activities of the English Puritans: The Last Phase of the Elizabethan Struggle with Spain

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Yale university, 1914 - Gran Bretaņa - Colonias - Indias Occidentales - 344 pages
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Page 82 - Lord of Warwick to write to me, then at Plymouth, to condescend that a patent might be granted to such as then sued for it. Whereupon I gave my approbation, so far forth as it might not be prejudicial to my son Robert Gorges's interests, whereof he had a patent under the seal of the Council. Hereupon there was a grant passed as was thought reasonable...
Page 82 - ... suddenly brake off the Parliament. Whereby divers were so fearful what would follow so unaccustomed an action, some of the principal of those liberal speakers being committed to the Tower, others to other prisons — which took all hope of reformation of Church government from many not affecting Episcopal jurisdiction, nor the usual practice of the common prayers of the Church, whereof there were several sorts, though not agreeing among themselves, yet all of dislike of those particulars.
Page 82 - Some of the discreeter sort, to avoid what they found themselves subject unto, made use of their friends to procure from the Council for the Affairs of New-England to settle a colony within their limits...
Page 41 - It will be a service unto the Church of great consequence, to carry the Gospel unto those parts of the world, and raise a bulwark against the kingdom of Antichrist, which the Jesuits labour to rear up in all parts of the world.
Page 323 - We think, and it is much designed amongst us, to strive with the Spaniard for the mastery of all those seas : and therefore we could heartily wish that the Island of Providence were in our hands again ; believing that it lies so advantageously in reference to the Main, and especially for the hindrance of the Peru trade and Carthagena, that you would not only have great advantage thereby of intelligence and surprisal, but [might...
Page 58 - Grant, and others hereafter to be joined with them, of incorporation by the name of the Governor and Company of Adventurers for the Plantation of the Islands of Providence, Henrietta, and the adjacent islands, between 10 and 20 degrees of North latitude and 290 and 310 degrees of longitude.
Page 231 - Catharine, from whence they feared lest some English ships should come out against them with great strength. They cursed the English in it, and called the island the den of thieves and pirates, wishing that their King of Spain would take some course with it, or else that it would prove very prejudicial to the Spaniards, lying near the mouth of the Desaguadero, and so endangering the frigates of Granada, and standing between Portobello and Cartagena, and so threatening the galleons, and their King's...
Page 15 - Pirats ; some, because they became sleighted of those for whom they had got much wealth ; some, for that they could not get their due ; some, that had lived bravely, would not abase themselves to poverty ; some vainly, only to get a name ; others for revenge, covetousnesse, or as ill ; and as they found themselves more and more oppressed, their passions increasing with discontent, made them turne Pirats.
Page 178 - Sir Henry Vane's eldest son hath left his Father, his Mother, his Country and that fortune which his father would have left him here, and is for conscience sake gone into New England, there to lead the rest of his days, being about twenty years of age.
Page 305 - ... cotton, cast himself down by him, and presently a great shot took them both. Mr. Peirce died within an hour ; the other, having only his thighs tore, lived ten days. Mr. Peirce had read to the company that morning (as it fell in course) that in Genesis the last, Lo I die, but God will surely visit you and bring you back...

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