The History of Virginia: In Four Parts

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J. W. Randolph, 1855 - Indians of North America - 264 pages
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Page 10 - Virginia; as well, for that it was first discovered in her reign, a virgin queen; as that it did still seem to retain the virgin purity and plenty of the first creation, and the people their primitive innocence...
Page 151 - All this while Smith and the king stood in the midst guarded, as before is said, and after three dances they all departed.
Page 159 - Three days they used this ceremony; the meaning whereof they told him, was to know if he intended them well or no. The circle of meal signified their country, the circles of corn the bounds of the sea, and the sticks his country.
Page 31 - I can do is to tell you this, because none so oft hath tried it as myself, and the rather being of so great a spirit however her stature. If she should not be well received— seeing this kingdom may rightly have a kingdom by her means— her present love to us and Christianity might turn to such scorn and fury as to divert all this good to the worst of evil, where finding so great a Queen should do her some honor more than she can imagine.
Page 31 - Jamestown, with her wild train, she as freely frequented as her father's habitation; and, during the time of two or three years, she, next, under God, was still the instrument to preserve this colony from death, famine, and utter confusion...
Page 110 - In this frantic condition they were confined, lest they should in their folly destroy themselves ; though it was observed that all their actions were full of innocence and good nature. Indeed, they were not very cleanly, for they would have wallowed in their own excrements if they had not been prevented.
Page 31 - Majesty to take this knowledge of her, though it be from one so unworthy to be the reporter, as myself, her husband's estate not being able to make her fit to attend your Majesty.
Page 113 - ... the Meat of a Carnation, and the Seed black, and shining, while it lies in the Melon. 3. Their Pompions I need not describe, but must say they are much larger and finer than any I ever heard of in England. 4. Their Cushaws are a kind of Pompion, of a bluish green Colour streaked with White, when they are fit for Use. They are larger than the Pompions, and have a long narrow Neck: Perhaps this may be the Ecushaw of T.
Page 150 - Orapaks where he was after their manner kindly feasted and well used. Their order in conducting him was thus: Drawing themselves all in file, the King in the midst had all their pieces and swords borne before him. Captain Smith was led after him by three great savages holding him fast by each arm , and on each side six went in file with their arrows nocked.
Page 150 - A good time they continued this exercise, and then cast themselves in a ring, dancing in such several postures, and singing and yelling out such hellish notes and screeches; being strangely painted, every one his quiver of arrows, and at his back a club; on his arm a fox or an otter's skin, or some such matter for his vambrace...

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