Makers of American History: Captain John Smith

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University Society, 1904 - 337 pages

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Page 173 - The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning An°: 1584, to this present 1624.
Page 179 - East where spices growe, by a way that was never knowen before, by this fame and report there increased in my heart a great flame of desire to attempt some notable thing.
Page 54 - ... and a rattle in his hand. With most strange gestures and passions, he began his invocation, and environed the fire with a circle of...
Page 16 - Eagles feathers within a ridge of silver, richly garnished with gold and precious stones...
Page 79 - One had the head of a wolf hanging in a chain for a jewel, his tobacco-pipe three quarters of a yard long, prettily carved with a bird, a deer, or some such device at the great end, sufficient to beat out one's brains ; with bows, arrows, and clubs, suitable to their greatness.
Page 233 - At three of the clock in the after-noone, wee came to three great rivers. t So we stood along to the northermost, thinking to have gone into it, but we found it to have a very shoald barre before it, for we had but ten foot water. Then we cast about to the southward, and found two fathoms, three fathoms, and three and a quarter, till we came to the souther side of them ; then we had five and sixe fathoms, and anchored. So wee sent in our boate to sound, and they found no lesse water then foure, five,...
Page 101 - True Relation of such Occurrences and Accidents of Note, as hath happened in Virginia since the Planting of the Colony.
Page 67 - no talk, no hope, no work, but dig " gold, wash gold, refine gold.
Page 194 - 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 200 - King, it was agreed that three ships "should be prepared and furnished for the search and discovery of the northern part of the world." But, at this point, the adventurers were opposed by a powerful foreign corporation, established in London, under the title of The Stilyard, and claiming, what they had long possessed, a monopoly of the trade with the northern European ports.

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