Chronological History of the West Indies, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1827 - West Indies
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Page 244 - Guiana, puts me in mind of a facetious tale I read lately in Italian (for I have a little of that language already) how Alphonso King of Naples sent a Moor, who had been his captive a long time, to Barbary, with a considerable sum of money to buy horses, and return by such a time.
Page 244 - The Application is easy and obvious: But the World wonders extremely, that so great a wise Man as Sir Walter Raleigh would return to cast himself upon so inevitable a Rock, as I fear he will ; and much more, that such choice Men, and so great a power of Ships, should all come home and do nothing.
Page 243 - Arraignment, by virtue of the old Sentence that lies still dormant against him, which he could never get off by Pardon, notwithstanding that he mainly laboured in it before he went: but his Majesty could never be brought to it, for he said he would keep this as a Curb to hold him within the bounds of his Commission, and the good behaviour.
Page 215 - ... for I know all the earth doth not yield the like confluence of streams and branches, the one crossing the other so many times, and all so fair and large, and so like one to another, as no man can tell which to take...
Page 68 - They judge me over there as they would a governor who had gone to Sicily, or to a city or town placed under regular government, and where the laws can be observed in their entirety without fear of ruining everything ; and I am greatly injured thereby " I ought to be judged as a captain who went from Spain to the Indies to conquer a numerous and warlike people, whose customs and religion are very contrary to ours ; who live in rocks and mountains...
Page 248 - ... water itself being on fire ; although it was very clear and pure, and not spread with any oily or bituminous matter. When the water had risen to a certain height, the flame became feeble, then gradually declined, and presently was extinct. The water was now seen to boil and bubble as before, and soon overflowing the pit, resumed its course down the narrow channel of the gully, and all was restored to the state in which we had found it. " You will, before this, have discovered that the water was...
Page 243 - Physick, to make him look sickly, that he may be the more pitied, and permitted to lie in his own House. Count Gondamar the Spanish Ambassador speaks high...
Page 243 - Majesty had never any other conceit of it : But what will not one in Captivity (as Sir Walter was) promise, to regain his Freedom ? who would not promise, not only Mines, but Mountains of Gold, for Liberty...
Page 205 - Also a child by slicking one of those womens breasts, had at that instant his mouth set on such a burning, that it was strange to see how the infant was tormented for the time : but after 24 houres, it ware away of it selfe.
Page 16 - Your Highnesses to remember them. And though I comforted myself with the faith that our Lord would not permit that, which tended so much to the glory of his Church, and which...

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