The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea

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Hakluyt Society, 1896 - Africa

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Page 8 - Each member of the Society, having paid his Subscription, shall be entitled to a copy of every work produced by the Society, and to vote at the general meetings within the period subscribed for ; and if he do not...
Page 29 - The fifth reason was his great desire to make increase in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ and to bring to him all the souls that should be saved,—understanding that all the mystery of the Incarnation, Death, and Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Page 81 - But what heart could be so hard as not to be pierced with piteous feeling to see that company ? For some kept their heads low and their faces bathed in tears, looking one upon another ; others stood groaning very dolorously, looking up to the height of heaven, fixing their eyes upon it, crying out loudly, as if asking help of the Father of Nature ; others struck their faces with the palms of their hands, throwing themselves at full length upon the ground ; others made their lamentations in the manner...
Page 51 - And yet the greater benefit was theirs, for though their bodies were now brought into some subjection, that was a small matter in comparison of their souls, which would now possess true freedom for evermore.
Page 27 - Bojador, for that up to his time, neither by writings, nor by the memory of man, was known with any certainty the nature of the land beyond that Cape. Some said indeed that Saint Brandan had passed that way; and there was another tale of two galleys rounding the Cape, which never returned. But this doth not appear at all likely to be true...
Page 12 - The noble Prince was of a good height and broad frame, big and strong of limb, the hair of his head somewhat erect, his colour naturally fair, but by constant toil and exposure it had become dark. His expression at first sight inspired fear in those who did not know him and when wroth, though such times were rare, his countenance Was harsh.
Page 85 - Now there were four things in these captives that were very different from the condition of the other Moors who were taken prisoners from this part. First, that after they had come to this land of Portugal, they never more tried to fly, but rather in time forgot all about their own country, as soon as they began to taste the good things of this one ; secondly, that they were very loyal and obedient servants, without malice ; thirdly, that they were not so inclined to lechery as the others ; fourthly,...
Page 54 - Moors like the others, though their slaves, in accordance with ancient custom, which I believe to have been because of the curse which, after the Deluge, Noah laid upon his son Cain,6'J cursing him in this way : — that his race should be subject to all the other races of the world.
Page 82 - And who could finish that partition without very great toil? for as often as they had placed them in one part the sons, seeing their fathers in another, rose with great energy and rushed over to them; the mothers clasped their other children in their arms, and threw themselves flat on the ground with them; receiving blows with little pity for their own flesh, if only they might not be torn from them.
Page 8 - The Council shall meet when necessary for the dispatch of business, three forming a quorum, including the Secretary ; the Chairman having a casting vote.

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