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The Society, 1883 - Voyages and travels
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a two volume travelogue written in c1750. Interesting, but not to be read in its full mind-numbing details. Read full review

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Page xxxiii - Adams was : he having been in such favour with two emperors of Japan as never was any Christian in these parts of the world, and might freely have entered and had speech with the emperors when many Japan kings stood without and could not be permitted.
Page 35 - It is strange to see how these Japons — men, women and children — are besotted in drinking that herb ; and not ten yeares since it was in use first.
Page xxxv - As a result of this alliance, the English and the Dutch East India Companies were united; " a combined fleet of English and Dutch ships, sailing under the modest name of the Fleet of Defence, was equipped for the purpose of endamaging the common enemy and diverting the trade of China from the Philippine Islands to the Dutch and English settlements; in other words, to blockade the Spanish and Portuguese ports and seize as many of the Chinese trading junks as possible. In the two expeditions to the...
Page xxvi - This Phebe is a lordshipp geven to Capt. Adames per the ould Emperor, to hym and his for eaver, and confermed to his sonne called Joseph. There is above 100 farmes or...
Page xiii - ... three to eight shillings a pound. Mainly in consequence of this extortionate increase, though perhaps with some touch of romance still stirring in the hearts of the worthy citizens, the Lord Mayor and merchants of London met on 22nd September 1599, at Founders Hall, Lothbury, and there agreed ' with their own hands to venture in the pretended voyage to the East Indies, the which it may please the Lord to prosper.
Page iii - Rochester, and one mile from Chatham, where the queen's ships do lie ; and that, from the age of twelve years, I was brought up in Limehouse, near London, being 'prentice twelve years to one master, Nicholas Diggins, and have served in the place of master and pilot in her majesty's ships, and about eleven or...
Page 11 - June 19th, 1615. — I tooke a garden this day and planted it with pottatos brought from the Liquea [Luchus], a thing not yet planted in Japan.
Page xxviii - Naturals have a song which they call the English Crofonia, shewing how the English doe take the Spanish ships, which they (singing) doe act likewise in gesture with their Cattans by their sides, with which song and acting, they terrifie...
Page xxxiv - Cho (Pilot Street), and the people of that street still hold an annual celebration on the 15th of June in his honor, one of which I attended in 1873. When Adams died, he, and afterward his Japanese wife, were buried on the summit of one of the lovely hills overlooking the Bay of Yedo, Goldsborough Inlet, and the surrounding beautiful and classic landscape. Adams chose the spot himself. The people of Yedo erected memorial-stone lanterns at his tomb.

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