A New Voyage Round the World by a Course Never Sailed Before

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1900 - 343 pages
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Page 185 - be made whether the mountains of Andes (which are indeed prodigious to look at, and so frightful for their height, that it is not to be thought of without some horror) were in any places passable, what country there was beyond them, and whether any of their people had gone over and knew the passage.
Page 287 - should be divided among the rest; so that by this agreement the undertaking was not so dear to me as I had expected; for the pay of the men amounted to no more than the sum following, viz.:— To the lieutenant, now made captain . ^1000 To the midshipmen, now made lieutenants each
Page 106 - day of September in the evening, and stood away ESE, with the wind NNW, a fresh gale; after this I think it was about five days, when having stretched by our account about a hundred and fifty leagues, we steered away more to the southward, our course SE by S.
Page 142 - directly into the bight, and there not being wind enough for us to stem the current, we let go our anchor in twenty-two fathom water. Immediately we manned out all the boats we had, great and small, to go and assist our brigantine, not knowing what distress she might be in; and they found
Page 276 - reap the benefit of the treasure without going a prodigious length about Cape Horn and the Terra del Fuego, which was always attended with innumerable dangers, and without breaking through the kingdom of Chili, and the Spaniards' settlements, which perhaps we might soon be at peace with, and so be shut out that way by our own consents.
Page 214 - of which are an hundred leagues from it, and yet there are more Spaniards in Mexico than in both these two prodigious empires of Chili and Peru?" I seemed not to believe him, and indeed I did not believe him at first, till he returned to me with a question :—" Pray, seignior capitain,
Page 339 - In a word, there had been a scuffle among them in which one of their canoes was overset, as was said, and one of their number drowned at the same time when they lost a great part of their gold; and some were thought to have done it maliciously too.
Page 136 - This was such a present, and the king was so delighted with it, that our officer said he believed the king, for two hours together, did nothing but draw it and put it up again, put it on and pull it off", and the like.
Page 36 - he came off in. his shallop, with about sixteen seamen, and five or six gentlemen and officers, to pay his visit to me. I received him with all the appearance of ceremony imaginable, caused a handsome dinner to be prepared for him, and caused his men to be all treated upon the deck, and made mighty preparations for a feast.
Page 129 - her majesty with a long string of glass beads which being put over her head, reached down to her waist before, and joined in a kind of a tassel, with a little knot of blue ribbon, which she was also extremely pleased with; and very fine she was.

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