The Historie of Travaile Into Virginia Britannia: Expressing the Cosmographie and Comodities of the Country, Togither with the Manners and Customes of the People

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Hakluyt Society, 1849 - Indians of North America - 203 pages

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Page iii - England is more indebted for its American possessions than to any man of that age.
Page xxiv - ... the pallisadoes he found tourne downe, the portes open, the gates from the hinges, the church ruined and unfrequented, empty howses (whose owners untimely death had taken newly from them) rent up and burnt, the living not hable, as they pretended, to step into the woodes to gather other fire-wood : and it is true, the Indian as fast killing without as the famine and pestilence within.
Page 170 - Gilbert, were not farr off ; and after a good tedious march, they came indeed at length unto those salvages' howses wheere found neere fifty able men very strong and tall, such as their like before they had not scene; all newly painted and armed with their bowes and arrowes. Howbeyt, after that the Sagamo had talked with them, they delivered back again the man, and used all the rest very friendly, as did ours the like by them, who...
Page 170 - Gilbert sent in a man of his, when presently the canoa rowed away from them with all the speed they could make up the river. They followed with the shallop, having great care that the Sagamo should not leape overbourd. The canoa quickly rowed from them and landed, and the men made to their howses, being neere a league on the land from the river's side, and carried our man with them. The shallop making good waye, at length came to another downefall...
Page 116 - ... flower, like to hennebane, the leaves are short and thick, somewhat round at the upper end; whereas the best tobacco of Trynidado and the Oronoque is large, sharpe, and growing two or three yardes from the ground, bearing a flower of the bredth of our bell-flowers In England...
Page 61 - Pochahuntas, a well featured, but wanton yong girle, Powhatan's daughter, sometymes resorting to our fort, of the age then of eleven or twelve yeares, get the boyes forth with her into the markett place, and make them wheele, falling on their hands, turning up their heeles upwards, whome she would followe and wheele so her self, naked as she was, all the fort over...
Page 72 - Each player, we are told, had four cards dealt to him one by one ; the seven was the highest card, in point of number, that he could avail himself of, which counted for twenty-one ; the six counted for sixteen, the five for fifteen, and the ace for the same ; but the two, the three, and the four for their respective points only.
Page 174 - Gilbert being to leave them, and Mr. Popham, as aforesaid, dead ; wherefore they all ymbarqued in this new arrived shipp, and in the new pynnace, the Virginia, and sett saile for England. And this was the end of that northerne colony uppon the river Sachadehoc.
Page 166 - They all went ashore, and there made choise of a place for their plantacion,2 at the mouth or entry of the ryver on the west side (for the river bendeth yt self towards the nor-east, and by east), being almost an island, of a good bignes, being in a province called by the Indians Sabino, so called of a sagamo or chief commaunder under the graund bassaba.
Page 132 - Venient annis Secula seris, quibus oceanus Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens Pateat tellus, Tiphysque novos Detegat orbes ; nec sit terris Ultima Thule: "2 a prophecy of the discovery of America.

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