The Life of Ferdinand Magellan, and the First Circumnavigation of the Globe: 1480-1521

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G. Philip & son, 1890 - Voyages around the world - 353 pages
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Page 250 - the Indians threw themselves upon him with iron-pointed bamboo spears and scimitars, and every weapon they had, and ran him through — our mirror, our light, our comforter, our true guide — until they killed him.
Page 191 - In the yeere 1428 it is written that Don Peter, the King of Portugals eldest sonne, was a great traveller. He went into England, France, Almaine, and from thence into the Holy Land, and to other places ; and came home by Italie, taking Rome and Venice in his way: from whence he brought a map of the world, which had all the parts of the world and earth described. The Streight of Magelan was called in it The Dragons taile: The Cape of Bona Speran9a.
Page 290 - Maria de Antigua. Then, leaving Seville, I went to Valladolid, where I presented to his Sacred Majesty Don Carlos, neither gold nor silver, but things much more precious in the eyes of so great a Sovereign. I presented to him among other things, a book written by my hand of all the things that had occurred day by day in our voyage.
Page 314 - I also desire that upon the said day of my burial food may be given to the said three paupers, and to twelve others, that they may pray to God for my soul...
Page 202 - ... interested in his imperishable deed than in his mortal life. One who wishes to act heroically, must act unreasonably. The leader again took up his parable. No doubt they were faced with difficulties; they would probably suffer hunger and other hardships; but (and here he was strangely prophetic) "even if they had to eat the leather on the ships' yards, he would still go on, to discover what he had promised to the Emperor, and he trusted that God would aid them and give them good fortune...
Page 219 - ... board. They had little food left. " We ate biscuit, but in truth it was biscuit no longer, but a powder full of worms. So great was the want of food that we were forced to eat the hides with which the main yard was covered to prevent the chafing against the rigging.
Page 305 - Alexandro , e de Trajano A fama das victorias que tiveram : Que eu canto o peito illustre Lusitano, A quem Neptuno , e Marte obedeceram : Cesse tudo o que a Musa antigua canta ; Que outro valor mais alto se alevanta.

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