Captain John Smith (1579-1631) Sometime Governor of Virginia, and Admiral of New England: A Study of His Life and Writings

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H. Holt, 1881 - Explorers - 307 pages
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Page 121 - ... two great stones were brought before Powhatan: then as many as could layd hands on him, dragged him to them, and thereon laid his head, and being ready with their clubs, to beate out his braines, Pocahontas, the Kings dearest daughter, when. no intreaty could prevaile, got his head in her armes, and laid her owne upon his to save him from death...
Page 121 - Pocahontas, the king's dearest daughter, when no entreaty could prevail, got his head in her arms, and laid her own upon his to save him from death : whereat the emperour was contented he should live to make him hatchets, and her bells, beads, and copper ; for they thought him as well of all occupations as themselves.
Page 38 - We, greatly commending, and graciously accepting of, their Desires for the Furtherance of so noble a Work, which may, by the Providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the Glory of his Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God...
Page 113 - After some six weeks fatting amongst those savage courtiers, at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her own brains to save mine ; and not only that, but so prevailed with her father, that I was safely conducted to Jamestown...
Page 184 - ... that upon no danger would send them where he would not lead them himself; that would never see us want what he either had or could by any means get us; that would rather want than borrow; or starve than not pay ; that loved action more than words, and hated falsehood and covetousness worse than death; whose adventures were our lives, and whose loss our deaths.
Page 153 - Thus if you please to consider this account, and of the unnecessary wages to Captaine Newport, or his ships so long lingering and staying here (for notwithstanding his boasting to leave us victuals for 12 moneths, though we had 89 by this discovery lame and sicke, and but a pinte of Corne a day for a man, we were constrained to give him three hogsheads of that to victuall him homeward) or yet to send into Germany or Poleland for glasse-men and the rest, till we be able to sustaine our selves, and...
Page 119 - Mutchato's, along their cheekes : round about him those fiends daunced a pretty while, and then came in three more as ugly as the rest ; with red eyes, and white...
Page 116 - Much they marvailed at the playing of the Fly and Needle, which they could see so plainly and yet not touch it because of the glass that covered them.
Page 119 - ... and a rattle in his hand. With most strange gestures and passions, he began his invocation, and environed the fire with a circle of meal...

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