The Modern Part of an Universal History: From the Earliest Account of Time. Compiled from Original Writers. By the Authors of The Antient Part

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S. Richardson, T. Osborne, C. Hitch, A. Millar, John Rivington, S. Crowder, P. Davey and B. Law, T. Longman, and C. Ware, 1763 - History

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Page 4 - This account is confirmed by an hiftorian of no mean credit, who relates, that the Tyrians would have planted a colony in the new difcovered ifland, which fome takes to be Hifpaniola, but they were oppofed by the Carthaginians for ftate-reafons. It was feared left the natural advantages, which it was reported this country enjoyed, might induce too many of the citizens to defert their native foil, whereby the government would be weakened, induftry checked, and the vaft maritime power of the republic...
Page 262 - With this fleet they fallied put in the night, and took their ftation behind the reeds in the lake, which grew fo high and thick, that they formed feveral groves impenetrable to the fight. To draw the brigantines into the ambufcade, they had provided fome canoes, laden with provifion, as a bait, and had alfo fixed flakes in the water, fo that the points were covered, in hopes either to founder the brigantines, or entangle them in fuch a manner, that they might be engaged to advantage. Two of the...
Page 240 - Their judgment was, after clofely examining the facts alledged on both fides, " That Velaquez had no right to claim to him" felf the honour or advantages refulting from the conqueft ' of New Spain, without a better title than that of having " expended fome money in the preparations for that enter*<' prife, and nominating Cortez for commander.
Page 328 - CuKcO, and clear the road for the march of the remainder of the army. Sato had not advanced far, when he received intelligence, that a confiderable body of the enemy had fortified themfelves at Cavabayo, to defend that pafs ; and fearing left his ftrength fhould be unequal, he fent notice...
Page 4 - Ariftoth d, becaufe he not only concurs with a future hiftorian, but defcends to particulars. In a book afcribed to this philofopher, we are told, that the Carthaginians difcovered an ifland far beyond the Pillars of Hercules, large, fertile, and finely watered with navigable rivers, but uninhabited. This ifland was diftant a few days failing from the continent ; its beauty attracted the difcoverers to fettle there ; but the policy of Carthage diflodged the colony, and laid ftrict prohibition on...
Page 17 - Ea/l-Indies, under the condudt of Peter Alvarez CabraL This admiral quitting Lifbon on the gth of March 1500, ftruck out to fea to avoid the coaft of Guinea, and fleered his courfe fouthward, that he might more eafily turn the Cape of Good Hope, which projects a great way into the ocean.
Page 262 - This ftratagem not fucceeding to their expectation, they made perpetual fallies in the night, and kept the confederates in continual alarm, with intention to attack them with all their ftrength when Stratagem they were fpent with fatigue. But the fcheme which...
Page 17 - Next da? he fent another boat on fhore, and had the good fortune to lay hold on two of the natives, whom he clothed and treated kindly, and then difmiffed, to make proper report to their countrymen.
Page 17 - Guinea, and fleered his courfe fouthward, that he might more eafily turn the Cape of Good Hope, which projects a great way into the ocean. On the 24th of April he got fight of the continent of South America, which he judged to ba a large ifland at fome diftaoce from the coaft of Africa.
Page 120 - ... ing our republic ; confequently we are under no ties by " the laws of nations. They advance under no protection " than the want of reflection, which deferves to be punifhed " as prefumptuous. Thefe prodigies and fignals, fo magni" fied by Maglj'catzm, rather perfuade us to treat them like " enemies, as being conftant harbingers of calamities and ** miferies. Heaven, with its prodigies, does not give us no...

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