A Description of New England: Or, The Observations and Discoveries of Captain John Smith, (admiral of that Country), in the North of America, in the Year of Our Lord 1614, with the Success of Six Ships that Went the Next Year, 1615; with the Proof of the Present Benefit this Country Affords, Issue 13

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G. P. Humphrey, 1898 - New England - 40 pages

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Page 3 - A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW ALBION. And a Direction for Adventurers with small stock to get two for one, and good land freely : And for Gentlemen, and all Servants, Labourers, and Artificers to live plentifully.
Page 12 - ... plant that ground he hath purchased by the hazard of his life; if he have but the taste of virtue and magnanimity, what to such a mind can be more pleasant, than planting and building a foundation for his posterity, got from the rude earth by God's blessing and his own industry, without prejudice to any...
Page 9 - Cape Cod is the next presents it selfe : which is onely a headland of high hils of sand, ouergrowne with shrubbie pines, hurts, and such trash ; but an excellent harbor for all weathers. This Cape is made by the maine Sea on the one side, and a great Bay on the other in forme of a sickle : on it doth inhabit the people of Pawmet : and in the bottome of the Bay, the people of Chawum.
Page 13 - Magistrates, the admiration of their undeserved honours, the contempt of true merit, their unjust jealosies, their politicke incredulities, their hypocriticall seeming goodnesse, and their deeds of secret lewdnesse? finally, in fine, growing onely formall temporists, all that their predecessors got in many years, they lost in few...
Page 18 - A Petition of WC exhibited to the High Court of Parliament now assembled, for the propagating of the Gospel in America, and the West Indies...
Page 14 - I would be sorry to offend, or that any should mistake my honest meaning: for I wish good to all, hurt to none. But rich men for the most part are growne to that dotage, through their pride in their wealth, as though there were no accident could end it, or their life.
Page 15 - Country men, let not the meannesse of the word fish distaste you, for it will afford as good gold as the Mines of Guiana or Potassie, with lesse hazard and charge, and more certainty and facility.
Page 16 - New-England to effect my purposes. And lest any should think the toil might be insupportable, though these things may be had by labor and diligence, I assure myself there are who delight extremely in vain pleasure, that take much more pains in England to enjoy it, than I should do here to gain wealth sufficient ; and yet I think they should not have half such sweet content ; for our pleasure here is still gains, in England charges and loss.
Page 36 - PLANTER'S (the) plea : or the grounds of plantations examined, and usual objections answered, together with a manifestation of the causes moving such as have lately undertaken a plantation in New England, for the satisfaction of those that question the lawfulnesse of that action.

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