Chronological History of the West Indies, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1827 - West Indies
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Page 250 - Guiana, puts me in mind of a facetious tale I read lately in Italian (for I have a little of that language already) how Alphonso King of Naples sent a Moor, who had been his captive a long time, to Barbary, with a considerable sum of money to buy horses, and return by such a time.
Page 249 - The news that keeps greatest noise here now, is the return of Sir Walter Raleigh- from his Mine of Gold in Guiana, the South parts of America, which at first was like to be such a hopeful boon Voyage, but it seems that that Golden Mine is proved a mere Chimera, an imaginary airy Mine; and indeed his Majesty had never any other conceit of it: But what will not one in Captivity (as Sir Walter...
Page 250 - Gondamar cryes out, that he hath broke the sacred peace 'twixt the two kingdoms. That he hath fired and plundered Santo Thoma, a colony the Spaniards had planted with so much blood...
Page 219 - ... for I know all the earth doth not yield the like confluence of streams and branches, the one crossing the other so many times, and all so fair and large, and so like one to another, as no man can tell which to take...
Page 250 - But if he do come, then your jest is marr'd,' quoth the King : ' No, Sir ; for if he return I will blot out your name, and put him in for a fool. ' The application is easy and obvious. But the world wonders extremely that so great a wise man as Sir Walter Raleigh would return to cast himself upon so inevitable a rock, as I fear he will ; and much more, that such choice men, and so great a power of ships, should all come home and do nothing.
Page 316 - Cave, and there fed him, till they could safely go down to the shoar, where the ship lay at anchor, expecting the return of their friends. But at last, seeing them upon the shoar, sent the long-Boat for them, took them aboard, and brought them away. But the youth, when he came ashoar in the Barbadoes, forgot the...
Page 72 - I ought to be judged as a captain who went from Spain to the Indies to conquer a people, warlike and numerous...
Page 249 - Physick, to make him look sickly, that he may be the more pitied, and permitted to lie in his own House. Count Gondamar the Spanish Ambassador speaks high...
Page 117 - ... embarking him on board ship to send him to Hispaniola. He contrived to rid himself of his fetters, and while the crew were asleep, got overboard, and trusted himself upon a log of wood, for he could not swim : it was ebb tide, and he was carried a league out from the ship; the flow drove him upon...
Page 249 - Majesty had never any other conceit of it : But what will not one in Captivity (as Sir Walter was) promise, to regain his Freedom ? who would not promise, not only Mines, but Mountains of Gold, for Liberty...

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