The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation: Made by Sea Or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compasse of These 1600 Yeeres, Issue 29

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J. MacLehose and sons, 1906

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Page 175 - But God suffered not such happinesse to light upon me, for I could by no meanes finde it, so as I was forced to goe towards England : and having gotten eight degrees Master Lockes by North the Line, I lost my most dearest cousin.
Page 532 - I chanced once to lodge in a village named Upec by the Frenchmen: there, in the night, I heard those birds, not singing, but making a lamentable noise. I saw the barbarians most attentive, and, being ignorant of the whole matter, reproved their folly. But when I smiled a little upon a Frenchman standing by me, a certain old man, severely enough, restrained me with these words : " Hold your peace, lest you hinder us who attentively hearken to the happy tidings of our ancestors; for as often as we...
Page 34 - J , . - . . . . tempered so many, that if there had beene a strong enemie to have attempted, they should have found drunken resistance ; the meaner sort being most overthrowne alreadie, and the Commanders, some distempered with wine, some with pride of themselves, or scorne of others, so as there were very few of them but that fell to most disorderly outrage one with another.
Page 367 - The strength steepe rockes, but onely in certaine places, which are of the place. narrow footepaths, very steepe and easie to be defended : whereby we were lodged as in a Fort, and most conveniently in respect the harbour was so neere, for our Ships did ride at anchor underneath us, over against the foote of the hill. Being thus arrived upon the Coast, I found the time of the yeare so unseasonable for our purpose, that (by reason of continuall raines) we were constrained to lye still and...
Page 140 - I staied among them (being well entertained) for certaine moneths, untill I had learned most part of their language, in which meane space I noted their manners, which were as followeth. They went out to the warres armed at my first comming, onely with Bowes and Arrowes, some three or foure hundred at a time, and when they had the victory of their enemies, they tied one of their Captives to one of their company with Cotten cords fast arme to arme, and bringing them home, within two or three daies...
Page 55 - IJ59-] vulgar many ; and the Maidens it should seeme they would not have so squemish, for the King commanded his Daughters presence, with whom our Gentlemen did dance after meate was taken away. This withdrawing of their wives seemeth to come of the common jelousie of these people ; for (it is reported) that though they admit one man to have many wives, yet for any man to meddle with another mans wife, is punished with death, Adultery even among them.
Page 377 - ... the common deceiver of mankind, whom they call Wattipa, and are by him deluded ; yet, notwithstanding their often conference with him, they fear, and hate him much, and say that he is naught ; and not without great reason, for he will oftentimes, to their great terror, beat them black and blue.
Page 374 - Hee commanded his owne company to keepe their Station, himselfe with a Sword in his hand (which I had given him) and a Target of his owne fashion, went boldly towards them to parley with their Captaines. And having called them Leonard out, hee reproved them for comming (as enemies) into speaketh to the his Signiory, for burning and spoiling his houses, and " "' his people : hee demanded satisfaction for the hurt done, and restitution of the prisoners taken, and warned them forthwith to depart out...
Page 398 - This Cape is so called of the Pitch which is there gotten in the earth, whereof there is such abundance, that all places on this side of the World may bee stored therewith. It is a most excellent Pitch for trimming of shippes that passe into these Regions and hot Countries, for it melteth not with the Sunne, as other Pitch doth.
Page 399 - ... most sovereigne in the World. I have heard that divers of our Nation have there been cured of the Leprosie, and that one of the same persons now, or lately dwelt at Woolwich neere the River of Thames, by whom the truth may be knowne, if any man desire to be further satisfied therein. As for my own experience, although it was not much, yet the effects that I found it work both in...

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