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" This cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth, and we passed by it the 1 8th of June. "
The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the ... - Page 82
by Richard Hakluyt - 1904
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An Historical Account of the Circumnavigation of the Globe: And of the ...

Historical account - 1836 - 496 pages
...England. On the 15th June 1580, he passed the southern point of Africa, which, says an old author, " is a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth ;"t and on the 26th of September anchored safely at Plymouth, after an absence of two years and nearly...
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An Historical Account of the Circumnavigation of the Globe: And of the ...

1837 - 366 pages
...England. On the 15th June, 1580, he passed the southern point of Africa, which, says an old author, " is a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth ;"* and on the 26th of September anchored safely at Plymouth, after an absence of two years and nearly ten...
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Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier

Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1837 - 432 pages
...extremity of Africa ; and the ship's company were surprised that in doubling this dreaded promontory, — " a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth," — no violent tempests or awful perils were encountered. They unhesitatingly denounced the description...
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The World Encompassed

Sir Francis Drake, Francis Fletcher - 1854 - 295 pages
...most dangerous Cape of the world, neuer without intolerable stormes and present danger to trauailers, which come neere the same. This Cape is a most stately...of the earth, and we passed by it the 18. of June. Sixmi From thence we continued our course to Sierra Leona, on the coast of Guinea, where we arriued...
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The English Circumnavigators: The Most Remarkable Voyages Round the World by ...

David Laing Purves - 1874 - 831 pages
...gathered round, one rejoicing m the company of another." s The Cape is described by another chronicler as "a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth." They passed it in perfectly calm and clear weather ; making them affirm, that the Portuguese had not...
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The Army and Navy Magazine, Volume 12

1886
...in calm, clear weather, they swept round the foot of Table Mountain—" the most stately thing and fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth "—and having watered at the mouth of the Tagoine, and supplied themselves with oysters and with lemons, they...
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History of South Africa (1486-1691)

George McCall Theal - 1888 - 430 pages
...cape of the world, never without intolerable storms and present danger to travellers who come near the same. This Cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest i The accounts given here of the first English voyages to the East are taken from The Principal Navigatioiu,...
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Colonial Chronology: A Chronology of the Principal Events Connected with the ...

1892 - 304 pages
...Englishman to visit India. 1580. — Francis Drake on his way home sighted the Cape on 18th June, " a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth." 1591. — George Raymond's fleet of three vessels, the first English ships to harbour on the South...
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The Portuguese in South Africa: With a Description of the Native Races ...

George McCall Theal - 1896 - 332 pages
...cape of the world, never without intolerable storms and present danger to travellers who come near the same. This cape is a most stately thing, and the...whole circumference of the earth, and we passed by it on the 18th of June." In 1583 four English traders in precious stones, acting partly on their own account...
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The Transvaal and the Boers: A Brief History

William Edward Garrett Fisher - 1896 - 283 pages
...cape of the world, never without intolerable storms and present danger to travellers who come near the same. This Cape is a most stately thing, and the...cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth." Ten years later Linschoten describes the innocent surprise of a Portuguese captain " that God the Lord...
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