The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation: Made by Sea Or Overland to the Remote & Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compasse of These 1600 Years

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J. M. Dent & Company, 1907

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Incredibly dry..... I'm surprised that this is not only on the list of the 100 greatest adventure books of all time but also that it is ranked higher than Arlene Blum's "Anapurna" and William Bligh's ... Read full review

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Page 66 - Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queene of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc.
Page 288 - Here bee many marchants of all nations. And the Fleete which commeth every yeere from Portugal, which be foure, five, or sixe great shippes, commeth first hither. And they come for the most part in September, and remaine there fortie or fiftie dayes ; and then goe to Cochin, where they lade their Pepper for Portugall.
Page 386 - York in these presents is not made or any statute, act, ordinance, provision, proclamation or restriction heretofore had, made, enacted, ordained or provided, or any other matter cause or thing whatsoever to the Contrary thereof in any wise Notwithstanding.
Page 386 - ... or any other thing, cause, or matter whatsoever, in any wise notwithstanding.] In witnesse wherof [we have caused these our letters to be made patents...
Page 306 - ... their word. If the broker pay you not at his day, you may take him home, and keep him in your house, which is a great shame for him. And if he pay you not presently, you may take his wife and children, and his slaves, and bind them at your door, and set them in the sun ; for this is the law of the country.
Page 295 - In their Winter, which is our May, the men weare quilted gownes of cotton like to our mattraces and quilted caps like to our great Grocers morters, with a slit to looke out at, and so tied downe beneath their eares.
Page 279 - Ormus, who, certaine dayes after our comming from thence, sent for mee into his chamber, and there beganne to demaund of me many things, to the which I answered : and amongst the rest, he said, that Master Drake was sent out of England with many ships, and came to Maluco, and there laded cloves, and finding a gallion there of the kings of Portugall, hee caused two pieces of his greatest ordinance to be shot at the same...
Page 304 - These people do eat roots, herbs, leaves, dogs, cats, rats, serpents and snakes ; they refuse almost nothing. When the king rideth abroad he rideth with a great guard and many noblemen ; oftentimes upon an elephant with a fine castle upon him very fairly gilded with gold, and sometimes upon a great frame like an...
Page 303 - ... runne in, for it is like a wood ; and when they be in, the gate doth shut. Afterward they get out the female ; and when the male seeth that he is left alone, he weepeth and crieth, and runneth against the...

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