Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier

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Oliver & Boyd, 1837 - 432 pages

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Page 419 - At his first coming on board us, he had so much forgot his language, for want of use, that we could scarce understand him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves.
Page 369 - ... people. We put them on them, thinking that this finery would have brought them to work heartily for us...
Page 416 - The Spaniards had landed before he knew what they were, and they came so near him that he had much ado to escape ; for they not only shot at him, but pursued him to the woods...
Page 370 - ... nostrils, and mouth too, if the lips are not shut very close. So that from their infancy, being thus annoyed with these insects, they do never open their eyes as other people, and therefore they cannot see far unless they hold up their heads, as if they were looking at somewhat over them.
Page 370 - They have great bottle noses, pretty full lips and wide mouths. The two fore-teeth of their upper jaw are wanting in all of them, men and women, old and young, whether they draw them out, I know not; neither have they any beards.
Page 25 - ... besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea.
Page 416 - He had with him his clothes and bedding, with a firelock, some powder, bullets, and tobacco, a hatchet, a knife, a kettle, a Bible, some practical pieces, and his mathematical instruments and books. He diverted and provided for himself as well as he could ; but for the first eight months had much ado to bear up against melancholy, and the terror of being left alone in such a desolate place.
Page 51 - General made divers speeches to the whole company, persuading us to unity, obedience, love, and regard of our voyage ; and for the better confirmation thereof, willed every man the next Sunday following to prepare himself to receive the communion, as Christian brethren and friends ought to do. Which was done in very reverent sort ; and so with good contentment every man went about his business.
Page 180 - I knowing their dispositions, and having lived among them in such continuall torment, and disquietnesse, and now to tell you of my greatest griefe, which was the sicknesse of my deare kinsman John Locke, who by this time was growne in great weakenesse, by reason whereof hee desired rather quietnesse, and contentednesse in our course, then such continuall disquietnesse, which never ceased mee. And now by this, what with griefe for him, and the continuall...
Page 158 - I burnt and sunke 19 sailes of ships small and great. All the villages and townes that ever I landed at, I burnt and spoiled : and had I not bene discovered upon the coast, I had taken great quantitie of treasure.

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