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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 & Discoveries of the English ... - Page 120
by Richard Hakluyt - 1904
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Over-sea Britain: A Descriptive Record of the Geography, the Historical ...

Edward Frederick Knight - 1907 - 324 pages
...appearance, and Sir Francis Drake, who sighted it during his famous voyage round the world, described it as " a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth." Port Elizabeth, the " Liverpool of South Africa," the second seaport of the Colony, had, in 1904, a...
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American History Told by Contemporaries..., Volume 1

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1910
...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...circumference of the earth, and we passed by it the 18. of lune. From thence we continued our course to Sierra Leona, on the coast of Guinea, were we arriued...
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South Africa, 1486-1913

A. Wyatt Tilby - 1914 - 632 pages
...voyage round the world, was more favourable and more accurate. He declared the great headland to be ' a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth ' ; the belief, too, that it was always encompassed with intolerable storms was stated to be false....
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Proceedings of the Symposium on the Environmental Consequences of Fire and ...

1977 - 498 pages
...of Cape Point has been recognized ever since Francis Drake, four centuries ago, proclaimed it "the most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth". A century before, in 1488, Bartholomew Dias rounded the Cape unwittingly, for he was blown past it,...
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Botanical Exploration Southern Africa

Mary Gunn, L. E. W. Codd - 1981 - 400 pages
...round the world. It was on this occasion that the narrator recorded the well known observation that "This Cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest...Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth." In 1591 the first English ships to land at the Cape, under Capt. James Lancaster, put into Saldanha's...
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Shakespeare Studies, Volume 26

Leeds Barroll - 1998 - 432 pages
...challenged traditional conceptions of the Cape in a revolutionary way. England's master sailor proclaimed it "a most stately thing, and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth" (3:742).10 The "fair" Cape rescued many English sailors from the deathly grip of scurvy and other illnesses...
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The Wild Almond Line

Larry Schwartz - 2000 - 285 pages
...idyllic. The sixteenth-century English explorer, Sir Francis Drake, circumnavigating the world pronounced: 'This cape is a most stately thing and the fairest...cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth.' That was almost a century before white settlement. Hundreds before pass laws, imprisonment without...
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Travels in South Africa

Gavin Bell - 2000 - 304 pages
...Francis Drake evidently, on his jaunt on the Golden Hind in 1580, being moved to write in his journal of 'the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth'. The rugged profile of Table Mountain dominates everything in every direction as far as the eye can...
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Envisioning the Worst: Representations of "Hottentots" in Early-modern England

Linda Evi Merians - 2001 - 289 pages
...introduction, contrasts with Sir Francis Drake's brief description of the delight he felt at the Cape: "This Cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest...Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth." :f A new entry in the 1598 edition chronicles the first contact between English sailors and the people...
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Primary Source Fluency Activities: Early America

Jennifer Prior - 2004 - 192 pages
...never without intolerable storms and present danger to travellers which come near the same. R1 , R3: This cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest...cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth, R1 , R2, R3: and we passed by it the 18th of June. From thence we continued our course to Sierra Leona,...
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