The Trve Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captaine Iohn Smith, in Europe, Asia, Africke, and America: Beginning about the Yeere 1593, and Continued to this Present 1629 ... From the London Ed. of 1629, Volume 2

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Page 30 - God thus to make her his instrument, or her extraordinarie affection to our Nation, I know not: but of this I am sure; when her father with the utmost of his...
Page 30 - King and his grim attendants ever saw: and thus enthralled in their barbarous power, I cannot say I felt the least occasion of want that was in the power of those my mortal foes to prevent, notwithstanding all their threats. After some six weeks...
Page 171 - Ferdinande de Soto, a valiant Spaniard: whose writings in this age is the best guide knowne to search those parts. Virginia is no He (as many doe imagine) but part of the Continent adioyning to Florida; whose bounds may be stretched to the magnitude thereof without offence to any Christian inhabitant.
Page 177 - ... of perfection for these affaires : and the benefit of fishing is that Primum Mobile that turnes all their spheares to this height of plentie, strength, honor, and exceeding great admiration.
Page 189 - What was their ruine and hurt, but this; The excesse of idlenesse, the fondnesse of Parents, the want of experience in Magistrates, the admiration of their vndeserued...
Page 32 - Were you not afraid to come into my fathers Countrie, and caused feare in him and all his people (but mee) and feare you here I should call you father; I tell you then I will, and you shall call mee childe, and so I will bee for ever and ever your Countrieman.
Page 30 - So it is, That some ten yeeres agoe being in Virginia, and taken prisoner by the power of Powhatan their chiefe King, I...
Page 180 - Salvages compare their store in the Sea, to the haires of their heads : and surely there are an incredible abundance upon this Coast.
Page 228 - Yesterday Pecksuot, bragging of his own strength and stature, said, though you were a great captain, yet you were but a little man ; but today I see you are big enough to lay him on the ground.
Page 202 - Assores, where to keepe .my perplexed thoughts from too much meditation of, my miserable estate, I writ this Discourse, thinking to haue sent it to you of his Maiesties Councell by some ship or other, for I saw their purpose was to take all they could.

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