The Life of Captain John Smith: The Founder of Virginia

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G.F. Cooledge, 1846 - Virginia - 379 pages

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Page 192 - A True Relation of such occurrences and accidents of noate as hath hapned in Virginia since the first planting of that Collony, which is now resident in the South part thereof, till the last returne from thence.
Page 250 - These are the causes that have kept us in Virginia, from laying such a foundation, that ere this might have given much better content and satisfaction; but as yet you must not looke for any profitable returnes: so I humbly rest.
Page 131 - I left her there to ride, with expresse charge not any to go ashore til my returne. Though some wise men may condemn this too bould attempt of too much indiscretion, yet if they well consider the friendship of the Indians, in conducting me...
Page 339 - But one Thomas Hunt, the master of this ship, (when I was gone,) thinking to prevent that intent I had to make there a plantation, thereby to keep this abounding country still in obscurity, that only he and some few merchants more might enjoy wholly the benefit of the trade...
Page 123 - Such actions have ever since the worlds beginning beene subject to such accidents, and every thing of worth is found full of difficulties, but nothing so difficult as to establish a Common-wealth so farre remote from men and meanes, and where mens mindes are so untoward as neither doe well themselves, nor suffer others.
Page 217 - ... a people come from under the world, to take their world from them.
Page 189 - Powhatan understanding we detained certaine Salvages, sent his Daughter, a child of tenne yeares old, which not only , for feature, countenance, and proportion, much exceedeth any of the rest of his people, but for wit, and spirit, the only Nonpariel of his Country...
Page 353 - I desire but that reward out of the gaines may sute my paines, quality, and condition. And if I abuse you with my tongue, take my head for satisfaction.
Page 110 - Pearle, and in either eare a Birds claw through it beset with fine Copper or Gold, he entertained us in so modest a proud fashion, as though he had...
Page 123 - ... what could be thought fitting or necessary we had, but what we should find, or want, or where we should be, we were all ignorant, and supposing to make our passage in two moneths, with victuall to...

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