Capt. John Smith: A Biography

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1868 - 286 pages

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Page 161 - Irish mantell: at his head and feete a handsome young woman: on each side his house sat twentie of his Concubines, their heads and shoulders painted red, with a great chaine of white beads about each of their neckes. Before those sat his chiefest men in like order...
Page 94 - His body was painted all with crimson, with a chain of beads about his neck ; his face painted blue, besprinkled with silver ore, as we thought; his ears all behung with bracelets of pearl and in either ear a bird's claw through it, beset with fine copper or gold. He entertained us in so modest a proud fashion, as though he had been a prince of civil government, holding his countenance without laughter or any such ill behavior.
Page 142 - such a grave and majestical countenance as drove me into admiration to see." Brought into the presence of Powhatan, Smith was received with a shout from the assembled warriors. A handsome young squaw brought him water to wash his hands, and another gave him a bunch of feathers to dry them. Food was then set before him, and while he applied himself to the repast a consultation...
Page 282 - Ah!" she said, after recounting some of the ancient courtesies which had passed between them, "you did promise Powhatan that what was yours should be his, and he the like to you. You called him father, being in his land a stranger, and by the same reason so must I doe you.
Page 276 - Her father and friends gave approbation of it, and her uncle gave her to him in the Church : she lives civilly and lovingly with him, and I trust will increase in goodnesse as the knowledge of God increaseth in her. She will goe into England with mee, and were it but the gaining of this one such, I will think my time, toile, and present stay, well spent ' " Enough of our old chronicler for a single sitting.
Page 94 - On the 8th day of May they went farther up the river. They went on shore in the country belonging to the tribe of Apamatica, where they were met by a large body of Indians armed " with bows and arrows in a most warlike manner, with the swords at their backs beset with sharp stones and pieces of iron, able to cleave a man in sunder.
Page 124 - ... between his own breast and the enemy like a shield. It was not long before the whole Indian ambush discovered itself; and he saw already two bows bent to discharge their arrows at him. He seized the pistols from his belt, and gave the enemy a quick volley, that rather interfered with their purposes. The Indians — of whom there now appeared a large number — pretty soon .began to press forward upon him, compelling him to use all the dexterity he could command to keep them at bay. They were...
Page 268 - Advertisements For the Unexperienced Planters of New England, or Anywhere. Or The Path-way to experience to erect a Plantation.
Page 171 - ... no talke, no hope, no worke, but dig gold, wash gold, refine gold, loade gold, such a bruit of gold, that one mad fellow desired to be buried in the sands least they should by there art make gold of his bones: little neede there was and lesse reason, the ship should stay, there wages run on, our victualls consume 14.

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