Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society, Volumen9

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The Society, 1851
 

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Página xi - Nuevitas and took possession of the country In the name of the King of Spain.
Página lxv - And pant already to redress. Go on, the height of good attain, Nor let a nation hope in vain: For hence we justly may presage The virtues of a riper age.
Página 92 - The river was almost half a league broad. If a man stood still on the other side, it could not be discerned whether he were a man or no. The river was of great depth and of a strong current; the water was always muddy; there came down the river continually many trees and timber, which the force of the water and stream brought down.
Página 10 - Earle of Punno en Rostro. The Emperour made him the Governor of the Isle of Cuba, and Adelantado or President of Florida, with a title of Marques of certaine part of the lands that he should conquer.
Página 114 - Elvas2 gives the following description of the trap among the Autiamgue tribes : With great springes which lifted up their feet from the ground, and the snare was made with a strong string, whereunto was fastened a knot of a cane, which ran close about the neck of the conie, because they should not gnaw the string.
Página 97 - Indians had just got done the bridge as he came up. It was built of wood, in the manner of timber thrown across from tree to tree; on one side there being a rail of poles, higher than the rest, as a support for those who should pass. The Cacique of Casqui having come with his people, the Governor sent word by an Indian to the Cacique of Pacaha, that though he might be at enmity with him of Casqui, and that Chief be present...
Página ii - Where nature hath in store Fowl, venison, and fish, And the fruitfull'st soil Without your toil Three harvests more, All greater than your wish. And the ambitious vine Crowns with his purple mass, The cedar reaching high To kiss the sky, The cypress, pine, And useful sassafras.
Página iii - And useful sassafras. To whose, the golden age Still Nature's laws doth give, No other cares that tend, But them to defend, From winter's rage That long there doth not live.
Página 126 - ... buried in the night at one of the gates of the towne within the wall. And as the Indians had seene him sick, and missed him, so did they suspect what might bee.
Página ii - You brave Heroique Minds, Worthy your Countries Name, That Honour still pursue, Goe, and subdue, Whilst loyt'ring Hinds Lurke here at home, with shame. Britans, you stay too long, Quickly aboord bestow you, And with a merry Gale Swell your stretch'd Sayle, 10 With Vowes as strong, As the Winds that blow you.

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