Scribner's Popular History of the United States: From the Earliest Discoveries of the Western Hemisphere by the Northmen to the Present Time, 1. köide

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Page 528 - We desire you would be pleased to take notice of the principals and body of our company, as those who esteem it our honor to call the Church of England, from whence we rise, our Dear Mother, and cannot part from- our native country, where she specially resideth, without much sadness of heart and many tears in our eyes ; ever acknowledging that such hope and part as we have obtained in the common salvation, we have received in her bosom, and sucked it from her breasts.
Page 213 - Mississippi to the sea, and took formal possession of the country in the name of the King of France, in honor of whom he called it Louisiana.
Page 130 - East where spices growe, by a way that was never knowen before, by this fame and report there increased in my heart a great flame of desire to attempt some notable thing.
Page 396 - From lightning and tempest ; from plague, pestilence, and famine ; from battle and murder, and from sudden death, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 412 - ... we could not now take time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer, and it being now the 19th of December.
Page 136 - ... to seek out, discover, and find whatsoever isles, countries, regions, or provinces of the heathens and infidels whatsoever they be and in what part of the world soever they be, which before this time have been unknown to all Christians...
Page 247 - Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, that hath fought for his country, queen, religion, and honour...
Page 327 - And is It not pretty sport to pull up two pence, -six pence, and twelve pence, as fast as you can haul and veer a line ? He is a very bad fisher cannot kill in one day with his hook and line one,, two or three hundred cods...
Page 316 - A strange fish! Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. There would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.
Page 545 - Narragansett Bay and Indians, for many high and heavenly and public ends, encouraging me, from the freeness of the place from any English claims or patents.

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