The Discoveries of America to the Year 1525, 1. köide

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1884 - 380 pages
 

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Page 6 - AND it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Page 58 - Mountain and its Tomb of Adam; of India The Great, not as a dreamland of Alexandrian fables, but as a country seen and partially explored, with its virtuous...
Page 321 - ... great pains ; their eyes are black and sharp, their expression mild and pleasant, greatly resembling the antique. I say nothing to your Majesty of the other parts of the body, which ^are all in good proportion and such as belong to wellformed...
Page 307 - Ethiopians; their hair is black and thick, and not very long, it is worn tied back upon the head in the form of a little tail. In person they are of good proportions, of middle stature, a little above our own, broad across the breast, strong in the arms, and well formed in the legs and other parts of the body; the only exception to their good looks is that they have broad faces, but not all, however, as we saw many that had sharp ones, with large black eyes and a fixed expression.
Page 310 - When these people saw him in this situation, they ran and took him up by the head, legs and arms, and carried him to a distance from the surf; the young man, finding himself borne off in this way, uttered very loud shrieks in fear and dismay, while they answered as they could in their language, showing him that he had no cause for fear.
Page 72 - Wherefore we may judge that those persons who connect the region in the neighborhood of the pillars of Hercules with that towards India, and who assert that in this way the sea is ONE, do not assert things very improbable.
Page 209 - ... year was discovered in the North, but which the Caravel could not reach on account of the ice and the vast quantity of snow ; and they are confirmed in this belief by the multitude of great rivers they found which certainly could not proceed from an island.
Page 89 - ... the heavens on all sides. Now I am really at a loss what to say of those who, when they have once gone wrong, steadily persevere in their folly, and defend one absurd opinion by another.
Page 62 - No master mariner dares to use it, lest he should fall under the supposition of being a magician ; nor would even the sailors venture themselves out to sea under his command, if he took with him an instrument which carries so great an appearance of being constructed under the influence of some infernal spirit.
Page 332 - ... leagues, due allowance being made for the deviations of the ship from a straight course, by reason of contrary winds. I hope that we shall now obtain certain information on these points, by new voyages to be made on the same coasts. But to return to ourselves ; in the voyage...

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