The Register of Letters &c. of the Governour and Company of Merchants of London Trading Into the East Indies, 1600-1619

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B. Quaritch, 1893 - 530 pages
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Page xx - Germany during the second half of the sixteenth and the first half of the seventeenth century if she did not actually begin, at any rate she encouraged and actively aided, the religious wars.
Page v - We sail'd wherever ship could sail, We founded many a mighty state ; Pray God our greatness may not fail Through craven fears of being great.
Page 14 - ... necessary ; for the queen, when she first incorporated the East India Company, would not permit them to transport the king of Spain's silver coins to the East Indies, though she was frequently solicited by the merchants. The reason which they assigned to induce her to grant this permission determined her to strike coins for the particular purpose of circulation in Asia. They represented to her majesty that her silver coin and stamp were not known in the East Indies, which they supposed would...
Page lxviii - Female of sex it seems — That so bedecked, ornate, and gay, Comes this way sailing Like a stately ship Of Tarsus, bound for the isles Of Javan or Gadire, With all her bravery on, and tackle trim, Sails filled, and streamers waving...
Page lxvi - For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Page 14 - India money, from the purpose for which it was struck, or portcullis money, from the device impressed upon it. The weight of it was- regulated according to the respective weights of the Spanish piastre, or piece of eight reas, and the half, the quarter, and half-quarter of the same, though they are now usually called the crown, half-crown, shilling, and sixpence. Some coinage of this sort was necessary ; for the queen, when she first incorporated the East India Company, would not permit them to transport...
Page 137 - Melinde, which standeth about 1 1 degrees to the south of the Equinoctial. In which island we stayed all November, finding the people blacke and very comly, but very treacherous and cruell; for the day before we departed from thence they killed thirty of our men on shore, among whom was William Mace, our master, and two of his mates; the one of them being in the boat with him to fetch water, the other being on shore against our ship; they having first betrayed our boat.
Page 478 - Any statute, act, ordinance, provision, proclamation, or restraint, heretofore had, made, published, ordained, or provided, or any other thing, cause, or matter whatsoever, to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. In Witness whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent : Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the fourth day of March, in the three and thirtieth year of our reign, Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred and eighty-one. " By writ of Privy Seal, PIGOTT.
Page 406 - Bring hether the Pincke and purple Cullambine, With Gelliflowres ; Bring Coronations, and Sops in wine, Worne of Paramoures : Strowe me the ground with Daffadowndillies, And Cowslips, and Kingcups, and loved Lillies : The pretie Pawnee, And the Chevisaunce, Shall match with the fayre flowre Delice.
Page 471 - Commonwealth; and that it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said...

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