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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Albion, New. (search)
Albion, New. The name given by Sir Francis Drake (q. v.) to California (q. v.) when he took possession in 1577.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frobisher, Martin 1536- (search)
it into the fire. The husband snatched the glowing mineral from the flames and quenched it in some vinegar, when it glittered like gold. On fusing it, some particles of the precious metal were found. When this fact became known a gold fever was produced. Money Martin Frobisher was freely offered for fitting-out vessels to go for more of the mineral. The Queen placed a ship of the royal navy at Frobisher's disposal, and he sailed, with two other vessels of 30 tons each, from Harwich in 1577, instructed to search for gold, and not for the northwest passage. The vessels were laden with the black ore on the shores of Frobisher's Inlet, and on the return of the expedition to England a commission was appointed to determine the value of the discovery. Very little gold was found in the car- Frobisher Bay, the scene of his explorations. goes, yet faith was not exhausted, and Frobisher sailed in May, 1578, with fifteen ships in search of the precious metal. Storms dispersed the f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Purchas, Samuel 1577-1628 (search)
Purchas, Samuel 1577-1628 Clergyman; born in Thaxted, Essex, England, in 1577; is chiefly known by his famous work entitled Purchas his pilgrimages; or, relations of the world and the religion observed in all ages and places discovered from the creation until this present. It contains an account of voyages, religions, etc., and was published in five volumes in 1613. This, with Hakluyt's voyages, led the way to similar collections. The third volume relates to America, and contains the ori1577; is chiefly known by his famous work entitled Purchas his pilgrimages; or, relations of the world and the religion observed in all ages and places discovered from the creation until this present. It contains an account of voyages, religions, etc., and was published in five volumes in 1613. This, with Hakluyt's voyages, led the way to similar collections. The third volume relates to America, and contains the original narratives of the earliest English navigators and explorers of the North American continent. Purchas was rector of St. Martin's, Ludgate, and chaplain to Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury. He died in London in 1628.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sandys, George 1577-1644 (search)
Sandys, George 1577-1644 Poet; born in Bishopthorpe, England, in 1577; brother of Edwin Sandys; educated at Oxford; appointed treasurer of Virginia; and was an earnest worker for the good of the colony, building the first water-mill there. He promoted the establishment of iron-works, and introduced ship-building. He had published a book of travels; also a translation of the first five books of Ovid's Metamorphoses, before he left England for Virginia. To these Drayton, in a rhyming let1577; brother of Edwin Sandys; educated at Oxford; appointed treasurer of Virginia; and was an earnest worker for the good of the colony, building the first water-mill there. He promoted the establishment of iron-works, and introduced ship-building. He had published a book of travels; also a translation of the first five books of Ovid's Metamorphoses, before he left England for Virginia. To these Drayton, in a rhyming letter, thus alludes: And, worthy George, by industry and use, Let's see what lines Virginia will produce. Go on with Ovid, as you have begun With the first five books; let y'r numbers Run Glib as the former; so shall it live long, And do much honor to the English tongue. In Virginia he translated the other ten books, and the whole translation was published in London in folio, with full-page engravings, in 1626. Sandys wrote several other poetical works. He died in Boxley Abbey, Kent, in 16