In the career of discovery, his perseverance was
Chap. III.} never baffled by losses.
He joined in the risks of Gilbert's expedition; contributed to the discoveries of Davis in the north-west; and himself personally explored the insular regions and broken world of Guiana.
The sinc 185—187. Pring, a few years later,
1606. repeated his voyage, and made a more accurate survey of Maine.
Enterprises for discovery were now continuous.
Purchas, IV. 1656—1658. returning from the West Indies, made an unavailing search for the colony of Raleigh.
It was the last attempt to trace the remai world; Hudson was turned adrift in a small boat by a crew
Chap. III.} whom suffering had rendered mutinous; Willoughby perished with cold; Roberval, Parmenius, Gilbert,— and how many others?—went down at sea; and such was the state of the art of navigation, that intrepidity and skill were unavailing against the elements without