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 remains of those unfortunate men. But as the testimony of Pring had confirmed the reports of Gosnold, the career of navigation was vigorously pursued.
An expedition, pro-
1605. moted by the Earl of Southampton and Lord Arundel, of Wardour, and commanded by George Weymouth, who, in attempting a north-west passage, had already explored the coast of Labrador, now discovered the Penobscot River.
Weymouth left England in March, and, in about six weeks, came in sight of the American continent near Cape Cod.
Turning to the north, he approached the coast of Maine, and ascended the western branch of the Penobscot beyond Belfast Bay; where the deep channel of the broad stream, the abundance of its spac
eft the university of Oxford, to take part in the civil contests between the
1569 to 1575 Huguenots and the Catholics in France, and with the prince of Navarre, afterwards Henry IV., was learning the art of war under the veteran Coligny.
The Protes the pope, which gave to Spain a paramount title to the North American world; and as a prince he sought a counterpoise to France in an intimate Spanish alliance, which he hoped to confirm by the successive marriage of one of his sons after the other its settlements in the New World.
Already four hundred vessels came annually from the harbors of Portugal and Spain, of France and England, to the shores of Newfoundland.
The English were not there in such numbers as other nations, for they still was determined to secure to England those delightful countries
Chap. III.} 1584. Mar. 25. from which the Protestants of France had been expelled.
Having presented a memorial, he readily obtained from Elizabeth a paten
Hakluyt, III. 297—301.