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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 10 0 Browse Search
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501, in Paesi novamente ritrovati et Novo Mondo da Alberico Vesputio Florentino intitulato. L. VI. c. XXV. The original and the French translation are both in the library of Harvard College. was 1500 appointed commander of the enterprise. He reached the shores of North America, ranged the coast for a 1501. distance of six or seven hundred miles, and carefully observed the country and its inhabitants. The most northern point Herrera, d. i. l. VI. c. XVI. Gomara, c. XXXVII. Also in Eden, fol 227. Galvano, in Hakluyt, IV. 419. Purchas, i. 95, 916. Memoir of Cabot, b. II. c. III. and IV. which he attained, was probably about the fiftieth degree. Of the country along which he sailed, he had occasion to admire the brilliant freshness of the verdure, and the density of the stately forests The pines, well adapted for masts and yards, promised to become an object of gainful commerce. But men were already with the Portuguese an established article of traffic; the inhabitants
i. l. IX. c. x. XI. and XII., and d. i. l. x. c. XVI. Peter Martyr, d. IV. l. v., and d. v. l. i., and d. VII. l. IV. In Hakluyt, v. 320, 333, and 416. Gomara, Hist. Gen. de las Ind. c. XLV. Garcilaso de la Vega, Hist. de la Florida, l. i. c. III., and l. VI. c. XXII. Cardenas z Cano, Ensayo Cronologico para la Hist. Gen. de la Florida, d. i. p. 1, 2, and 5, Ed. 1723, folio. The author's true name is Andres Gonzalez de Barcia. Navarette, Colleccion, III. 50—53. Compare, also, Eden and Willes, fol. 228, 229. Purchas, i. 957. Meantime, commerce may have discovered a path to 1516. Florida; and Diego Miruelo, a careless sea-captain, sailing from Havana, is said to have approached the coast, and trafficked with the natives. He could not tell distinctly in what harbor he had anchored; he brought home specimens of gold, obtained in exchange for toys; and his report swelled the rumors, already credited, of the wealth of the country. Florida had at once obtained a gover
e marriage 1554 July 25 of Mary with the king of Spain tended to excite the emulation which it was designed to check. The enthusiasm awakened by the brilliant pageantry with Chap. III.} which King Philip was introduced into London, excited Richard Eden Eden's Decades, published in 1555. to gather into a volume the history of the most memorable maritime expeditions. Religious restraints, the thirst for rapid wealth, the desire of strange adventure, had driven the boldest spirits of Spain he building of ships in England: she animated the adventurers to Russia and to Africa by her special protection; and while her subjects were en- 1561 to 1568. deavoring to penetrate into Persia by land, and enlarge their commerce with the East Eden and Willes. The Voyages of Persia, traveled by the Merchantes of London, &c. in 1561, 1567, 1568, fol. 321, and ff. by combining the use of ships and caravans, the harbors of Spanish America were at the same time visited by their privateers in pu
ipline was published by Robinson, who also, in the controversy on free will, as the champion of orthodoxy, began to be terrible to the Arminians, and disputed in the university with such power, that, as his friends assert, Chap. VIII.} 1617. the truth had a famous victory. The career of maritime discovery had, meantime, been pursued with intrepidity, and rewarded with success. The voyages of Gosnold, Smith, and Hudson: the enterprise of Raleigh, Delaware, and Gorges; the compilations of Eden, Willes, and Hakluyt,—had filled the commercial world with wonder; Calvinists of the French Church had sought, though vainly, to plant themselves in Brazil, in Carolina, and with De Monts, in Acadia; while weighty reasons, often and seriously discussed, inclined the Pilgrims to change their abode. They had been bred to the pursuits of husbandry, and in Holland they were compelled to learn mechanical trades; Brewster became a printer; Bradford, who had been educated as a farmer, learned the a