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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 10 (search)
tended them no harm, they have never since seemed discontented with us, but very tractable, loving, and willing by their best means to satisfy us in any thing we demand of them, by words or signs for their understanding. Neither have they at any time been at the least discord among themselves, insomuch as we have not seen them angry, but merry, and so kind, as, if you give any thing to one of them, he will distribute part to every one of the rest. We have brought them to understand some English, and we understand much of their language, so as we are able to ask them many things. [The Indians thus carried to England were the objects of great wonder, and crowds of people followed them in the streets. It is thought that Shakspeare may have referred to them in the Tempest, written a few years later, about 1610. Trinculo there wishes to take the monster Caliban to England, and says, Not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver; there would this monster make a man; any
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, Book XI: Captain John Smith in Virginia (A. D. 1606-1631.) (search)
r other commodities as mean. which is wood, flax, pitch, tar, rosin, cordage, and such like,— which they exchange again to the French, Spaniards, Portuguese, and English, &c., for what they want,—are made so mighty, strong, and rich, as no state but Venice, of twice their magnitude, is so well furnished with so many fair cities, gn, [she] was married to an English gentleman, with whom at this present she is in England; the first Christian ever of that nation, the first Virginian ever spoke English, or had a child in marriage by an Englishman,—a matter surely, if my meaning be truly considered and well understood, worthy a princess' understanding. Thus, mot seeming well contented; and in that humor her husband, with divers others, we all left her two or three hours, repenting myself to have written she could speak English. But not long after, she began to talk, and remembered me well what courtesies she had done, saying, You did promise Powhatan what was yours should be his, and h<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 13 (search)
om the United Colonies did formerly, and do still, trade there. Yea, for the greater security of the traders, a castle—Fort Nassau—had been built on an island in 42dg; on the north side of the River Montagne, now called Mauritius. Now Hudson River. But as the natives there were somewhat discontented, and not easily managed, the projectors abandoned it, intending now to plant a colony among the Maikans, a nation lying twenty five miles These miles are Dutch, one being equal to three English. on both sides of the river upwards. This river, or the bay, lies in 40dg;, running well in; being as broad or wide as the Thames, and navigable full fifty miles up, through divers nations, who sometimes manifest themselves with arrows, like enemies, sometimes like friends; but when they had seen the ships once or twice, or traded with our people, they became altogether friendly.... This country, now called New Netherland, is usually reached in seven or eight weeks from here. The co
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, Book XIV: the Pilgrims at Plymouth (A. D. 1620-1621.) (search)
owever, an unusually mild winter. This time of the year, seldom could we work half the week. Vi.—welcome, Englishmen! And, whilst we were busied hereabout, we were interrupted again; for there presented himself a savage, which caused an alarm. He very boldly came all alone, and along the houses, straight to the rendezvous; where we intercepted him, not suffering him to go in, as undoubtedly he would out of Monhegan, an island on the coast of Maine. his boldness. He saluted us in English, and bade us Welcome; for he had learned some broken English among the Englishmen that came to fish at Monhiggon, Beware of. and knew by name the most of the captains, commanders, and masters that usually come. He was a man free in speech, so far as he could express his mind, and of a seemly carriage. We questioned him of many things. He was the first savage we could meet withal. He said he was not of these parts, but of Morattiggon, and one of the sagamores or lords thereof, and ha
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 15 (search)
s, as distinct from the Pilgrims, who settled Plymouth.] Now in our passage divers things are remarkable. First, through God's blessing, our passage was short and speedy; for whereas we had a thousand leagues, that is, three thousand miles English, to sail from Old to New England, we performed the same in six weeks and three days. Secondly, our passage was comfortable and easy, for the most part, having ordinarily fair and moderate wind, and being freed, for the most part, from rough aing been much perplexed for him, and having walked about, and shot off pieces, and hallooed in the night; but he heard them not. Vi.—The privations of the Puritans. Now coming into this country, I found it a vacant wilderness in respect of English. There were, indeed, some English at Plymouth and Salem, and some few at Charlestown, who were very destitute when we came ashore; and, planting-time being past shortly after, provision was not to be had for money. I wrote to my friends, namel