fishing, at a great charge and labor, in all weathers in the open sea, are made a people so hardy and industrious?
and by the sending this poor commodity to the Easterlings
Eastern merchants, as the Germans and Danes. for as mean,
i.e., for 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, goodly towns, strong fortresses, and that abundance of shipping and all sorts of merchandise, as well of gold, silver, diamonds, precious stones, silks, velvets, and cloth-of-gold, as fish, pitch, wood, or such gross commodities?
What voyages and discoveries, east and west, north and south, yea, about the world, make they!
What an army, by sea and land, have they long maintained in despite of one of the greatest prin
d with that honorable lady, the Lady De la Ware, and that honorable lord, her husband, and divers other persons of good qualities, both publicly at the masques, and otherwise, to her great satisfaction and content; which doubtless she would have deserved, had she lived to arrive in Virginia.
The treasurer, council, and company having well furnished Captain Samuel Argall, the lady Pocahontas aliasRebecca, with her husband and others, in the good ship called The George, it pleased God at Gravesend to take this young lady to his mercy, where she made not more sorrow for her unexpected death than joy to the beholders to hear and see her make so religious and godly an end. Her little child, Thomas Rolfe, therefore was left at Plymouth with Sir Lewis Stukely that desired the keeping of it.
Xii.—First buildings of the Virginia colonists.
[this description was written by Smith in the last year of his life,—631.]
When I went first to Virginia, I well remember we did hang an awn