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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, To the approved, Right Valorous, and worthy Knight, Sir Walter Ralegh, Lord warden of the Stanneries, Captaine of her Majesties Guard, and her Highnesse Lieutenant generall of the Countie of Cornewall. (search)
norable expectation, as it hath deserved a recompence farre different, so needeth it not my poore suffrage to endeare the toyle, care, and danger that you have willingly undergone for the good and advancement of our weale publique. The praise-worthinesse thereof doeth approve it selfe, and is better read in your living doings, then in my dead unregarded papers. All that I can wish, is that my life were a sufficient pledge, to justifie, how much more easie, and more materiall, the course for Guiana would bee then others, which requiring greater charge, yeelde not so large benefit, and are subject to more doubtfull events. If unto their wisdomes who sit in place and authority, it shall appeare otherwise, and that in following of other attempts there is lesse difficultie, certainer profit, and needfuller offence unto the enemie: the cost and travaile which you have bestowed, shall not, I hope, be altogether lost, if unto your Honour I can prove how, and where the amends is to be had,
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The Epistle of master Laurence Kaymis to the reader. (search)
The Epistle of master Laurence Kaymis to the reader. To the Favourers of the Voyage for Guiana . IN things earnestly desired, though never so likely, we are still suspicious: thinking it more credit judicially attempted, bee esteemed halfe performed; yet is this my jealous conceite concerning Guiana , that nothing is begun, before all be ended. In this regarde (gentle Reader) I have presumed toent consideration, to note only mine owne unsatisfied affection: hoping that because I doe name Guiana unto thee, thou wilt vouchsafe hoc nomine, to vaile and cover all other my defects in the deser. His late provision of a new supply of whole families to the number of 600. persons, bound for Guiana , but that it pleased God, that by meanes of that right honourable service most resolutely perfoheir judgements: so pointeth it at us, whilst we only to entertain idle time, sit listening for Guiana newes, & instantly forget it, as if it were nought els, but a pleasing dreame of a golden fancy
The second voyage to Guiana . SUNDAY the 26. of January, in the yeere of our Lordge is such, that if the pretended voyage for Guiana doe take place, you shall (I doubt not) find r likely to compasse his intended conquest of Guiana : the governours of the Caraccas and Margarita a sufficient quantitie of gold gotten out of Guiana , to levie and furnish 500. men, having gottenuntil this present that any Spaniards were in Guiana ; that upon our returne our whole fleete will or the Indians in all partes within and neere Guiana , doe offer their service, and promise to proving, contrarie to their kings order, to enter Guiana , and kill Berreo with his followers: or else e Caracas , seeming matters of small account: Guiana onely was in their judgement, rich, plentifulrevention: If hee appeare so eagerly bent for Guiana , as if it were enacted for a lawe amongst the onely this bare assertion: that England and Guiana conjoyned, are stronger, and more easily defe[11 more...]
An advertisement to the Reader. IN this Breviarie, the names onely are comprised of such, as being led with the generall fame of Guiana , have indevoured to discover and possesse it. The whole histories are long and cannot suddenly be translated or englished at large, as we in these Elegies finde them. It may perhamouth, the Spaniards account it 2000. leagues. Raleana riseth neere the said mountaines in Moiobamba, & tributeth his waters to the sea, not farre from the other: Guiana is environed with these 2 freshwater-seas, where their distance is greatest from their risings, and is besides guarded with impassable mountaines which inclose andirectly from Spaine. And to passe over land is a matter of great difficultie, by reason that the Indian nations inhabiting betweene the coast of The Caracas and Guiana , being wearied and harried with the daily incursions of the Spaniards, have now turned their abused patience into furie, refusing to suffer any forces of men to b
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The third voyage set forth by sir Walter Ralegh to Guiana , with a pinnesse called The Watte, in the yeere 1596. Written by M. Thomas Masham a gentleman of the companie. (search)
The third voyage set forth by sir Walter Ralegh to Guiana , with a pinnesse called The Watte, in the yeere 1596. Written by M. Thomas Masham a gentleman of the companie. UPON Thursday the 14. of October 1596. we set saile from Limehouse upon the river of Thames , and through much contrarietie of winds and other accidents, we made it the 27. of December, before we could get out of Waimouth. The 25. of Januarie in the morning we came to the North side of the Island of Grand Canaria, where we hoped to have gotten a boate to serve us upon the coast of Guiana , but the winde was so great, that we could not lanch our shalope: so we past along by the roade and the towne, and at length saw a boate lying on shoare, which being too bigge for us, wee ripped up, and wooded our selves with her. That day wee descryed a saile, which at length wee found to be a flieboate of Dartmouth , of 200. tunnes, bound to the Island of Mayo for salte. Wee fell in consort with her, and that night stoode for the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bancroft, Edward, 1744-1820 (search)
dward, 1744-1820 Naturalist; born in Westfield, Mass., Jan. 9, 1744; was a pupil of Silas Deane (q. v.) when the latter was a school-master. His early education was not extensive. Apprenticed to a mechanic, he ran away, in debt to his master, and went to sea; but returning with means, he compensated his employer. Again he went to sea; settled in Guiana, South America, as a physician, in 1763, and afterwards made his residence in London, where, in 1769, he published a Natural history of Guiana. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and Fellow of the Royal Society. While Franklin was in England on a diplomatic mission, Dr. Bancroft became intimate with him; and through the influence of the philosopher became a contributor to the philosopher became a contributor to the Monthly review. He was suspected by the British government of participation in the attempt to burn the Portsmouth dock-yards, and he fled to Passy, France. Soon afterwards he met Silas Deane, his
that we received on board, at the same time, is beginning to have a very beneficial effect, upon the health of the crew—some scorbutic symptoms having previously appeared. Nov. 5th.—Weather fine, with the wind light from the eastward, and a smooth sea. At daylight, a sail was descried in the north-east, to which we immediately gave chase. Corning up with her, about nine A. M., we sent a boat on board of her. She proved to be the English brigantine, Rothsay, from Berbice, on the coast of Guiana, bound for Liverpool. Whilst we had been pursuing the Rothsay, a second sail had been reported. We now pursued this second sail, and, coming up with her, found her to be a French brigantine, called Le Pauvre Orphelin, from St. Pierre (in France) bound for Martinique. We had scarcely turned away from the Orphelin, before a third sail was announced. This latter sail was a large ship, standing, close-hauled, to the N. N. W., and we chased her rather reluctantly, as she led us away from our
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