English Colonies in America ...: Virginia, Maryland and the Carolinas

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Page 114 - And cheerfully at sea, Success you still entice, To get the pearl and gold, And ours to hold, Virginia, Earth's only paradise...
Page 242 - Mr. Drummond! You are very welcome. I am more glad to see you than any man in Virginia. Mr. Drummond, you shall be hanged in half an hour...
Page 207 - Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found. Liberty inheres in some sensible object...
Page 387 - A local manuscript records the fact, that 'in the year 1497, the 24th of June, on St John's Day, was Newfoundland found by Bristol men, in a ship called the Matthew.
Page 32 - And such was the mercie of God, that the same night there arrived a French ship in that port, well furnished with vittaile, and such was the policie of the English, that they became masters of the same, and changing ships and vittailing them, they set sayle to come into England.
Page 45 - We might inhabit some part of those countries," wrote Sir Humphrey Gilbert, " and settle there such needy people of our country, which now trouble the commonwealth, and through want here at home are enforced to commit outrageous offences, whereby they are daily consumed with the gallows.
Page 133 - And thou most noble Lord, whom God hath stirred up to neglect the pleasures of England, and with Abraham to go from thy country, and forsake thy kindred and thy father's house, to go to a land which God will show thee, give me leave to speak the truth.
Page 126 - We shall not still betake ourselves to small and little shipping as we daily do beginne, but we shall rear againe such Marchants Shippes both tall and stout, as no forreine sayle that swimmes shall make them vayle or stoop; whereby to make this little northern corner of the world to be in a short time the richest storehouse and staple for marchandise in all Europe.
Page 289 - I love the English so well, that, if they should go about to kill me, if I had so much breath as to ask to speak, I would command my people not to revenge my death; for I know they would not do such a thing, except it were through my own fault.
Page 47 - Gilbert obtained a patent. patent of colonization from the Queen.1 This instrument gave him full power to inhabit and fortify all lands not yet possessed by any Christian prince or people. His choice of a situation was restricted by no geographical limits. Full proprietary rights were granted to him and his heirs and assignees over all land within two hundred leagues of the place in which during the next six years they should make their settlement. The only right reserved by the Crown was a royalty...

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