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D Vt that I rather pitty I confesse, D The practise of their Church, I could expresse Myselfe a Satyrist; whose smarting fanges, Should strike it with a palsy, and the panges, Beget a feare, to tempt the Majesty, Of those, or mortall Gods, will they defierul The Thundering Jove, like children they desire, Such is their zeale, to sport themselves with fire, il So have I seene an angry Fly, presume, consiste To strike a burning taper, and consume 101 ST His feeble wings, why in an aire so milde, Are they so monstrous growne up, and so vilde, r'! That Salvages can of themselves espy, I rais1 na Their errors, brand their names with infamy, oil What is their zeale for blood, like Cyrus thirst, - A Will they be over head and eares, a curst i 1720 A cruell way to found a Church on, noe, lotin T'is not their zeale, but fury blinds them soeV And pricks their malice on like fier to joyne, ian il And offer up the sacrifice of Kain; n ato szorty Jonas, thou hast done well, to call those meniu 30/1 Home to repentance, with thy paine full A

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As Nature hath for Canaan, not sucht sie
Another place, for benefit and rest, s iis
In all the universe can be possest, :. ve Timisol.,
The more we proove it by discovery, ..
The more delight each object to the eye s irs
Procures, as if the elements had here ::.. by se
Bin reconcild, and pleas'd it should appeare, isi
Like a faire virgin, longing to be sped, ....."
And meete her lover in a Nuptiall bed,
Deck'd in rich ornaments t' advance her state ,
And excellence, being most fortunate, .. . !
When most enjoy’d, so would our Canaan bei
If well employ'd by art and industry is, is
Whose offspring, now shewes that her fruitfull wombe
Not being enjoy'd, is like a glorious tombe,
Admired things producing which there dye, 1 s
And ly fast bound in darck obscurity,
The worth of which in each particuler,
Who list to know, this abstract will declare.


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He wise Creator of the universall Globe, hath placed a golden meane betwixt two extreames :

I meane the temperate Zones, betwixt the hote and To cold; and every Creature, that participates of Heavens blessings, with in the Compasse of that golden meane, is made most apt and fit, for man to use, who likewise by that wisedome is ordained to be the Lord of all. This globe may be his glasse, to teach him how to use moderation, and discretion, both in his actions and intentions. The wise man sayes, give mee neither riches nor poverty; why? Riches might make him proud like Nebuchadnezar, and poverty despaire,

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Zona temperata

Vse of vegeta- like lobs wise, but a meane betweene both. So it:

is likewise in the use of Vegetatives, that which hath too much Heate or too much Colde, is said to be venenum, so in the use of sensitives, all those Animals, of what genus or species soever they be, if they participate of heate or cold, in

.. . the superlative, are said to be Inimica naturæ, as about the Isle of in some Fishes about the Isle of Sall, and those

Ilandes adjoyninge, betweene the Tropickes, their participatinge of heate and cold, in the superlative is made most manifest, one of which, poysoned a whole Ships company that eate of it. And so it is in Vipers, Toades, and Snakes, that have heate or cold in the superlative degree.

Therefore the Creatures that participate of heate and cold in a meane, are best and holsomest: And so it is in the choyse of love, the middell Zone betweene the two extreames is best, and

temperata, it is therefore called Zona temperata, and is in the the Golden meane. golden meane; and all those Lands lying under that Zone, most requisite and fitt for habitation. In Cosmography, the two extreames are called, the one Torrida Zona, lying betweene the Tropickes, the other Frigida Zona, lying neare the Poles: all the landes lying under, either of these Žones, by reason, they doe participate too much of heate or cold, are very inconvenient, and are accompanied with many evils. And allthough I am not os opinion with Aristotle, that the landes under Torrida Zona, are alltogether uninhabited, I my selfe having beene so neare the equinoctiall line, that I have had the Sunn for my Zenith, and seene proofe to the contrary, yet cannot I deny, but that it is accompanied with many inconveniences, as that Fish and Flesh both will taint in those partes, notwithstanding the use of Salt which cannot be wanting there,

w ordained by natures hande-worke. And that is a under the Tro- great hinderance to the settinge forth and supply of

navigation, the very Sinewes of a flourishing Commonwealth. Then barrennesse, caused through want of raines, for in most of those partes of the world it is seldome accustomed to raine, untill the time of the Tornathees (as the Por

tingals phrase is, who lived there) and then it will Raine der udoveraine about 40. dayes together, which moisture twceneCancerand serveth to fructify the earth for all the yeare after 150 gain duringe which time is seene no raine at all the heate and cold, and length of day and night, being mach alike, with little difference. And these raines are caused by the turning of the windes, which else betweene the Tropickes, doe blow Trade, that is allwayes one way. For next the Tropicke of Cancer it is constantly North-East, and next the Tropicke of


Salt aboundeth under the Tropicks.

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Capricorne it is Southwest ; so that the windes comming from the Poles, do keepe the aire in those partes coole, and make it temperate and the partes habitable, were it not for those and other inconveniences.

This Torrida Zona is good for Grashoppers : and Zona Temperata for the Ant and Bee. But Frigida Zona good for neither, as by lamentable experience of Captaine Capt. Davis froze Davis Fate, is manifest, who in his inquest of the to death. Northwest passage for the East India trade was frozen to death. And therefore for Frigida Zona, I agree with Aristotle, that it is unfit for habitation: and I know by the Course of the cælestiall globe, that in Groeneland many Degrees short of the Pole Articke, the place is too cold, by reason cold for habitaof the Suuns absence almost six monthes, and the one land under the continuall power of the frost; which thinge many more Navigators have prooved with pittifull experience of their wintringe there, as appeareth by the history, I thinke, they will not venture to winter there againe for an India mine. · And as it is found by our Nation under the Pole Articke, so it is likewise to be found under the Antarticke Pole, yet what hazard will not an industrious minde, and couragious spirit undergoe, according to that of the Poet. Impiger extremos currit Mercator ad Indos per mare pauperiem fugiens, per saxa, per ignes. And all to gett and hord up like the Ant and the Bee, and yet as Salornon saith, he cannot tell whether a foole or a wise man shall enjoy it. Therefore let us leave these two extreames, with their inconveniences, and indeavour to finde out this golden meane, so free from any one of them.' Behold the secret wisedome of Allmighty God, and love unto, our Salomon to raise a man of a lardge hart, full of worthy abilities to be the Index or Loadstarre, that doth point out unto the English Na. tion, with ease and comfort how to finde it out. And this the noble minded Gentleman, Sir Ferdinando Gorges Knight, zealous for the glory of God, the honor of cor his Majesty, and the benefit of the weale publicke, tince we prenos hath done a great worke for the good of his Coun- land. ! try. '

And herein this, the wondrous wisedome and love of God, is shewne, by sending to the place his Minister, to The Salvages sweepe away by heapes the Salvages, and also dyed of the plague giving him length of dayes, to see the same performed after his enterprise was begunne, for the propagation of the Church of Christ.

This judicious Gentleman, hath found this golden meane, to be scituated about the middle of those two extreames, and for

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Sir Ferdinando Gorge; the origi

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