History of the Virginia Company of London: With Letters to and from the First Colony, Never Before Printed

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Joel Munsell, 1869 - 432 sidor
Neill's history of the Virginia Company of London is extensive and comprehensive. He begins with the First and Second Charters and continues, devoting chapters to the major players at the Jamestown settlement, including John Rolfe, Pocahontas, Sir Thomas Dale and Governor Yeardley. The history goes on to provide a full account of the Great Massacre of 1622 and ends with the dissolution of the Company, when Virginia became a Royal Colony. He bases his work on primary sources, many of which are reproduced in this volume.

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Sida 23 - The Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London for the first Colony in Virginia.
Sida 14 - And cheerfully at sea Success you still entice To get the pearl and gold, And ours to hold Virginia, Earth's only paradise.
Sida 11 - You must observe if you can, whether the river on which you plant doth spring out of mountains or out of lakes. If it be out of any lake, the passage to the other sea will be more easy, and [it] is like enough, that out of the same lake you shall find some spring which run[s] the contrary way towards the East India Sea...
Sida ix - A TRUE DECLARATION of the ESTATE of the COLONIE in VIRGINIA, with a Confutation of such Scandalous Reports as haue tended to the Disgrace of so Worthy an Enterprise, published by aduise and direction of the Councell of Virginia, sm.
Sida vii - As ever the sun shined on ; temperate and full of all sorts of excellent viands : wild boar is as common there as our tamest bacon is here ; venison as mutton. And then you shall live freely there, without sargeants, or courtiers, or lawyers, or intelligencers [only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are dispersed over the face of the whole earth.
Sida 55 - The Governor and Company of the City of London for the Plantation of the Somers Islands...
Sida vi - Why, man, all their dripping-pans and their chamber-potts are pure gould; and all the chaines with which they chaine up their streets are massie gold; all the prisoners they take are...
Sida 14 - Frighting the wide heaven. And in regions far, Such heroes bring ye forth As those from whom we came; And plant our name Under that star Not known unto our North.
Sida 21 - ... entent (as I gathered) to haue stirred the discontented company against me. I tould him privately, in Mr Gosnold's tent, that indeede I had caused half a pint of pease to be sodden...
Sida vi - A whole country of English is there, man, bred of those that were left there in '79. They have married with the Indians and make...

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