The First Three English Books on America

The First Three English Books on America

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...For no smaule confluence aswell of the Christians as of theinhabitantes, had dayly concourse to beholde so straunge a myracle of nature, the contemplation wherof was no lesie pleasaunt then woonderfull. They say that the meate of this kynde of fyslhe, is of good taste: And that many of them are engendered in the seas therabout. But at the length, this pleasaunt playfelowe was loste, and caried into the sea by the great ryuer Attibunicus, one of the foure which diuide the Hande. For at that tyme there chaunced so terrible a tempest of wind, and rayne, with such fluds enfewing that the like hath not lightly byn hard of. By reason of this tempest, the ryuer Attibunicus so ouerflowed the bankes, that it fylled the hole vale and myxt it seise with all the other lakes. At which tyme also, this gentell Matum and pleafaunte companyon, folowynge the vehemente course and faule of the fluddes, was therby restored to his oulde moother and natyue waters, and fence that tyme neuer seene ageyne. Thus hauynge digressed sufficiently, let vs nowe coome to the situation of the vale. It hathe collaterally the mountaynes of Cibaua and Caignam which brynge it to the South sea. There is an other vale beyonde the mountaynes of Cibaua towarde the North. This is cauled the vale of Guarionexius, bycause that before the memorie of man, the predicessours and auncestours of kyng Guarionexius to whom it is descended by right of inheritaunce, were euer the lordes of the hole vale. Of this kynge, we haue spoken largely in the fyrst narration of the Hande in the fyrst Decade. This vale is of length from the East to the West, a hundreth and fourescore myles: And of A playne of a hundreth and twentie miles A playne of two hundreth myles in length. The maruelous fysshe...show more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236841867
  • 9781236841865