A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World Volume 8

A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...The Dutch had one game more to play before they had done with that expedition. They knew that reinforcements were sent from Goa, who came in sight two or three days after the city was taken, and the Dutch fleet, which then lay in the road, pretended fear, weighed their anchors on sight of the Portugueze sleet, and feigned a flight, while the Dutch, in the city, hoisted Portugueze colours, and sired some guns towards the sea, to make those in the Portugueze fleet believe, that the siring was at the Dutch fleet. The stratagem took, and the Portugueze came and anchored in the road about a mile from the city, and sent their boats ashore, where they were detained; and the Dutch fleet being in the ofsing, came in with the sea winds, and fell on the Portuguese fleet, which soon yielded to them, for which piece of civility they had good quarter. Upon the conquest of Colombo, followed all the other sorts on the island, viz. Calkissie and Barbarin, between Colombo and Galle; and, on the south end, Valta and Matura; on the east side Batacola and Trankamalaya; and, on the north end, Jafnapatam, with a fort four leagues from Galle, within land, called Biblegam; and Tutecareen and Negapatam on the main continent, yielded. The Dutch were no sooner masters of the sea-coasts of Ceyloan, but they began to give laws to their ally the King of Candia forbidding him to trade with any foreign nation but theirs, which usage the King could not well digest, whereupon a war broke out, that continued many years, but, in the end, the Dutch made a peace upon very advantageous conditions. And Colombo being too large to be defended with a few forces, they have contracted it into one quarter of its ancient bounds, and have fortisied it strongly with a wall and bastions. It is...show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236588169
  • 9781236588166