Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish and Dampies

Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish and Dampies

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...having possessed themselves of these isles, found them much peopled with Indians. These were a barbarous sort of people, totally given to sensuality and a brutish custom of life, hating all manner of labour, and only inclined to move from place to place, killing and making war against their neighbours, not out of any ambition to reign, but onl because tlieylagreed not with themselves in some common terms 0 language. ence, perceiving the dominion of the Spaniards did lay a great restriction upon their lazy and brutish customs, they conceived an incredible odium ' t them, such as never was to be reconciled; but more especia because the saw them take possession of their kingdoms and dominions. ereu n they made against them all the resistance they were capable 0, opposing ever where their designs to the utmost of their ower; until that the paniards, finding themselves to be cruelly ted by these Indians, and nowhere secure from their treachery, resolved to extirpate and ruin them every one. ' ' ' I-Iereupon these first con uerors of the New World made use of dogs to range and search e intricatest thickets of woods and forests for these their implacable and unconquerable enemies. By these means they forced them to leave their ancient refuge and submit unto the sword, seeing no milder usage could serve their turnI-Iereu n they killed some, and, quartering their bodies, placed them in the igliways, to the intent that others ' ht take warning from such punishment not to incur like danger. ut severity roved to be of ill consequence; for, instead offrighten' them an reducing their minds toacivil society, the conceived suc horror of the S niards and their proceedings, at they resolved to detest and fly their sight for ever; and...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835883
  • 9781236835888