The Portugues Asia; Or, the History of the Discovery and Conquest of India by the Portugues; Containing All Their Discoveries from the Coast of Africk, to the Farthest Parts of China and Japan; All Their Battels by Sea and Land, Sieges

The Portugues Asia; Or, the History of the Discovery and Conquest of India by the Portugues; Containing All Their Discoveries from the Coast of Africk, to the Farthest Parts of China and Japan; All Their Battels by Sea and Land, Sieges

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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. 1695 edition. Excerpt: ... two more on the 19tb of No-vember, and had sairWeather till passed' the Cape of Good Hope, when he said, now (God be praised) the Witches of Cacbin are Liars, who said we should not pass this Cape. Near there he put into the Bay of Saldanna to take Water; and some men going to exchan e Goods with the Blacks, a Servant os the lsiceroy treated two of them so ill, that they knocked out his Teeth, and sent him away bloody. Some Gentlemen looking upon this as an Affront, persuaded the Viceroy to go ashoar, when they ought to advile him to punish his Servant for abusing People where they sought Relief. This had been justice. He yielded, but so much against his Will, that as he went into the Boat he' said, Ah! whether, and to what end do they now carry the 60 years? Hereby declaring, that was an Action of Raw Heads.-' ' ' ' There m There went with him 150, the Flower of the Ships. They went on to amile-rable Village, and returned with some Cat-tle and Children, when 170 Blacks coming down from the Mountain, whither they had fled, attacked them in defence of their Children, casting Stakes with sharp Points, hardned at the Fire, so furioufly, that in a little time they killed 50 Gentlemen, and among them the Viceroy, who died kneel-ing on the Sand, with his Eyes lifted up to Heaven, struck through the Throat with one of these Stakes. George Je Melo return-ed with the wozmded Men to the Ships, and when he hought the Blacks were withdrawn, went ashore and buried the Viceroy and the rest. This was a manifest judgment of God, that so few unarmed Bar-barians should overcome those who had done such Noble Actions in India, George de Melo carried the News to Lisbon, where it was received with great Grief. The Vice-roy, Don Fmmgsico de Almeyda, was...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770943
  • 9781236770943