Samuel Purchas.

Purchas his pilgrimage : or Relations of the world and the religions observed in all ages and places discovered, from the creation unto this present. In foure parts. This first containeth a theologicall and geographical historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the ilands adiacent. Declaring the a online

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fBot. Thogarma gauc name to the Inhabitants of Armenia Minor, whofc Kings , called

Ty grants^ and Townes Tygranokartx , witncflc it : feme alfo attribute the Turkcs or
Turkcman Nation to this name and Authour. Thefe peopled Afia firft, and from
thenceby degrees thefe parts of Europe : Oi Ttf^-rrria , y^^/f4»«/dcnueth the Ar-

Of lau/ins children, F///Z'^ founded the e^oles,called alfo t/£lifei: of 7l<ir/l;//7; catre
the Cilicians, whofe Mothcr-citic was Tarfus , Pauls binh-place. m^tontatius thia-
I keththatTharfis was Carthage in Africa, which the Pocni after poffcfled : fomere-

fcrrc the Venetians to Tharfis alfo. Cittim was an other part of Cihcia. The Cretans
(after MontaM4s) were called Chetim , and of others Cortini , of whom the Italian
coaft called Alagna ^necia was inhabited, and the Citic Caicta, builded. Of Doda'
nim came the Dorians and Rhodians. Thefe peopled the North and Wtftparts ofthe
World in Al la and Europe.

Chams poftcri'-ic was Cw/7j, Mix.raim, Put, and Canaatt rThcfe poflcfled the South
of Afia , and Africa. Of Cham is the nameChemmis in t/fgypc; and Ainmen the
Idoll and Oracle fo notorious. Cufh gauc name to the t/^thiopians and Arabians,
knowne in Scripture by that name. iJiitz.rAim, to the t/£gyptians>eucn at this day fa
called in their ownc and the Arabian tong"cs. T«f,to the Libyans/ometimc called
q ti6.j,f.t. Phuthii : the Riucr Put is mentioned by q Plmie,not far from Atlas. The Canaanitcs
I needc not mention : Mefes plainely defcribeth them.

Of the Sonnes oiCup), Seha Author ofthe inhabitants of Arabia dcferta, P/.J2.X0.

or after Alontatius Sahita regie thurifera. Chauila is a name more forgotten, fuppofcd

r Stbttha stt- {q be Author of a people ncare the Perfian Gulfc. ^ Sabbetha left the name tothe In-

hei fuper fnum habitants of Arabia Fcelix , where was the Citic Sabbaiha with threefcore Temples

Snbitht'tx vi therein. OtherpcopleofArabiaFcelixcame oi'lKfainnh, where Ptolomaur placcth

oriundK Ayiat Rcgama: the Garamantcs alfo in Libya. 5<«^t/5*c^ was Author of the Sachalitacia

M»>ilin>Hf. Arabia Fcelix. A/'/wy*^theSonncof^«/J,fomethinkctobeZo>'o4y?r(r/,romc'£</«/«

tyUiz^raim begat Ludiw,ihe Inhabitants o( Alaraottca^nsfeSturajm eyf gypt : A-

«<fw»w,the Cyrencans : and Lchahtm, the Libyans : and Nafhtuhim the «^chopians

nearc to txCgypt , whofc Townc Napata is mentioned in Ptolomie; P athrnfim t\\c

• Pharufians,Crf/Z«(!;>w, at the entrance oft/£gypt, CafTiotis, iW^9«/^»«/intcrpretcih

LrtAim the Libyans ; GLznamm, the Troglodytes ; Lehabim, the Cyrenalkcs ; Nafk-

shnhim^ Africa the lefle ; Chafluhim the Saracens ; Caphiborim, the Cappadocians.

To Shems pofteritic befell the parts of Afia from ludsa caft ward.

5/;*»»j Sonncs were E/^w, the Father of the Elamitcs, in the higher part of Perfiar

v^y/;«r.ofwhom came the Aflyrians .• ey^rpkaxad ; the Cadufians or the C haldcans arc

(withlittle likeneflc of found) afcribed to him. Lud is hoidcn Father ofthe Lv-

dians; and iAr*m ofthe Syrians, called alfo Aramari ; others of iyiram dcriucAr-


tAra.m$ fonnes were Fi,of whom the region Aufanitis v^'as named C'&«/,ofwhora
C^o/tfeemethtohauehis appellation in the PalmyrcneDelarts neare to Euphrates.
Cf ether; lofefhtis afcribeth to him Batftria ; others that part of Syria where Gnidar
flood. AtergateinA'Derceto^t\\zx.notono\\s Syrian Goddcfl'e,happily borrowed the
name hence : Of^^/^isthc name Mafius,^w ofthe Hill Amanus, Mont anus {i\i\i^
»iMes,Mifij and Aiijia, whom Invenal calls Mefos. . — -de grege Mefcrum.
h^anhcgsi E/modad , of whom the Hill Emodus mayfccme named; of Sbal.tb
, the Selcbif 3nd Sariph/; of ffatz^armaveth, thcSiiimsihi\s; of /<?rjc/7, the Arachoh-
ans; of//d^o>'<jffl;, the Orites, people of India; off'^z.^lotAuxal^ Auzakca a citie m


Chap. 8. ' Thefir-ft'Booke* 45

Scychia,andcheRiuer Oxtis: of Dik/ah (after «y4rUs mforitanusj Scythia intra
Imiium, the rcafon 1 Ice not in the name : of Obal or Cjhobal, the Cabolites, people
ct Paropaiiifus : oi ty^b^mael^fmaus : oi Sheba. the Saba:, which Ettsl.ithiiif pla~
ceth in India, or according to (Ji'toutanus, the Sacr : of Ofhir, fome thinke wss fo
called ^urea Chcrfoiiefus, where Pegu and Malacca now are : fJitofitanHs thinketh
it to be Peru : (^hautLih hath not left fo pMne impieflion behinde, CMontanus afcri-
bcth to him India, Of lob^b, iAriatt^iontanns coniedureth Parias in the Wcfl
Indies to haue come, but with little probabihtie which I can fee. And of the moft
before named we hauc probable coniedtures, not ccrtaineproofes, as appcareth bjr
the difference of vipmions of Authors concerning them. Neither may wee thinke
that Me'cs intended fo much a Geographicall hiftory of all the Nations r fche world,
many of v\ hich were not, long after this time, planted or peopled ; but of the fiifi Fa-
thers, who peopled the placrs by degrees, as they increaiiird in multitude which were
neereft that Armenian centre : and cfpecially he relateth and dilatcth of them, whorn
It moft concerned the Ifraelites to know as the Canaanites, whofe bounds 2nd Nati-
ons arc cxa6l!y defcribed. I could adde much touching the feuerall Nations dcfccn-
ding of thefc three brethren, and the bounds of their habitatio s, in which «y4frica-
»;</fometime tookeproitable paincs, 2nA Eufebms out of him,alrhcugh both be in
this part loft: fomevvhat hath beene barbaroufly tranflated into Latine by anvn-
knowne Author, for the foltvcifmes, tedious ; for the fubftancc of Hiftorie profitable
to the Reader: and therefore by Sca/^j^erhi his edition of f^.'/f^m communicated to
theworld. Butthe vncertaintie » makethmcvnwilling to proceed in this argument ^ irjerut E-
further, lym.lib^c.rpi^

Of this vncertaintieno greater caufe can beallcdged, then the diuifion andconfu- alio Vererim^
fion ofTongnes,thehiftone whereof (JWo/f/declareth, For whereas God hadgi. 0]i»;f»7M, and
uentomantvvoPriuiledges andprincipallprerogatiues, whcreofother creatures arc °' c't^om-
no way capable, his inward ^ Reafon, and abilitic to vtter the fame by Speech t this be- g^;,, fo ^^jj
refit of God in Nature was turned into a confpiracie againft God and ISfaturc. They Chronologi- .
faid one to another, "^ Come let 'as make brick e for J}e;ie,nnd fl;rne had they infteadof anj,haucdone
morter.Alfo thcyfaidjetvs buil i vs a City p.ndToveer,vihefe top may reach vnto thohea. 'oni'^'hat in

neii.thatrve may cet vsanarne. hUwe bt (c.itieredvpon tltcrrhole earth.'Xhh was their t l^""^^ • ^
• J /- L L u • I ■ /- • L J whichyccasia

vaine arrogance and prelumption, that wfien their guiltieconlciences thr"atn"da many we Tec

diflipationandfcattenngby diuine Iu/7ice:they would thus barren and hard, n them- much proba-

felucs againft God and Man; in Head ofthankcfulncfle toGod, and his t>iline,(ovcry

name,they would winnethemfclucs a name and honoiuv inftead of pieucntingpu- "^"^^ "j'^ u

nifhment by repentance, they would in this Giant-1 kc fighting againft God preuent f,^)j o"fhac"

future iudgcments. But cuen that, by which they intended to kecpc them from feat- they fay.

tering, was the true and firft caufc of their fcattering. So doth God firatrcr the coun- b ymcuhm

fells of his enemies, and t?keth the wife in their craftmeffe. Babel or tonfulion is al ■ '"'w.;«,c/oo;£'a-

waythe attendant of Pride. ^//'j/Z^.alledqed by d lofephtis ('for the Sibvlls which '"'fi^f'", ^

WenaueinOveeke veric, tranilatedbyC''"W''«into Latine, are but counterfeits, if ,-^ 'loynusubpf

« Scaliger iudge rightly, PfeF-dopbyllina or^citla, ^h£ (^hriBiant gentibiis obijCtebawt^ mm u naiura.

^uurn tamen e Chriflta»orum offcinafrodi^jftnt^ &c. but that more ancient SibjV) te- fcrMum,iirc.

flifieth of this confufion of Tongues in thefc words. When all men before vied Cic Oficjib.i.

onefpeech, they erefleda hi^h tower, as if thev would afcend to Heaucn, but j f"'jl'^'^'

the uods by tcnpeits ouerthrew their lower, and gauetoeach of them feuerall ^

Languages, whereof the Citie was named Babylon: According to that ofOlfo- cafaub.

fes^ f Therefore the name of it rvM called 'Babel, becaufc the Lord did there eon- i Gatef.11.9,

found the Language of al! the Earth. From thence then did the lord fcatterthem

vpon all the Earth. The Atheifts and Naturalifts dreame the world to be cternall, and

conceiue that all men could not be ot"one; bccaufe of this diucrfitie of Languages.

If fuch hadbecneat Hierufalem, and heard the Apoftlcs (not the cxpertcft men in

their owne vulgar) fpeake all Languages : they might then haue f enc the like power

jnacontrarieetfecltothis of Babylon. Mans finnecaufcd this, Gods mcrcie that:

the one came from Baby lon,the other fromHieiulakm,that old Hierufalem giiiing a



Of the coyifufton of Languages,

Cha p. 8.

a Thfo^.q.';9.
in Gen.
b ScaiOpuCc. Tomfo/I.

c Her odd. H, ».

d KeUt.Kr^n.

c Loqmn.ttit-
rale eft homini,
banc vera Im-
guam aut lUam,
artis. Viber. de
i Indofcy.b,

g Ofig.mKum.



Ai!^. dc ciait.


1 I . c5"c.

h S^-e Bro-tgh-

;a»onchac ar-




tafle and earneft of that, wbicli the new lerufalem fhall once fully accompIifh,vihcn
all fhall be made new, all fhall become one, and God fliall bee all in all. It appearcth
thatthcTe Builders loft the vnderftanding of their ownefpeeth, and were endued
with other language, whereto theu Vndctftandings and Tongues were framed, ia
ftead of that former.

What this former Language was, hath beenc doubted, citherof ignorance, or of
cnriofitieand fclfe-loue. Theodoret » efteemeth Syrian the firfi: language, andthac
Hebrew began withcJ^^o/f^.taughthimby Godasa facred language. *> /ofepb Sca-
//^fr affirmeththat the Syrian Maronites attribute greater antiquicie to the ancient
Syrian then to the Hebrew, which is all one, faith hC: as if one fliould contend that
the Italian Idiome were ancicnter then the Latine. Hee concludeth that the Bible
was written in the moftancientlanguage, whichatfirft was pure in Afl'yria, but by
merchandize and wtirrcs corrupted. For Afryria,faith he,was firft inhabited both be-
fore and after the Floud : and from thence were Colonies fent into Syria and Phje-
nicea, which held their language pure, by reafon few (Grangers had recourfc to them,
after (JHofes, to the time of the firft Temple, as appeareth by the coyncs of the Tyri-
ansandSidonians, which are digged out and found daily. ' PfAmmetichtts King of
Egypt, caufed two children to be clofcly brought vp by a fhepheard, who fhould at
times put Goats to themtogiue themfucke, without euer hearing humane voyce.
Aftertwoyearestheyvttcred the word "SfcfifC, which was the voice that they had
heard ofthcirnurfes the Goats, but not fo interpreted by 'Pfammetichsu; for he en-
quiring in what language Bee was fignificant, and hearing that thePhrygians fo cal-
led Bread, afcribed to them the prioritie of all Nations and languages, A'felabdim E-
chebar^the^xtzt^ Olfogor ( as the IcfuitesFpiftles declare ) made the like triall of
thirtic children, whom he caufed, without hearing of man, to be brought vp,fetting
Guards toobferue the Nurles that they fhould not fpeakc tothem.-purpofingtobe
ofthat Religion whereto they fhould addict themfelues. Butneithcrcould they euer
fpeake, « orwouldheeueraddifthimfelfetoonccertaineReligion. fCJoropiw by a.
few Dutch Etymologies grew into conceit, and would haue the world belecuc him,
thatDutch was thefirft language; whichifitwerc, weEnglifh fhould raigne with
them as a Colonic of that Dutch Citie, a ftreame from that fountaine, by commerce
and conquefts fuicc manifoldly mixed. But his euidcncc is too wcake, his authoritie
too new.

The g common and more rccciued opinion is, that the Hebrew was the firft,con.
firmed alfo by vniucrfalitie, antiquitie, and confent ofthe Chriftian Fathers and lear-
ned men, grounding thcmfelucs vpon this reafon, That all the names mentioned in
Scripture before theDiuirion,are in that Language onely fignificant : bcfides,it is not
like, that Sbem conlpired with thcfe Babylonians, and therefore not partaker of their
punifhment. Now it is very probable and almoftmanifcft, thathe was '' the fame
which after is called L^ielchifedech, King of Salem ; betwixt whom and j^hraham^
inthatfamiliaritie, it is not likely, that there was much dilTonance in Language. He
is alfo called the father of all the fonnes of Heber, by a peculiar prcprictie, although
he had other fonnes, becaufe the puricie of Religion and Language remained in He-
bers poftcritie. And why fhould Heber call his fonne Peleg (Diuifion) but of this di-
uifion which then happened? The Nation and Language of Ifiael borrow their name
(Hebrew) of him. And if it had happened to himlelfe, whyfliouldhe more theno-
thets, haue fo named his fonne >

Ch ap.

CiiAP.^. Asia. The prJl'Booke, ^j

C H A ?. I X.

(^J NarrtiUonofthe rvhole Earth in generally and
mere particularly of A s i a.

^T^'^tS^J^ F haiic all this time becnc viewing one Nation, which alone was
^\^0^^ knowne in the Earth.vntill confufion of Language caufcd diuifion of
^^^aS^^ Lands ; and haue taken notice of the Heads and Authors of thofc
"^^^^J^^ Peoples and Nations, that from that time were fcattcrcd ouerthe
^\^^^^ World, and after fetled in theirproper Habitations. We haue not CoU
lowcdtheopinion of fome,both ofthe =>Antients,and.^later Writers, in detuning the a AuguU'm^
number of Nations and Languages through the World, reckoned by them 72, For tuerom.
who feedinot, thu (Jliefis in that tenth of Genefis is moftcarefull tddefctibe the ^''""^"w-
Polk?ricieand bounds of Canaan, which God had giuentolfrael, \vhich it were ab- gf.'f.'f'/
fuidtothinkcinfofmalla tcrr!torietobeoffomany(thatis eleuen)fcucrallL3ngua- ' '^ ' '
ges? And how many Nations were founded afterthatby -/tf^r^/;<j«jpcfteritie(notto
mention fo many other Fountaines of Peoples) by the fonnes of H^gar^znd Kctma.
and £/j» the fonne of Ifaac ? Neither could the world fo fuddenly be peopled : and
of that, which then was peopled, y^/tf/fiwritingaHiftoric of and for the Church, fo
fir inentioneth the Affaires and Nations of the world, as it was meet for the Church
(and cipccislly that Church ofthe Ifraelites)toknow,accordingasit was likely they
{"houldhauethcn.or aftcr,moicorle{leto doe with them. ^ ^/r/f^»«/hathrekcncJ
the 7 : . by name. But how eafie were it in thefe daycs to fet downc 7 x. more.of diffe- baro-ut'ma a.
ringNations, both in Region and Language; and hpwlittleofthe World was then P'^'^'-'f-Scalig.
knownc,rhallprefcntlybcfliewed. Befides, it may be aqucftion, whether diucrs of ^"'' "'"'•
thofe, there mentioncd,did not fpeake the fame Language (as in Chaldia, Syria, and
Canaan) <= with fomediuerfitic of Dialeft, a little more then in our Northerne, We- <: Gibbins in
rtcrne, and SoutherneEnglifh: Which may appeare, both by thepilgrimagcsof the '^'^*'/""*
VzxuTirkci^iyibrahdm, /fdae, ^nAlacob, in thofe parts (which had needed nev^ intcr-
pretcrSjby that rule, in euery two orthrcedayestrauell,exceptthemfelues had becne
almoftmiraculouflyskilfull in Languages) and by the Chaldean and Syrian Monu-
ments and Booke^whichlbmeobferue to come nigh to the Hebrew. ^ D. iVillet ° D.»r/toi»
reprouethP^/Zoif/ opinion. That the Chalde and Hebrew was all one,becaufc Daniel, ' ''''■^•^''
an Hebrew, was fet to learne the Chalde: or that the Syrian and Chaldc, according
to Mcrcerus opinion, was the fame ; yet grants, that in the firft times the Syrian and
Chaldelittle differed. <:5'c-rfA>^»-a fit man to fpeake of Languagcs,who could fpeake e Scdepift. ad
fo many) faith, as before isobfcrued,Thatin AlTyria was thefirli.both man and Lan- '^'""^- '^"^
guage, cuen the fame which thence paffed with their Colonies into Syria and Cana- *''"
an, where it remained pure, cuen then when in Aflyria it felfe it was corrupted by cn-
tcrcourfe of ftrangers. Jlbrahar/i fpake this corrupted S\rian,which tookc place on-
ly in the trades of Huphrates, at the firft : but after, both he and his pofteritie vfcd the
Languag-e of Canaan ; fo that Lii^*z;7,whofe kindred , countric and language was the
fame with f Abrahams, yet fpake another and differing language from that of /*«- f Gw.31 47.
«^, one calling that C;;«/i?(i, which the other calleth legarfahadntha. Thus it appea-
reth by him, that the ancient Syrian , AfTyrian and Chaldacan, were firft which is now
called Hebrew, becaufetheHebrewesobferuedandretainedit, and onely haue left
bookes to vs written therein, (whom the Cananites called Hebrewes,^as b' Scaliger g ^iextrmf.
and yl /o«f. ?;;.'.'/ affirme, becaufe .-dbraharnhzd pafTed ouerthe RiuerEuphratesvnto ^i*fhratmfihui
them) but after degenerated firft in the parts necre Euphrates, where it was firft fpo- f^W'^L^ "dtllos
ken : and when the Tyrians and Sidonians had the Empire of the Sea, by reafon of lyj^^ hc'e^''
their traffique, it proued impure there alfo, howfoeuer inthetime of Slifto'^'Dido, ^1^^^^,' '
thePharniceanorPunjke, which fhe carried into Africa, was pure Hebrew, as were vocabcm,
alio their letters. The later Carthaginian letters were read from the left hand to the
1 the Latinc and Grcek,but thofe from the right hand ; yet not the fame which


48 A Geop-a^hicallNarrat'son of the Earth j ^c, C h a p,9.

now arc called Hebrew ( but ought rather to be called lewifh, as brought by thcni
from the irBabylonifhcaptiuitie) but the Canaan orPhxniccan letters, which the Sa-
maritans dill vfe, and wherein A^ofes had innouated nothing,as fome will haue him,
neither in the letters, nor in the Language, but vfed them as they were long before
his time. Warres and traffique could not but further alter thofe Languages in con-
tinuance of time : which appeared moft after the Captiuitic, when the Icwes fpakc
not Hebrew, but Syrian,and that alfo in likelihood more and more by time altered,
a See VTolfgan, Perhaps it was with thefe three Languages, as with the Fraukes » Language, whea
14^. de Aiig. jj^py fjj.0 fcated themfelues in Gallia, and that which is now called >> French ; or the
^eat^Khemnm ^^xon and the prefent Englifhrfor there were no lefle mutations and tranfmutations,
R-ycrnciani ' by times and warrcs, in thofe parts then iii thefe. It feemeth therefore probable, that
Amtj. ac the firft diuifion of La;iguages,they that moft difagreed,did furthefl fcparatc thcm-

b Theoldc fclues, and they that fpake cither the fame, or necreinlikeneflctothefamcfpeccb,
French, and obferucd the fame neighbourhood of Nation, as of fpeech ; which, the names and
hfli Trevay' words of the Phsnician, Syrian, Perfian, Arabian, and Egyptian Languages tff^ific.
like- both (m The diuifion ofTongues was about an hundred yeercs after the Floud, -^». CJW««<i#
their oiigmal) 17^7. as Caluifms and Bttmingas account.

Dutch. Now that we haue fpoken of the 6rft Authors of the principall and firfl Nations,

let vs furuey the Lands and Inheritance, which God gaue vnto them, w hich was the

habitable Earth, This Earth, together with the Waters, makcona Glebe and huge

Ball.reftingonitfelfc, fupportcdby the AlmightiehandofGod, to the roundncflc

whereof, the high mountaines in comparifon of the whole, can bee fmall impedi-

c Of this fee ments,andarebut « as a few motes or duft flicking to a ball. Tofsidonius, Erato.

molt: Chap,*-. J}h(i7es„Hipparchus,Tii>jie,'Ptolomejr, and others, skilfuU in Geographic, hauecn-

deuoured by Art to finde out the true quantitie hereof : and although there appearc

difference in their fummes,yet tHat is imputed rather to the diuerfity of their furlongs^

whichfome reckoned longer then others, then to their differing opinions. Butnc-

uer had they fo certainc intelligence of the quantitie of the Earth, as in our time, by

dF.MagelkTies theNauigations of J Spaniards, « Englifh, and f Dutch, round about the fame, is

c t. Drake. giucnvs; Art and Experience confuking, andconfpiring together, toperfeftthc

1 .cai'.indifli. Science of Geographic. For whereas the Ancien.s diuided the world into three

S me ^^f the P^"5) ^ Afia, Africa, and Europe, and yet neucrknew the Eafl and North parts of

madcbutiwo: Afii, northc South of Africa, nor the moft Northerly parts of Europe: not onely

aicribing Afri- thcfc three are by Land and Sea farre more fully difcouered, but alfo •'three other

ca to Alia, as parts, no Icffe (if not much greater) then the former, are added to them ; namely, A-

Bi'aruSU^'ia, racrlcA (^^exicitna, and America Veruviana., and Terra Aufiralis^ or the Land ly-

v'i^m' 'i"o i'lg toward the South Pole, As for the feuenth part, which fome reckon vnder the

EurVp ",15 Z.K- North Polc,becaufe we haue no relation but ' from a Magician, a Frier of Oxford,

cfmatib.9.& called iV/c^o/<«i^f L«««.f, which might with as good confcicnce lie to vs, as by Art-

•PiuUtnm. Magicke take view of thofe Parts (otherwifc it is not certaincly knownc, whether it

hA.Mfginiu. be iovning to Aha, or whether it be Land or Sea) I therefore leauc itoutinthis diui-

Geog. C ■

i AIsrcnt.Tab. "°"' ,.,,r r.,ti»»i. ^ n ./-t 1

Vnucrfd, Europe is diuided ^ from Africkc by the Mediterranean Sea j from Alia by the

k Orte!..Mmat. Egeanand Euxine, Ma:otis,Tanais, and a line from the fountaincs thereof North-
Gm.l'hrjjf.&c. wards : on the North and Weft parts wafhed with the Ocean ; which running by
theftraitsofGibraltcr, floweth along the Coafts of Africke, to the Cape of Good
Hope,aBd chence paflcth all alongft on the Eaft-fide therccfinto the Arabian Gulfe,
wherc.byaNeckcof Land,iti$encounteied:ThisNccke, the Mediterranean, and
Ocean, doe hmitthebounds of Africa: The reft of the old Worldis Afia. America
C^fA'/f<j»<?, or North, and the South called Tfrat/M^^, arcfeuercd by the narrovT
ftraits of Dariene, in other places compafl'ed by the Sea : The South Continent is
verichttle knownc, and containeth the reft of the World, not bounded in thefor-
mrr limits. But in their particular places wee fhallheareof each of them mow

It cannot be >vithout fome great worke of God, thus in the old and decrepit


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JVgc of the World, to let it haue more pcrfed kndwkdgc of itfelfe; which wee
he oe, and pray, may be for the further enlargement of the Kingdome of C h r is t
Iii's vs, and propagation of his Gofpell; And, as in former times, in thofc thcit
difcoutrcd parts , the levves were fcattered , fome violently, Tome willingly ^
through A s I A, Af Ri c A,andEvR o P E,to vfher the Golpell into thofepartSj
jind make way for that which the moft of thcmlelucs reiedted : who knoweth, whe-
ther in the fecrct difpenfation of DiuincProuidencc, which is a co-worker in ciic-
ric worke , able cucn out of cuill to bring good , the Donations of Popes , the Na-
uigationsof Papifts , the preaching of Friers andlefuitsmay be fore-runners of a
further and tiuer manifcftation of the Gofpell, to the new-found Nations ? for euen
alreadie it is one goodfteppe of an Atheiftand Infidell tobecome a Prorelyte,al- a lefu'tanm
though with fomcfovlc: and againe, the Icfuites there cannot play the Statel-mcn, EpifMie.
asinthefe parts, yea » (themlclucs in their Relations being witncfles) they rather Thusdid Fr.
take the Euangelicallcoiirfes of thofe, which hccre they count Hcretickes, and by ''^'■'"''^andthe
laying open mens finne through the fall, and diuincluftice, onely by Chrift fatisficd, ^]^ lZ/g-^^^
rfoebcatedowne infidelitie with diligent Catechifing: although vpon that golden AciHveUrndi:'
foundation thev build afcerward their ownc Hay iind StHhbU,vi\z\\ their racke ofCBit- fcrip.&Mark

mayby that meanes be opened vnto this new World for their conucrtlon and rcfbr- CdbertJeMag.
macioii? And why may not the Englifh Expedition & Plantation in Virginia, and the '-i-niitlijSome
NauigationsofotherProtcftantSjhcIpe this way, if men refpecftcd not their owne ^'^"J'^ this la-
Pride, Ambition and Couetoufnefle,more then the truth and glorie of God ? But he ij>.„,/.« ircnetiis
thatbyFifhers conuerted thcoldWoild,and turned the wifdome of the World into asifhcehad '
foolifhncfl'e, fubdued Scepters by preaching the Croflc, yea, byfuffering it in him- biougluir one
felfe and in his members: is ableofthofeftonestoraifevp childrento ^^r^^^w.and ofCh:n.-iii<ro.
that by the mouth oi 'Babes and Suckjmgs , by weakeft meanes, whcuitpleafeth |^a^'^° ^5'"^
him. l.ct\sihtTc(oxe praj thi Lordof the Harne^ tofend forth Labourers mioihik cW; fit'fi fo'i<i

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