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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downcthe cheekcs and about th: eieswith blewfireekcs. ThcfeSauages intercepted Labrador.
fiue ofour men, and the Boat : Ours alio tooke one of theirs, which they brought into ^"'J' '^ '"?">«
England, where they arriued the fccond ot Oilober,' i f 76. He had taken poileflion of home t^wo '
the Countrey in right of the Qiicenc, and commanded his con pany to bring eucry one yccresfince,
fomcwhat, in w iincfle of the fame. One brought a pcece of blacke Stone, like Sea- coalc leund onfhore
■which was found tohold Gold in good quantity . Whereupon a fecond Voyaoe was '" Creeneland,
made the next yeare 1577, to bring Ore. And comming to thofe Straits in Iu!y, found p^^^g'^jS"*
themiti manner fhulvp with along Mure of Ice, which fometimc indangered their I'oeles (hip, 7.
Shippcs, cfpccislly on the nineteenth of that Monetb. They found a great dead Fifli, footandahalf
round like a Porcpis, twtluefootelong, hauing fsHorneoftwoyardes, lacking two ^°"53 andfold
ynches, growing cut of the Snout, wreathed and flraight, like a Wax Taper, and might *!""." ^°^'
be thought to be aSca-Vnicorne. It was broken in the top, wherein iomc of the Say- prou"d°good
Icrs faid they put Spiders, which prefently died. I: was rcferued as a lewell by the againft poi-
Quecnes consmandement.inher Wardrobe of Robes. They went on ftjorc, and had fons:andfuch
fomccncounter with the inhabitants, which were of fo fierce and terrible refolution aonewasta-
that finding themfclues wounded, they leapt oft'the Rockes into the Sea, rather theti j^="/'P'*-y«8
they would fall into the hands of the Enghfli . The reft fled . One woman , with her Norfblke and
child, they tooke and brought away. They had taken another of the Sauages before, fouldbyanig-
This Sauage had before, in the Ship, fcene the Pjfturc of his Country-man, taken the norantwoman
yecre before, thought him to be aliuc, and began to be offended, that he would not an- ^°/ ' **• P^"<^<^.
fwerhim i with wonder thinking, that our men could make men liueand die at their g^lla ^u°^^^
pleafurc . Butflrange were the geflurcs andbehauiour of this man and the woman, gainft"noirons
when they were brought together; which were put into the fame Cabbin, and yet gauc as I was told
fuch apparant fignes of (hamefaflncflc and chaflity, as might be a (hame to Chriflians to ''Y ^'- '^»^'
come fo far fhort of them. Sxlmm of

Where they could hauc any Trade with the Sauages, their manner of Traflfique was, hadi pc«c
to lay downc fomcwhat oftheirs, and goc ihcit way, expc»3jng, that our men fliouldlay ofu,


740 Ofthe'N.orth parts of theKewWorldjis-c. Chap.^,

downc fomewhat in lieu thereof; a«d if they like of their Mart, they come a<»ainc and
takeit: otherwife,thcy take away their ownc, and depart. They made figncs, that their
C^f<r/?otf,orKing,wasainanofhighcrftaturcthen any of ours, and that he wai carried
vpon mens fliouldcrs.

They could not learne what became of the fiue men they lofl the yeare before • onely
they found feme of their apparcll; which made themthinke they were eaten. They la-
ded themfe'ucs with Ore, and fo returned. And withfiftcene fayfc the next yeerc 1578
a third Voyage for difirouery was made by the faid Captainc and General!. He went on
tFriflandisih fliore the twentieth of lune on Fiieflandt, which was named by them Weft England
lenoth 15. where they efpiedcertaine Tents and People like thofe oiMeta Irwogmta. Thepeopla
leagues: the fl^d, and they tdund in theirTents a box of fmal.1 nayles , redHerrings, and Boordsof
Southern part Pjrre-tree wellcur, with other things artificially wrought: whereby it appeareth, that
latitude of57 they arc workemcn themfelues, or hauc trade with others. Some of them were of opi-
degrcesjSconc nion.Thntthis was firme land with Meta Incognitit, or wichGronlandj whercuntothe
fecond.ibfl«>w multitude of Hands of Ice, betweene that and Metet Incogmtaindaccd them. In depar-
fftars, jji^g from hence, the Salamander (one of their Ships) being vndcr both her Courfes and

Bonets, happened to flrikcon a great Whale with her full flemme, with fuch a blow,
that the Ship flood flill, and neither ftirrcd forward nor backwards. The Whale thereat
made a great and hideous noyfe, and calling vp his body and tayle, prefcntly fanke vn-
dcr water. Within two dayes they found a Whale dead, which they fuppofcd was this
which the Salamander had ftrikcn.

The fecond of luly they entred in ^^ith the Straits , the entrance whereof was barred
with Mouiuaines of Ice, wherewith the Barke DemU, was funkc, to the hinderance of
theirproiedts. For in it was drowned part of a houfc, which they had intended toe-
re(5l there for habitation. The men were faued. The other Ships were in very greatdan-
ger, the Seas muNering Armies of ycie fouldiours to opprcfle them, vfing other naturall
iiratap.emcsofFogg s ar.d Snowes to further thefectuclldefignej.

Thcfelcie Hands fecmc to hauc beene congealed in the Winter further North, in
ult feemeth ^^''^le Bayes, " 01 R ucr<, and with the Summers Sunnc being loofed, and broken out of
they areof their nstuiallprifons, offer themfelues to alloutrages, whereto the fwift Currents and
frcniwaters, cold Windes willcondud them. Strange it is to fee their greatnefle, fome notleffe then
-'^"f'^rt!'" halfe a mile about, and fourefcorefai homes abouc water, befidesthe vnknowne depth
the'sunmd- beneath : flraRge_the multitude ; ftrange the deformed fhapcs : if this be not more
ting the tops, flrange, that they fometimes faue with killing, and fuffcr men to moore their Anchors
caufethrils of on them, and to get vpon them to worke againft them, for the fafegard of their Ships:
frcfli water iq j]^^^ bloudy enemies (bould cntertaine them with difports, to walkc, Icape, fhout, for-
^"" h"^""^' ''^ "'''^^ ^''*'™ '"y ^ '"'^' without any Veffell vnder them (according to M. Bests Rid-
toeethcr^make ^^^) ^"'^ ^ hundred and ten miles from Land fluould prcfent them with running flreames
aprettie of frefli Waters, able todtiue a Mill . ThePloud was there nine hourcs, theEbbebuc

ftrcame. three. A flrong Current ranneWeflwards. The people referable much the Tartars, oc

ratherthcSamoeds, inapparrell, andmannerofliuing. It is colder here in 62. then p.
one. degrees more Northerly toward the North-eafl, wkich (itfeemeth) comes t©
paffe by the Windes, Haft, and North-eaft , which from the Ice bring fo intollerable a
cold. The people are excellent Archers; a thing generall throughout America. Befides
Sealcsikinnes,they vfc the skinncs of Deere, Beares.Foxes, and Hares, forApparrel,
and the cafes alfo of Foulcs fowed together , They weare in Summer the hairy fide out-
ward; in Winter, inward ; orelfe goenaked, Theyflioot attheFilh with theirdarts.
They kindle fire with rubbing one flicke againft ano ther.Thcy vfe great blackc Dogges,
like Wolues, to draw their Sleds, and a lefle kind to eat . They hauc very thin beards.
In the bcflofSummer they hauc Hailc andSnow (fometimes a foot deepe, which frec-
zeth as it falles) and the ground frozen three fathome deepe . They haue great flore of
Fowle, whereofour men killed in one day fiftecnc hundred. They haue thickerskins,
and are thicker of Downe and Feathers then with vs, and therefore muft be flayed. The
Sunne wasnotabfcntaboue threebouresanda halfc: all which (pace it wasvery light,
of that they might fee to write and read.

Hence is it, that thofe parts nccrc (and perhaps vnder) the Pole arc habitable : the


C H A P.5 • AMERICA. The eighth 'Booke. 74 1

continuance of the Sunnes prefcnce in their Summer, heating and warming with liiicly
chenftiment all Creaiures : and in the Winter, by bis oblique motion, Icauing fo long a
tvvy-light ; and the increafed light "of the Mione, thcSunnes great and diligent Lieu- xThc Moone
lenantTthe brightncfle of the Stars and wh.tenefle of the fnow, not fufFering them to be fctteth iiot,nor
quite torlornein darkneffe. The beafls,fowIc5, and fiflies, which thefe mcnkill,3re their ||^^p"""^^j.g^ i^
houfes, bedding, meat, drinke.hofc, thread, fliooes,apparf 11, and failcs, and b0?t«,and on'^^. bdng^n"
aituoft all their riches. Bcfides their eating all things raw, they will eat graffe and ftirubs Cancer.
like cur kine : and morfels of Ice, to fatisfie thirfl.They haue no hurtful! creeping things
but Spiders ; and a kinde of Gnat is there very troublefome. Timber they haue none
growing, but as the vndermining water doth fupplant and bring them from other pla-
ces. They are great Inchanters. When their heads ake, thry tie a great flone with a
firing into a flicke, and withcertaine wordsefFciSt, that the Hone with all a mans force
will not be lifted vp, and fomctimcs fcemes as light as a feather jhoping thereby to haue
hcbf. They made fignes, lying groueling with their faces vpon thcground, makin^ja
noife downcward , that they worftiip the Diuell vndcr them . There is no flefh or fifti
which theyfinde dead (fnell it neuer fo filthily) but they will eate it, v ithout any other
dKflino. ThcirDccrc haue skinnes like Affes, and feet l^rge, like Ox^n , wbichwere
mealured feuen or eight inches in breadth, There are no Riucrs ot ruiiuing Springs, but
fuch asthcSunnecaufethtocomeof fuow. Sometimes they will perboilc their meat a
little, in kettles made ofbeafls skim , with tf cblcud and water whiih they dr-nke ; and
licke'thebloudy knife with thcjrrot3gue5 : Thislckingis tVemcdicinc alio for iheir
wounds. They (ccme to hauerrafficke with other Nations : fiom whom they haue a fmal
quantity of Iron. Their fire they make of Heath and Mofle. In their leather boates they
row with one oare fafler, then we can in our boates with all our oares.

MafletM«D4»«y intheyeerc i 5 8 5. made his firfl voyage for this North- weft Dif- ^rj^^°^^^'^
couery , and in fixty ibure degrees, and fifteene minutes, they came on fbore on an Hand, °^^ y^nt^n %y
wheretheyhadfijihtoftheSauages, which feemed to worfhip the Sunne. Forpoint- uhnjames.
jng vptotheSun with their hinds,thev would flrikethtitbreaflshard with their hands:^f ,iw
which being anfwered with like adtion of thcEnglidijWas taken for a confirmed league
and they became very familiar. They firfileapfd and danced with akind of Timbrel,
which theyftruckewithaflicke. Their apparell wasofbeafts and birds skins, buskins,
hofc,gloues,&c. Some leather they had which was dreffed like the Glouers 'leather,
Thefixt of Auguli they difcoucredUnd in 66.40. They killed wh'te Beares, one of
whofe fore-feet were fourcteene inchesbroad , fo fat that they were forced to caft it a-
way. It feemed they fed onthegraflc, bytheirdang, which was like to Horfe-duog,
they heard Dogges howleon the fliorc , which were tame : They tilled one with a
collar about his necke : he had a bone in his pifle ; tbefe it feemed were vfed to the fled,
for they found tvvofleds.

The next ycere he made his iccond voyage, wherein he found the Sauage people tra-
dable. They are great Idolaters, and Witches. They haue many Images which they
weare about them, and in their Boates. They found a graue, wherein were many buri-
ed couered with Scales skinnes, and a Croffe laid ouet them. One of them made a fire
of Turfs, kindled with the motion of a flicke in a pccce of a boord.which had a hole half
thorow, into which he put many things , with diuers words and ftrange geflures : out
men fuppofed it to be a facrificc. They would haue had one of the Englifli to fland in
the fmoke , which tbenifclues were bidden to doe , and would not by any meanes;
whereupon one of them was thtufl in , and the fire put out by our men . They ajre very
theeuifli. They eattawFifb, graffe and Ice ; and drinkefalt-watcr, Heerc they faw a
whirle-winde take vp the water in great quantity, furioufly mounting it vp into the
aire, three houres together with little intermiflion . Theyfoundin dj.deg. 8. min.a
flrangc quantitie of Ice in one entire maffe, fo bigge, that they knew not the limits ther-
of, very high, in forme of land , with Bayes and Capes like high-diffe-land j they fcnt
their Pinncflc tocifcouerit , whicbrcturned with information , that it wasonely Ice.
This was the feuenteenth of luly, 1 586. and they coafted it till the thirtieth ofluly . In
66.dcg. 3 J. min, they found it very bet, and were much troubled with a flinging Flie,
tzWiiiMHskitt, All the Lands they favv feemed to be biokcB, and Hands ; vvhichthey



Of the North parts of the «e"ft? rVorld, ^c. Chap,3.


his nydrogra-
phicai difcrip-

*M. Hii/fe hath
many written
by cer.'fomii
Toetf, cherry
Hand in 74-
foaie fay 74-t

coaflcd Southwards, till they were in foure and fiftie and a halfe, and there found hope
of a paffage. In the fame voyage^ he bad fent the Sun-ftiine from him in <5o. degr. which
went to Ifeland, and on the feucnth of luly bad fight of Gronland , and were hindered
from harbour by the ice. They coaflcd it till the laft of luly. Their houfesiKcre the Sea-
fide were made with peeccsofwood, crofled ouer with poles, and couered with earth.
Our men plaied at foot-ball with them of tht Hand.

The third voyage was performed the next yecre, i jSj. wherein Mafler « Dauis difco.
uercd to the 75. degree, finding the Sea all open , and forty leagues betweene land and
land, bauing Greenland ( which bath an Hand neereiton thcWcft, for the lothfome
virw ofthefliore couered with fhow, without wood, earth, orgraffcto befccne, and
the irkci'orne ncife of the Ice called Defolatwn ) in 59. on the Eaft, and America on the
Wefl. TheSpai'iftiFleete, and the vntimcly death ot Mailer S'.cretary^f:?^*?^^*?;^^,
(the Epitome and fummaiie of Humane worthinefie) hindered the profccution of thefe
tended Difcoueries.

Imight here addediucrs Voyages roCherry Hand, whercthey haucthoufandsof
Morfes, the Teeth and Oyle whereof ycelde themnofmall commodity. Therealfoare
manyBeares. They killed one whofc skin was i;. footelong. Imight here recreate
your wearied eyes with a hunting fpc flacic of the greatcfl chafe which Nature yceldfth,
I mcanc the killing ofthc Whale. When they cfpy him on the top of the water, ( which
fome fay he is forced to for to take breath) they row toward him in a Shallop, in which
the Harponierftands ready, with both his hands todarthisHarping-iron , to which is
fattened a line of fuch length, thatthc Whale (w^ich fuddenly, feeling hin.felfe hurt,
finketh to the bottom) may carric it downe with him, facing before fitted, that the Shal-
lop be not therewith indangcred ; comming vp againc they againe flrike him , holding
him in fuchperfuit, till after flrearacs of water, and next that of blood, caftvp into the
Aire and water (as angry with both Elements, v hich hauc brought thither (uch weakg
hands to his diliru6\ion ) bee at laft yccldeth his flainc carkaffe as meed to the conque-
tours. They tow him to theShip with two or three Shallops made fad to one another:
and then floting at tlic fternc of the Ship , they cut the blubber ot fat from the flc(}i,in
pceccs three or foure footc long, which after at fhorc arc cut rmaller,3nd boy'ed in cop-
pers : which done they take them out and put them into wicker baskets, which are fet
ir Shallops halfe ful of water, into which the Oile runneth, and is thenceput into buttcs.
ThisWhak-fifliing isyeerely nowvfedby our men in Greene-land, with great profit.
Theordinarylengthof a WhaleisfiAticfoote, and not fo huge as 0/^whath written,
who makeththc Mots alfo as biggc as an Elephant, But let vsnow returiie toour

Ill the yecre 160a. Captaine Gwr^f f^^w»cK/^ madeavoyagecf Dlfcouery tothe
North-weft, with twoFlie-boats , fet foortti by the Mufcouie Company : la w the South
part o^Cjronland, and had water in 1 20.fadome, blackc, as thicke as puddle,and in a lit-
tle fpaceclecre, with many fuch entcrchanges. The breach of the Ice made ajioifeas a
thunder ci3p,8£ oucrturning had funke both their V^ flcls,if they had not with great dili-
gence prcuented it. They had floreofFogges, Tome freezing as they fell. In 68. 5 3. they
cncountrcd an Inlet 40. leagues broad, and failed Weft and by South in the lame a 100.

James Hall An. 1^05. failed to Greenland from Denmarke, and had like encounters
of Ice, yeelding in the breach no lefle noifc then it fine Canons had beene difcharged :
with people alfo like thofc, which in Frobtjhersyoy^^t arc mentioned ; they make lailes
ofguttes fowed together, for their fifiiing Boates , and decciue the Scales w ith Scales-
skinncgarmcnts. Grenlandis high, mountainous, full of broken Hands alongft the
CoafiSjRiuersnauigable, and goodBayes,fuIloffi{li. Betweene the Mountaines are
pleafant plaincs and vallics, fuch as a m^n would fcarfe beleeue. He faw ftore of Fowle;
Greenlandare no beafls but blacke Foxes, andDcete. Thepeople feemedakindeofSamoydes, wan-
no people nor dering in Summer by companies for Hunting and F;£hing, and remouingfi:om place to
place with their Tents and Baggage : they areofreafonableftaturc, browncjafliue,
warlike, eate raw mcate, or a little perboiled with bloud , Oile, or a little water which
they dtinke : their apparel, beafts or fovvles skinacs; the hairy or feathered fide outward


G. Weymeinh,

James Uall his
4. voyage to

This Gron-
land is Wcft-
watd from
leagues. In


Chap.j AMHRICA. The eight ^Qoke: 743

in Sumnicr, m Wint; r inward : their arrowcs and dam with two feathers, and a bone-
nead : they haue no wood but drift : they wcrfliip the Sun.

Juno i6o6.Hemadea fecond voyage thither: found their Winter houfcs built with "This voyage
Whalcsboiies, couered with Earth : and Vaults two yards deepe, vndertheEartb, waswrittenby
fqdare. They call Greenland in their language J<'f<«««»5<«. Vp within the Land they i"^' .^''*^"-
haue a King carried on mens fliouldets. The next ycere he failed thither the third time: ^^, Baifi^./ilen
* and in a fourth voyage * i(5i2. was flainc there by a Sauage, in reueng as was thought salkwesoi
for fome of the people before fhipped from thence.Thcy haue Hares white as f iow,with Redriffe told
longfurre -. Doggcswliichhueonfifli, whofe pifles, as alfo of their Foxes , arebone. roeHa//was
Their Summer worke is to dry their FiQi on the Rockes . Euery one both man and wo- ^^'"^ '" ^^-
man, hauceachofthemaBoate, made with long peecciofFirre coucred with Sealcs ^^'
skinnes.fowcd with fiiiewes or guts, about 20. footelong, and two 4 broad, like
afhittle; folight,ihat one may carry many of them at once ; folwift, that no Ship is a-
blc with 3 1V wi:ide to hold way with them , andyetvfe buio.icoare which they hold
by the middle, in the middcft of their Boat, broad at both ends, wherewith they row
forwards and backwards acplcafure. Generally they worfliip theSunnc, to whieh they
pointed afiurapp.och(hi;h 5<?j^»J ftr-kingontheirbreafts, and crying //jwr , not *©a««ij,eji-
comrriinoneere till you doethefanie. Theyburyin out-Ilaiids ont'ie top* of hi'sin tionsthefame
heapcsof flones tnprcftruc frTm the Foxes .making another graue ha d by , wherein voy.t,
they place bisBuwand Arrowc3,DjrtJ,and ether his vtenfils. They bury ihem in their
apparrc !1, md the cold kee pes them from piitrefa£lion.

Inth; Greeneland voyagei^i i. from Cherry Hand toward Greenland, they me:
vvitli a b^nUeoflce^o. le gnes long : and ran alongft another 120. leagues. One place
iheynatT'cHSmit sTowerin77. lat.and :?4.1ong. Crafferodc i>)79. ij'.Saylingfur-
ther they m'. t with Ice,{iiow, windcs and a high fca. They loO the Ships ElK^abeth and
Ma-n Marget . At their hrrtcomming, all was couered withfiiow, a: their departure
thetopsof thchilsandpl.iines hadrecciucdanew liueryofgreene moffe , andalittlc
"ffifle. The Aire was mitlie like nighr.Thcy found many fit Deere, many white Bcarcs,
with white, gray, and dunne Fox?s.There was a bird called an A11«h, which beats the o-
thcr ;>irds till they vom't their pray for him to deuoure .- and then difm ff. th them with
little mcate in their bellies or feathers on their backcs. They find Morfes,Sea-vnicorncs
homes, white Partreches, Wilde- geeflc, but not a bulTi or tree. -^

y#«w(? I <?o6 Mf.MwA'^tj/'// made a North-weft voyage, loft his Ship, funkewith lo. Knights, S'
icc,andwas with three more of his company furprifcd by the Sauages : ofwhofelan- *'wastoldby
guage he wrot a piitty Diaionary, which I haue fcenc w ith M^ Hakjujt. ^« rfcf'S

Henrj Hftdfon , 1607. difcouered further North toward the Pole , then perhaps any of Hull had
"before him. He found himfclfei:i J5o.deg. zj'.whcretheyfcltit hot,anddranke vva- becnein 8j.,
tcr to coole their thirlKTheyfaw land to 82. and further : onthefliorethcy hadlnow, H<jl(luyts head-
Morfcs teeih, Decrcs homes, Whak-bones, and footing ofother bcafls, w ith a ftreamc j^nJin Green-
of frtfii water. Tiientx:yeere 1608. hcfet forthonaDifcoucry totheNorth eaft,3t ^'^^L°^,^j^
which t imc they met, as both himfeife and Iftet haue tefiified, a Marmaid iw the Sea.fecn y^,,) ^^ j^ ^o,
by Thomas Hi/siudRol>ert Twiner. Anothervoyage he made 1609. andcoafledNew,. deg.
found-land, and thence along to Cap Cod. His iaftandfatall voyage was 1610. which
Imentioned in my former edition , relating the fame as Hejfehm (jerardm bad guided
me, by his card & reports, who afifirmeth that he followed the way which Captain fVtn-
wWhadbeforefearchcdby Z«w/if7J /»/£•«-, in 61. palling thorow the ftrait to jo.
&c.Bat hauingfincemet with better inftru61:ions,both by the help of my pain'ul friend
Mf. Hakluyt* (to whofe labours thefe of mine are fo much indcttcd) and fpecially from » j^^ roR,B,u„
him, who wasafpeciall fetter forth of the voyage ; that,!eaincd and induflriousGch- nicatedtonie
tleman. Sir. Dudley Digges (how willingly could I here loofc my ff Ife in a parenthcfis of Hudfom ab-
his duepraifes ? to whom thefe fludies haue ftemed to defcend by inheritance in diuerfc ft^a, Th wit^
defccnts.improued by proper induftrie, employed to publike good both at home and in t" ^[f"^^''f"\-
ibifcoueries and Plantaions abroad, & for my particular,but why fhould i vfe words, voyage °
vnequalipavtohim, vnequallftay tothec? ) from himi lay, fogreatafurthercr ofthe
North-wcfl Difcouerif, and of your Difcoiiercr the poore Ptlgrtmand ha Ttlgrmage,
hauingreteiued full relations, 1 haue bccne bold with the Reader to infcti this Voyage
more largely. Sff la


Of the North parts of the ne-^ World, ^c. Chap,3.

SirTfci»- Smiih-

•Eaft Indies,
mer Hand-),
Mulcouia &r.
are kept the
courts, con-
fultations &c,
I alfo hane
beene behol-
den to him in
* A.lo.Cfpm-

Hud font wm-

A ftrange tree.

. *Thefe were
theworft or
weakcftof the

Iiuheyccrc \6io.S\x Thomas Smith (ktitnotgrccue thcc , ifhcerealfolacknovv""
led-'caclebc, fiich arc poorc Pilgrims payments ; and is net this he at whofe forge and
anuilUiaue beene hammered To many irons for Neptiine,not with JWa-w bis arrogance,
who fometimcs cafl fetters into the Heliefponr, but with true cffefts of conautft ? Mee
thinkes I fee here the (lerne that w itb little locall fiirring guideth fo many Ships to many
of thofc* Ports, which our Pilgrimage hath vjfited, ) this Sir Thomas Smith, S'nDudIr
Digges, undM. lohn}VjFienholme,^\\!n other their friends, furniflicd outthcfaid Hm-
ry Hudjon, to trie if through any of thofe Inlets, which Dams i'aw , but durH not enter,
on the Wcftcrnfideof Prifr^wD^JwV, any paflage might be found to the otherOcean
called the South-Sea. There Bsrke was named the Difcouery.They pafTed by Ifland,and
faw Mount HeBa cafl out fire fa noted (ignc of foulc weather towards ; others conceiiie
themfelucs anddecciue ethers with I know not what Purgatory fables hereof confuted
by Arttgrin Jonas *3n Iflander , whoreproueth this and many other drcamcs related by
Authors, faying, that from the yeere ijfS. toi5P2. itntu:rcafl forthany flames) they
left the name to one harbour in Ifland, Loufyhaj : they had there a Bath hot enough to
fcald a foule.Thcy rcifcd Gron!and the forth of lune, and Defolations after that, whence
they plied North-wefl among I'andsof Ice, whereon they might run and play, and filled
fwecte water cut of Ponds therein : feme of them agroimd in fixe or fcuen fcore fadomc
water, and on diucrfe of them Bca-^cs, and Patriches, Thcygaucnames toccrtaincl-
hadiof Gods menjf, Priwe Henries for/afjd, K.I^.meshtsCape , ^AnnesC^ipc. One
morning in a Fogge they were carried by a fe t of the Tide from the N.E. into one of the
Inlets aboue mentioned, the depth whereof and p'ying forward ofthe Ice, m^de Hud-
fon hope it would prooue a through-fare , After he had failed herein by his computati-

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