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with piles and barres. There are in it about fiftie great houfes, and in the middefl of e-
uery one a Court, in the middle whereof they make their fire. Before they came there,
they were forced to leaue their boats behinde, becaufe of certaine falls, and heard that
there were tliree more higher vp the ftieame, towards Sanguenay, which in his f thiid f liq-Car.j.
Voyage were difcouered.

Concerning the Religion in thefe parts of Canada , euen amongft the Sauages wcc
findefomcTradsand foot-prints ihereof, which neither the dreadfuU Winters hauc
quite frozen to death, nor thefe great and deepc waters haue wholly drowned, but that
feme fliadow thereof appeareth in thefe (liadowes of men, howfoeuer wildeandfa-
uagc, like to them which giue her entertainment. This people bcleeueth, faith laijuet
t- Cartier, in one which they call (^udm.iigni, who, fay they, often fpeakes to them, and
tells them what wearhcr will follow, whether good or bad. Morcouer, when he is an-
grie with them, hee cads duftinro their eyes. They beleeue that when they die, they
goe into the Starrcs, and thence by little and little defcend downe into the Horizon,c-
ucn as the Starres doe, after which they goe into certaine greene fields, full of goodly,
faire.and precious trees,flowers,2nd fruits. TheFrenchmen told them C«t/>-«,«/^«j was
»Diucll, and acquainted them with fomemyfteries of the Chriftian Religion, wherup-
on they condcfccnded and defiredbapcifme, the French excu(ed,and promifcd afcerto
bring Prietls for that purpbfc. -They liue in common togethcr,and of fuch commodi-
ties as their country yeeldeth they are well.flored.Thcy wed two or three wiucs a man,
which, their husbands being dead, ncuer marrie againe, but for their widdowes liuery
wcare a black weed all the daics of their life, beimearing their faces with colc-duft and
greafe mingled together, as thick as the back ofa knife.They haue a filthy and detefla-
ble vfein marrying their Maidens, firfl putting them (being rncc of lawful! age to mar-
rie) in a common pl3ce,asH3rlots,freefor eucry man that will hauc to doe with them,
vntill fuch time as they findc a m^tch.I hauc feen houfes as full ofruchpro(fitutes,as the
fchooles in France arc full ofchildren. They there vfe much mi^ruIe,riot,8iwantonnes.
They dig their ground with certaine pecces of wood, as big as halfc a fv.ord,where
they fow their Maiz. The men alfo doe much vfe Tobacco. The women labour more
then the men in fiflVmg and husbandiic. They are more hardie then the beafts,& would
come to our {hips ftatke naked , going vpon Snow and Ice, in which feafon they take
great ftore of beafts, Stags, Beares,Martcrns, Hares, and Foxes, whofcflefli they catc
raw, hauing firft dried it in the Sunne or flnoke , and lb they doc their fifh. They hauc
alfo Otters, Weafils.Beauers, Badgers, Conies : fowle and fifli great varietie : and one
fifli, called Adhothuis , whofe body and head is like to a Grey-hound , white as fnow.
Their grcateft iewell is chaines of Efurgnie, which arc fliell-fifhes , exceeding white,
which they take on this manner.When a captiue or other man is condemned to death,
' kill hinijand then cutflalhes in his moll flefhie parts,and hutle him into the Riuer

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Cornibots , whence after twclue houres they draw him, finding in thole cuts thcfe
Efurgnie, whereof they make bcades and chaines. They arc excellent for ftanchino of
bloud. Thus much out oiCartiir. In the ycare 1542. f Alonjiew Roherual was l^nt
to inhabit thofe parts. He faith that he built a Fort faire and flrong : the people hauc no
certaine dwelling place, but goe from place to place, as they may findc bcfl food, car-
rying all their goods with them.

It is more cold in that , then in other places of like height', as lohn Alfhonfe of
Xaniloigne'^&^rmnh, becaufe of the greatnefle of the Riuer which is frefli water, and
becaufe the land is vntillcd and full of woods. Wee may adde the cold vapours which
thcSunneexhalethinthat long paflagc ouer the Ocean, the abundance of Ice that
commeth out of the North-feas, and the windes which blow from them, and from the
cold fnowie hills in the way.

Samuel Champlain made a veiage to Canada i ($0 3 , and encountrcd with a bankc of
Ice eight leagues long in 45. j. deg. with infinite fmaller. The ftraits mouth from Cape
Ray to the Cape of S- L<««r*w*, within the gulfe of Canada, is eighteene leagues. He
oblcrued a feaft made by Anadabijen the great J'<?^4wo,in his Cabin : in which eight or
ten Ketles of meat were fct on feuetall fires , fixe paces afunder. The men fate on both
fides of the roome, each hauing a difh made of the barke of a tree .one appointed to
diuide to eucry man his portion. Before the meat was boiled.one tooke his dogge.and
danced about the Kettles fi:om one to another, and when he came before the Sagamo,
caftdowne hisdoggeiand then fucceeded another in the like exercife. After their
feaft, they danced with the heads ofihcir * enemies in theii hands, fome finging. Their
Canoas are of the barke of birch, firengthned within wtih little circles of wood, eight
or nine paces long, fit for ailiue and paffiue carriage. Their Cabins are low,like tents,
couered with the faid barke, the roofe open, a foot fpacc vncouered to let in light.with
many fires in the middeft; tenhoufholds, fometimcs together; they lie vponskinnes
one by another, and their dogs with them.

After a certaine feaft,the Algoumcquins(onc of thefc three Nations in leaguc)went
out apart, and caufcd all their women and maides to fit in rankcs, themfelues (landing
behinde finging .• fuddenly all the women and maides caft off their mantles of skinncs
and ftripped themfelues naked, not afhamed of their fl^amc, keeping on flill their Ma-
tachia(which ixc^ Pater ttofltrs 3nd chaines.enterlacedmadc ofthe haireofthePorkcf-
picke died of diuers colours). Their fongs ended, they cried with one \o\cc,He,ho,ho,
and then couered themfelues with their mantles which lay at their fcer.and after a while
rencwedthcirformcr fongs, and nakedncffe. Their Sagamo fate before the Virgins
and women, betweene two ftaues , whereon were hanged thofe enemies heads ; and
he exhorted the Montainers and Eflcchemaios to the like fignifications of ioy : which
then cried altogether, h»,ho,ho. When he was returned to his place, the great Sagamo
and all his companie caft off their mantles, their priuities only remaining couered with
a little skinne : and tooke each what they though: good , as Matachias , Hatchets,
Swords, Ketles, Flefh, &c. which they prefented to the Algoumcquins. After
this two of each Nation contended in running , and the befl runners were rewarded
with prefents.

They are well fet , of tawnie or oliuc colour by rcafon of their paintings : they are
liars, giuen to reucngc, without law. When a maide is fourteenc or fifteene yeares old,
fliee hath many I&uers, and vfeth carnall filthinefle with whom fheepleafeth,fo conti.
nuing fiuc or fixe yeares : and then takes whomfliec likes for her husband, lining with
himchaftlyall her life after, except for barrcnnefTe he forfakcher. The husband isiea-
lous,andgiuesprefents to her parents. When one dies, they make a pit , and therein
put all his goods with the corps, couering the fame with earth,and fetting ouer it many
pccccs of wood , with one ftakc painted red and fet vp on end. They beleeue the im-
mottalitie of the ibulc, and that the dead goc into farrc Countries to make mcrrie witb
their friends,

LMonfteur^ ChamfletH difcourfed with certaine Sauages yet liuing, of whomhcc
learned touching thcii Religion, that they beleeue in one God, who hath created

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all things : that after God had made all things, he tooltc a number of Arrowes, and did
fticke them into the ground , from whence men and women fprungvp, which haue
multiplied eucf fince. Touchmg the Trinitie , being asked, a Sagamos or Gouetnour
unfwexcdy^'TherewMoneoulj God,o»eSonne,t»eCMother,artdtheSa>!ne, whichvfere b Thcanrwer
foure Notwichftanding.'that Godwas oucrandaboueall: the Sonne was good.and odSpgnf^otia.
thcSunnealfo:butthe Motherwasnaughtanddid eat them , and that theFathcrwas cafcsotRcli-
not very good. Being asked, ifthey or their aunceftors had heard that God was come fj^sfonje.
into the World : Hce faid that hee had not feenehim; but that anciently there were v,h«agr«ctfi
Hue men, who trauelling toward the fetting of the Sunnc, met with God, who deman- wiih the Ma-
ded of them, whither goe yee ? They anfwcrfedwecgoetofeeke forourliuing. God nicheanand
faid. You fhallfinde it heere: But they not regarding, palfed further rand then God Pythagorean
with a fionc touched two of them, who were turned into (tones. And hee faid againc "'°"'^'
to the'thrcc other, whither goe yee? they anfwcred, and he replied as at firft:thcyyet
palTing further he tooke two ftaucs, and touched therewith the two formoft.and tranf-
formed them into (hues. Asking the third man whither hee went, hee faid to fecke his
liuing : whereupon he bad him tarrie, and hee did fo, and God gaue him meat, and he
did eat : and after he had made good cheare,he returned among the otherSauages.and
tdlde them all this tale. This Sagamos alfo tolde, that at another time there V/as a man
which had (tore of Tabacco , and God came and asked him for his pipe, which the
man "auc him, and he dranke much of it, and then brake the pipe. The man was offen-
ded hercat, bccaufe he had no more pipes, but God gaue him one , and bad him car-
rie it to his Sagamos ^ with warning to kecpe it well, and then he ftiould want nothing,
nor any of his. Since, the faid Sagamos loft the pipe, and found famine and other di-
flrcde : this feemeth to be the caufe, why they fay God is not very good. Being de-
manded what Ccremonie they vfed in praying to their God, hee faid that they vfed no
Ceremonie , but cucry one did pray in his heart, as he would.They haue among thcrri
fomcSaiiages, whom they call'Pt/efow'i, who fpeakevifiblytothcDiiiell, and hce tclS
them what they mu(t doe, as well for warre, as for other things. And if he fhould com-
mand them to put any enterprife in execution, or to kill a man , that they would doe
it immediately. They belceuc alfo that all their dreamcs are true. So fatreC^^OT/>/«».
In the yeare 1 6oi^.MonfieHr de Mo>)ts(z(.coi6'mg to a Patent granted him the ycare
before, for the inhabiting of Cadia, Canada, and other parts of New France, from the
fortieth degree to the fixe and fortieth) rigged two (hips , and bare with thofe parts
thattrendWc{tvvardfrcm Cape Breton, giuing names to places at pleafurc, orvpon
occafion. One Port was uzmcASaualet of a French Captaine,who was there a fiflii- g,
and had made this his two and fortieth voiage hither : an other was naiiied oiT^c^figno/^
vhofefhip was confifcated for trading there with the Sauages (a poore preferir,cnr,
to leaue name to a Port by his mifcrie) another was named Port Moutton , and with-
in a great Bay, they named another Port- Royall, where after they fortified. The In-
habitants of thefe parts were termed ^ez/naw^f. From them Weftward are the people
called Euchemtns, where the next Port.after you are pafl'cd the Riuer oiS.lohn , is Saint
CroJAT.wherc they erededaFort, and wintered. Thrcefcoreleagues Weft from thence
is the Riuer iiC««/^<fi^ : and from thence the Land trendcth North and South to Mala-
barrc. Authors place in that former extenfion of Land betwixt Eaft and Weft, a great
Towneand faire Riuer, called Norombega, by the Sauages called Agguncia. Thefc
French Difcouerers vtterly denie thii Hiftorie,affirming that there ate but Cabans here
and there made with perkes, and couered withbarkcs of trees,or with skins : and both
the Riuer and inhabited place is called Pemtegoet , and not Aggmcia. And there can
be no great Riuer (as they affirme) becaufe the great Riuer Canada hath ( like an infa-
liable Merchant) cngrofled all thefe water-commodities, fo that other ftreamcs are in
manncrbutmcerepcdiers.

The ArmoHchitjHois area traiterous and theeuifh people.next vnneighbourly neigh-
bours to the Etechemins: they arc light-footed and lime fingred, as fwift in running
away with their (tollcn prey , as the Grey-hound in purfuing ir. Champlem tcftifieth
that the ArmoHchiqueis arc deformed, with little heads, fhort bodies, armes fmall hke a
bone, ?^ are their thighs alfo; their Icgges great and long and difproportioncd with

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752' Of New-found-Land, NouaFrancia^JramheCjZS-c. Chap-4,



with likeneffe of propoition: when they fit on their hecles,their knees arc halfc a footc
higher then their heads. They arc valiant and planted in the beft Countric.

(jHonJicur du Point arriucd in thofe parts in the yeare a thoufand fixe hundred and
fine and ^« CJ^«»^^ remoued the French Habitation to xhtTort Roj/all. (Jlfonjiefirde
Pourtrwcourt fayled thither in the yeare a thouTand fixe hundred and fix, and with him
the Authour ofthe Booke called Nona Franeia s who hath written of the Rites and
a Marke Vf- Cuftomes of thef cCountries.He fayth, that the Armouchnjueis are a great people, but
carbot. hauc no adoration. They are vicious and bloudie. Boththey and the5(?«r/^»ow haue

the induftrie of painting and earning, and doe make ptdurcs ofBirds,Beafts, and Men,
both in ftone and wood, as well as the workmen in thefc parts. They, as is faid, afcribc
not diuincworftiip to any thing : but yet acknowledge fome fpirituall and inuifible
power, I know not by what Diuine luftice , and Iniuftice ot the Deuili, it comes to
pafle, that God hath giuen fome men vp fo farre vnto the Dcuils tyrannie, that he hath
baniflicd out of their hearts the knowledge and worOiip ofthe true God : and yet the
nature ofman cannot bee without apprehenfion of fome greater, and more excellent
Nature, and rather then want all Religion , they will haue a Religious-irreligious
commerce with the Deuili. Yea, the more all knowledge of God is banifiied, the ba-
ferfcruicedoemen, in doing and fiiffering, yeeld tothc Deuili :as(to leaueothet
partsto their ownc places) itfallethout in thcfe Regions. The Prince and greateft
Commander ofmen among them, feemcsby this niesnes to bee the Deuils Vicege-
rent, and by wifardly and deuillifh pradlifes to vp-hold his owne grcatnefie. So it was
•\N\i\iSagamos C^Uml^ertou : if any bodic were ficke nee was fent tor , hee made inuo-
cations on theDeuill, hce bloweth vpon the partie grieued , maketh incifion fucketh
thebloud from it: (a pradlife vfcd in very many Countries ofthe Continent and
Hands of America) if it bee a wound hee healcih it after the fame manner, applying a
round flice of Beauers ftones. Some prefent is therefore made to him , of Venifon or
skinncs.

Ifit be a queftion to haue newes of ihinges abfcnt , hauing firfl queflioned with his
fpirit, hee rendreth his Oracle, commonly doubtfnll, very often falle , and fometimes
true. He rendred a true Oracle ofthe comming of PoHtrincotm to dit Tont, faying, his
Deuili had tolde him fo.

WhentheSauagesarchungrie, they confult with UMeml^ertoHs Oracle, and hee
telleth them the place whither they (hall goe : and if there bee no game found, the ex-
cufc is, that the Beafl hath wandered and changed place : but very often they finde-.
And this makes them belecue that the Deuili isaCod , and know none other, al-
though they yeeld him no adoration. When thefe e^o«rw»/w ( fo they call thefe
Wifards) confult with theDeuill, they fixe a ftaffc in a pit , to which they tye a Cord,
and putting their head into the pit, make inuocations or coniurations, in a language
vnknowne to the others that are about,3nd this with beatings and hov\ lings vntii they
. fweat wijh paine. When this Deuili is come , the Mafter nyteutmoin makes them
bclceue that hee holds him tied by his cord , and hoideth fall againft him. forcing him
togiuehimananfwere, before hee let him goe. That done, heebeginneth tofing
fbmthingintheprayfes(asitfcemeth)of the DicuII,that hath difcouered fome game
vnto them , and the other Sauages that ate there n.ake anfwerc with fome concor-
dance ofmufike among them. Then they daunce with fongsi'T another, not vulgar,
language:afterwhich,they make afire and leapcoucr it , and put halfeapolcoutof
the top°of the Cabin , where they arc with fome thing tyed thereto, which the Deuili
carrieth away.

tj^entbertou czxtkA at his neckc themarkcof hisprofeffion, whichwasapurfe,

triangle wife couered with their imbrodercd worke.within which there was fomewhac

as big as aNut.which he faid wash's Deuili, called ex^o;/«^f»». This function is fuccef-

fiue.andbytraditionthey teach their cldefi Tonnes the myfierieof this iniquitic. E-

b JaMwoj fig- ueriei^.!>.tj<!»;o/eytheris,orhathhis^o«'»«oi«.

nificthaKing, The men and women wcarc their blackehaire long , hanging loofe ouerthefhoul-

or Ruler. der , wherein the mth f^icke a feather, the women a bodkin. They are much troubled

with a flinging flyc , forpreucntion whereof they rub themfelues with certaine kind



Chap.4- AMERICA. T he eight 'Booke. 755



of grcafc and oyles. They paint their faces with blew or redde , but not their bodies.
For tlieir marriages, they arecontra6ted with the confent of Parents, who will not
^iue tlicir Daughters in marriage to any except he bee a good huntcr.Thc women are
i'aid to be cha(i,and the contraricfcldome found :and though the husband hach manie
wiucs, yet ii there no iealoufie among them. The widowes here, ifthcir husbands be
killed, will not marrieagainc, nor cateflefh, till their death be rcuenged. Otherwife
they make no great difficultie (which Carticr reporteth of Canada) to marrie againe if
they findcafit match Sometimes the Sauages hauing many wines will giue one to
their friend, if he likes her fo to disburthenthcmfelues. The women eat not with the
men in their meetings, but a-parr. When they make feafis they end them with dances
all in a I ound, to which one fingeth; at the end of euery fong all make a loud and long
exclamation ; and to bee the more nimble, they ftrip themfelues ftarke naked. If they
hai-.e any of their enemies heads orarmes, they will carrie them (as a icwell) about
their necks whiles they dance, fometimcs byting the fam e.

Aftcrtheirfeadsthey wil dyct themfelues, liuingfomctj'mcs eightdaycsmorc'crlefle
wiji thefmokeof Tabacco. Theyarc in nothing laborious but in hunting. They fow
but fo much as will ferue them for (ixmoncths and that very hardly during the Winter
they retire, three or fouremoneths^pace, into the woods , and there liueon Acornes,
F.fli.andVenifon.They wafli not themfelues at mcalcS:Cxceptihey be monflrousfoUle,
and then wipe on their ownc or their Doggcs haires. Their entertainment is with fmal
complement; the gueflfitsdowneby his HofV,ifit be the King, takes Tabacco , and
then giues the pipe to him that he thinkcs the worthieft pcrfon in the companie. They
are dutifull to their Parents, obey their commandements, and nourifh their perfons in
a"e. They vfe humanitic to the wiues and children of their conquered enemies but the
men of defence they kill.Theirchicfc hunting is in Winter; they carrie alwayes tin-
der-boxes svith them, to ftrike fire when hunting is done, or night takes them. For
they follow the game fometimcs three dayes together.

Their Doggcs arelike Foxes, which fpcnd not, ncuer giue oner , andhaue rackets
tyed vndcr their feet, thebettc to runne on the fnow. They fceth the flcfli in a Tubbc
of wood, by putting ftonesheatedredhotthercin. The womens dutie is to flaythc
Bcaft and bring \t home. The Elian, Dearc, Stagge, and Beare,arc their game. They
takealfo with their hands Beucrs, which areofa cheft-nut colour, fliort legged, his
forefeet hauc open clawes, the hinder, finnes like a Goofc, the tayleskaled almoftot
theformeof a'Sole-fifli:icisthedelicateftpart of the beafl. The bead is fliort and
round, with two rankes of iawes at the fides; and before fourc great teeth (two about
andtwobeneath) with which he cuts downefmall trees. Hee builds on the brinkcsof
aLake,cu(^shis wood, therewith rayfeth a Vault; andbecaufe the waters fometimes
rife he hatha n vpper ftorie to betake himfelfto in fuch caferhe builds it Pyiamide-wife^
fometimes eight foot high, and daubes it with mud. He keeps his taylellill in the wa-
ter. They take him with their hands in a froft, one fraying him on the Ice , whiles ano-
ther feizeth on his neck. When one dies, they mourne for him long, euery cabin his
dayby courfe rafter that, they burne all his goods, and buric the bodie inagrauc:
■where when they hauc placed him , euery one makethaprefeiUof the be(t thing hcc
hath: as skins tocoucrhim, bowes,kniucs, orthelike.

Quebec* is a flrait of Canada, where is a goodly Countrie fiirnifhed with Okes, *^« Chamj/Uh-
Cyprefl'eSjWilde Vines, Peares , Nuts, Cherries, Goofe-berries, Diamonds, in the
Rockes of Slate and other profitable pleafurcs. They faw in fortic fiue degrees a Lake
fifteene Leagues long, and eight wide, with a Salt or full Net aboue three fadoine, but
very furious. The Sauages i elated to them of paflages to a fait lake, whereof they
knew no end, reaching fofarrefoutherly, that the Sunnefet to the North thereof in
Summer : it was foure hund. ed leagues from the place where the French then were. In
the ^yidditiotis to IVoua Fraticia mention is made of a lake about three fcore leagues Additions
long, with faire Hands in it.The Iroquois haue no Towncs; their dwellings and Forrs '»N.F.
are three or foure ftoricshigh,as in New Mexico. Another Lakeisfaid to continued
hundcred leagues in length , and fome conceiuc hopcof paflagctothc South Sea
thereby.

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The Scuruie or Scorbuch much confumed the French in thefe partes, adifeafe

, thatvfuallyattcndethcuillDyet, andmuch Saltmeatcs; v\hich, and want ofex-

crcifcconuenient, arcthe Harbengers of this fickncffe , in long fieges and Ndui-

gations. C(«r//>r/ companic were in a little time wonderfully cured hereof by a Tree

like CO SafTafras.

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0/^VlRG I N I A.

^Eaulng Ncw-FratKC, let vs draw nearer the Sunnc toNewBritaine
whole Virgin foile not yet polluted with Spaniards luft , byourUtc
Virgin-t^Mothirj was iuftly called Vtrgtma, Whether fhall I here be-
ginne with Elogies or Elegies ? Whether fhall I warble fucete Carols
inprayfeofthylouelyFace, thou faireftof Fjrp'»/, which from our
other Britaine. World , hath wonne thee Wooers and Surers , not
fuchasLeander, whofeloues the Poets haue blazed for fwimming ouer the Straits
betwixt Sertos and Abydus, to his loucly Hero; but, which for thy fake, hauefor-fakcn
theirMother-earth,encountcied the mofttcmpeftuous forces of the Ayre, and fo of-
ten ploughed vp NeptunesVli'incs, furrowing the ang'rie Oce3n,and that to mcke thee
of a ruder Virgin, not a wanton Minion; but, an honcft and Chriflian Wife ? Or fhall I
change my accent, and plainemee (for I know not of whom, to whom, to complane)
of thofe difaducntures, which thcfe thy louely Louer^ haue fu(kinedin(eekingthy
louc What cnuic, I know not, whether of Nature, willingtoreferueth's Nymph for
the treafuiie of her ownelouc teRified by the many and continual prcfentsofa tem-
perate Clymatc, fruitfuU Soile, frefh and faire ftreamcs, Jweet and Ii IfoniC Ayrc , ex-
cept ncarc the fliore (asif her iealouspolicie had prohibited forrainc Sutcrs.) or of
thcfauagelnhabitantSjVnworthie to embrace with their ruflike armesfo fvveetabo-
fome& to appropriate with greateft difparagment fo faire a Virgin to Sauage Loucs:or
haply fome^conceiued indignitie, that fomc Parents fhoujd thither fend their moft vn-
tuly Sonncs, and that our "Britannia fliould make her Virginian lap to bee the voider,
for her lewder and more difordered Inhabitants, whofe ill parts haue made diftaflfiill
thofe kinder offices of other our Britain^ Worthies which elfe had beene longfince
with greateft gladneffe, and the recompenfc of her feUe entertained .- Or whether it be
Virginian modeftic, and after the vfe of Virgins, fliee would fay nay at fitft , holding
that louc fureft in continuance, which is hardeft in obtay ning : Whether any, or all of
thefe, or what elfe hath hindred; hinderedweehaue beene, andhaue not yet obtained
thefuU fruition of herLoue, andpoiTefHon ofher gainefullDowrie, which yet now
(more then euer before) (he feen eth to promile,and doubtlefl'e wil quickly pftforme,



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