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uenturerSjif the blooming of our hopes be not blaftcd with our negligence,

Asforthe want o\(\icctK?:\\->'Cntxto,c,n-eat fttccefnb^ orito^qMifcjuu ah e'HentHfaEtam-
tandafatet. Reafqnfhouldpreuaile with men 5 Icauefenfc andcuent of things, as an
argument for hearts. That reafon which flieweth Virginia's more then pofiibilitics
and probab.lities.dotholfo point out the cauies of thoic ill fucccfles : Dilcontcnts at ^^''^°^f 'J,^^'^_
Sea.Ignoranccofthe Countrey, and of their language, Diuiiion in the CounccU, '^^^l^\i^^^_ ^
Comm3iiders(romcofthem) not skilfullSou]diers,nor forward Aducnturers, Care to cefl'einthis
xeladc the fhlps before they could prouide houfes or visuals. Ambition, Crueliic, Plantation.
Neglcaofthe feafonsforFifh,andland-commoditics,brackiniflimie waterat lames D'mtia qui
Fort,Rior,Sloth,falfe information in England, fending ill people that confumed the f"''^'"'
left with idiencs, want of Authoritie to punifh them Jniuries to and from the Sauages,
and yet a neceffity of their vfe and helpe/ickenefle caufcd by the groffe and vaparous

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aire and foile about lames TowHe,znd drinking water,the thccuifh truckc & exchange
which fom fecrctly held with them the treachery offugitiues,falfliood of the fauagcs,
and the many many faults (as they report) of Mariners in priuacc truckings & night-
inarts,both with our men and fauages,their long Hay & fpending the Colonics rclecfe,
befidcs extraordinary cafualties of firc,coldjfhipwrackc ; and (ifwe beleeuc " Oniedo^
and obferuc the like amongft the Spaniards) the very aire of the Indies fccmes to be of
inclination & difpofition to contention$,which eafi y ruine & diflolue the greateft and
beftenterprifcs.that I fpcake not oftheDiuels malice to Chriftian hopes. Experience
hath now mademcn wifer,bothtopreuent& rcmedicthefe euils,& to order their pro-
cecdin^s accordingly. And althoughFamc fills not our earcs with fo often and many
Virginfan rumors.as aforctimes,yct we know that ftill waters are deepeft,and we can-
not but hope that thofe worthy Virginian-Confuls °, cutiUAndo reHitmnt rem, rather
with carefull prouidence and watchfull diligence working furc , then with humorous
h3ftineslayingfoundationstoalcifurelyrepentance;feekingmorc the common good
there then to be the common talk of here. Oncc,they there maintain themfelucs now
a long time without the wonted charge to the Companie, and diuers of our Nobilitie
and Centric do now (as after a long flumber)whilc we are writing thcfe things.againe
bethinkc them of this Virginian Plantation.whercunto the profitable neighbourhood
of the Summer lies, or Bermudas will be good furtherance. God Almightie profpcr
both thiZthefyordmaj^eeoHt o\'Ecvmudz,andthe Lawefthe LordfiomVir^mZtto
a truer conuerfion of the American world.ihen hitherto our Humorifts,or Spaniflrin- •
folencic haue intended.

Forthedefcriptionofihecountrie,M'.H/i;^/«;f from others relations in his third
Volume ofvoyages hath written largely of thole parts, difcouercd for ^\t iVa/ter Ra-
Uifh.Concenmg the latctjCaptain lehn Smith,pzit\y by word of mouth.partly by his
map therof in print,& more fully by a PManufcripi,which he courtcoufly communica-
ted to me, hath acquainted mc with that whereof himfelfc with great perilland paine,
had beene the difcouercr.bcing in his difcoueries taken Prifoncr,as rs before faid.and
cfcaping their furieyea receiuing much honor and admiration amongft them , by rea-
fon of his difcourfes to them of the motion of the Sunne.ofthe parts of the World, of
the Sea Scc.which was occafioncd by aDial then found about him. They carried him
pnfoner to Pe»fe-aM*, and there beganncthcEnglilh acquaintance with thatfauagc

Emperour.

The fumme of his obferuationin that and other Difcoueries fincc, concerning
the countrie.is this : Virginia is ficuatebctwecnc :?4 and 44. degrees ofNorthcrly la-
titude ; the bounds whereof on the Eaft fide are the great Ocean^Florida on the South,
on the North Neua Franeta : the Wcfterne limits are vnknowne. But that part which
began to be planted by the EnglifhSoutherneColonie.in the yeareidctf.isvndcr the
degrees 37,58,and 39, The Temperature agvecth with Englifh bodies, not by other
mcanes diftempered. The Summer <5 is hot as in Spaine , the Winter cold as in France
and England: certainc cooleBrixcsdoaflwage the vehemcncie of the heat. The great
froft in the y ere 1 ^oy.teached toVirginia,but was recoropcnccd with as milde a Win-
ter with them the next yearc.

There is but one entrance by Sea into this Countrey.and that at the mouth ofa ve-
ry goodly Bay. The Capes on both fides are honoured wth the names of our Britani-
anhopes,PrinceH^«r»«',andDukeC/)i«r/«, The water flowcth in this Baynccretwo
hundred miles.and hath a channell, for a hundred and fortie miles of depth, betwixt
feuen and fiftecncfathome;ofbreadth,tcnnc or fourtecne miles. At the head of the
Bay, the Land is Mountainous, and fo runneth by a Southweft Line : from which
Mountainesproceede certaineBrookcs.which after come to fiucprincipall Nauiga-
gablcRiuers. ThcMountainesareofdiuerscompofitions,fomelikeMil-ftones,fome
cfMarble: and many pieces of cryftall they found throwne downe by the waters,
which alfo wa(h from the Rockes fuch gliftering Tinctures , that the ground in fome

places feemcth gilded.

The colour of the earth in diuers places refcmblcth bole hrmonhc , terra jiitlUta,
and other fuch apparanccs ; but generally is a blackcfandicmoldc.TheRiucr next to



C H A P .5 . A M E R I C A. The eight 'Booke.



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the mouth of the Bay is Ttwhatan, the mouth whereof is ncare three miles broad :
it is Nauigable an hundred miles: falls, rockes, fhold3,prohibite further Nauigation:
hence Powhatan their greateft King hath his Title. In a PemnfuU on the North-fide
thereof is fuuatei4WwT«w»f. ,

The people inhabiting which haue their trera4Kces,3xe the KecoHghtafis,'Vi\\\c\\ haue
not paft twencie fighting men.The Pafpaheghes, haue iome.Chichahamania^tvio hun-
dred. The IVeanockj, an hundred. The Arravuhatocks, thirtie. The Place called Torn,
haun, fortie. The Appamat>4ckj, threefcore. The ^iyoughcoha»i)ckt.,i\uc and twenty.
1\\zyVarrMknyackjSo'^iy-'T)^t'Ha"^[amun(is,tvio hundred. The Chefapeaikj,3n hun-
drcd.The Chick^Jj.imamatii arenot gouerned by a lyeroance, but by the Pricfts. No
place aftordcth more Sturgeon in Summer, (of which at one draught haue been taken
threefcore and cight)nor in Winter more Fowle. Fourteen miles from Powhatan is the
Riuer TamMnl^, nauigable with greater Veficis, not aboue threefcore and ten miles.
Toppithanockjs nauigable an hundred and thirty miles 5 Tatftwomike, an hundred and
tvventie.To fpeake o{PowiuxnKt, Boltu, and other Riuers on the Eart f.deofthe Bay :
likewife,of diuers places which tcceiued nameby fome accident, as FetherHanes'&ay^
fo called of the death of one of ours there happening, and the like: or to mention th^
.numbers which euery people can make, would exceed our fcope,and theReaders pati-
ence. Captaine 5w<t/j^Mappe may fome what fatisfie thedeilrous, and his booke now
printed, further. This the Captaine faith, that he hath bin in many places ofa Afiaand
Europe, in fome of Africa and America, but of all, holds Virginia by the naturall en-
dowments, thcfittefl: place for an earthly Paradife. AUxanAerivhitaker the Preacher
at Hirwr/fs, writes.that at the mouth of Porvhatan,zTC the Forts of Henrico and (^harUs,
two and forty miles vp ward in i^wifTTowne.and threefcore and ten miles beyond that
^henewTowncof //ir«>-/fO, ten miles higherthefalls(whcrcthc Riuer falleth downe
betweene many mincrall rockes :) twelue miles beyond a Cryflall rocke, wherewith
the Indianshead their arrowes: three dayes iourney from thence is a rock or hill found
couercdoucrwitharichfilucrOare. Ourmen that went to difcoucrthofe parts, had
but two iron pickaxes with them, and thofefo ill tempered, that the points turned a-
gaine at euery flroake, but tri.ill was made ofthe Oare, with argument of much hope.
Six dayes iourney beyond this mine, runnes a ridge ot hslk, beybftd which the Indi-
ans report is a great lea, which fif it be true) is the South fea. At Henrico they are cjE-
ceeding healthfull, and more then in England.

Maimer Thomas Hariot " hath largely defcribed the commodities which the Water
and Earth yecld (fet forth alfo in Latine with exquifitepidures by Theodore de Bry) in
the Relations of Breretott and Rofur, and others. There is a graffe which yeeldeihfilkc,
befidertoreof S Ike-wormej. Hcmpe and Flax furpalTing ours in growth and good"
nefle,exceeded by a new found ftuffe ofa certaine fedge or water-{lagge,which grow-
cth infinitly, and with little paincs of boyling yeeldeth great quantitie offundry forts'
of skeines of good ftrength and length, fome like filke, and fome likeflax, and fome a
courfer forr,3s hempe.

Thereisalfoarichvcineof Al!utp,of 7'*fr4 5)■^i//d/<»,pitch,Tarre,Rozen,Turpen-
^i^e,SalTafras,Cedar,Grapes,OyIe,Iron,Copper,andthehopeofbettcrMines, Pearlc,
fweetGummeSjDies, Tnnber, Trees of fwectwoodforprofit andpleafure, of which
kinde haue beene difcouered fourteene feuerail kinds. Neither is it needfull that heerc
I relate the commodities of Virginia for food in Fowles, Beafts,Finies,Fruits,Plants,
Herbs, Bcries.Graincs.efpecially their Maiz, which yeeldeth incredible recompcncd
for a little labour. One acre of ground wiil yeeld with good husbandrie two hundred
bufheh of corne.They haue two roots " ; the one for Medicinall vfe to cure their hurts-,
called fVetghfacan^the othercalled Tock^wheugh,aj:ow\f^g likca flagge,ofthe greatncs
andtarteof a Potato, which paflcth a fiery purgation before they may eate it, being
poyfon whiles it is raw. Yet in ail this abundance our men haue had fmallflore but of
want, and no fire nor water could purge that poyfon which was rooted in fome,to the
hinderance of the Plantation.

The chiefe Beaftes of Virginia are Bearcs, lefTe then thofe in other places, Deere
like ours, >iro«'^fci-«» much like a Badger, but liuingon trees hke a Squirrel]: Squfr-

rells.



Alexander K'tU
tai^ei, now
Preacher at
Virginia^



m UiJi-Vol-ii

Theod.de Br^.
jmt.i.Amerkte,



M,S.



y6i Of the ^li^ton and ^tes oftU Virpnwis, C H a p.<5.

rells,asbiggeasRabbets,andotherflyingSquirrcls, called AJfe^anickj which fprca-
ding out their legges and skins, feemctoflie thirtieorforticyardsata time. TheO-
p^/aw hath a head like a Swine, a taile like a Rat, as big as a Cat, and hath vnder her
belly a bag, wherein flic carrieth her yong. TheirDogsbarkenot, their Woluesare
not much bigger then our Foves, their Foxes are like our filuer-haircd Conies, and
finell not like ours. Majfafcw is otherwife as our water-Rat,but fmelleth firongly of
Muskc ; Mafter whttak^er faith, they yeeld Muskc,as the Muske-Cats doe. Their ^rf-
chunquoys are wilde Cats. Their verminc deftroycd not our egges and puUcn : nor
were theirSerpents or Flies any way pernicious. They haue Eagles, Haukes, wilde
Turkey?, and other Fowle, and Fifli, which heerc to rcpeate, would to fome nice fafti-
dious ftomacks breed a fulneflc, though with fome of their Country-men in Virginia,
they would haue bcene fauourie fometimes and daintic.
thit mriot. They are a people ° clothed with loofe Mantles made of Deere skins, and aprons
of the fame,round about their middlcs,all clfe naked : of ftature like to vs in England.
They vfc to paint thcmfclues, and their children, he is the moft gallant which is moft
monftrous. Their women imbroder their lcggcs,hands,&c. with diuers workes,as of
Serpents, and fuch like, with blacke fpots in the flefli.

Their houfes are made of fmall poIes,madc faft at the top,in round forinc,as is vfed
in many arbours with vs icoucred with barkes or mats,twice as long as they are broad.
They are exadil Archers, but faint-hearted if they fee their arrowes pierce not. They
will with arrowcs kill birds flying.fiflies fwimming,bcafts running: one of;curs by
them hathbeenefhotthorow the body, and both * his armes thereby faftcned and
pierced. They fpeake of men two hundred yeares old and more, as Mailer H'ingficli
reporteth. Their bowcs are of tough Hafill, the firings of Leather,arrowes of Canes
or Halill, headed with ftones or homes, and artificially feathered. They are hcartleffc,
if they fee defence to ftuflrate their arrowcs.



• M. George
Peercie writeth
that one with
an airow of an
ell length flioc
thorow a Tar-
get, which a
Piftoll could
not pierce.



a Tbo. tiariol.




Chap. VI.

of the Religion and Rites of the Virginians.

Ow for the manners and Rites ofthepeople,thiis hath Ma (ler » Haritf
reported. They beleeue that there are many Gods, wh'ch they call
^/«j»fo«r,but of different forts and degrees : one only chiefe and great
God, which hath beene from all eternitie.Who,asthey affirmc.when
he purpofed to make the World, made firfl other gods of a pnncipall
Order,tobeas mcanes andinftrumentstobevfcdin thcCreation,and
Goucrnment to follow, : and after, the Sunne,Moone, and Stars, aspettiegods, and
thcinftrumentsofthe other Order more principall.

Firftjthey lay, were made waters, out of which by the gods was made all diucrfitie
of Creatures, that are vifible or inuifiblc. For mankinde,they fay, a woman was made
firft, which by the working of one of the gods, concciuedand brought forth chil-
dren. And in fuch fort they fay they had their beginning : But how many yeares or
ages haue paffed fince, they fay, they can make no relation : hauing no letters, nor o-
ther meanes to kcepe records of times paft,but onely Tradition from Father to Sonne.
They thinke that all the gods are of humane fhape, and therefore they rcprefent them
by Images, in the formes of men, which they call Kewafowek^: one alone is called Ke-
wAT. Them they place in Houfcs or Temples, which they call LMachtcomuckj. where
they worfliip, pray, fing, and make many times offerings vnto them. In fome Aiachi.
contuck^vjc haue ieene but one ATd'B'^M, in fome two, in other three. They beleeue the
immortalitieofthc foule: that after this life, as foone as the foulc is departed from the
bodie, according to the workes it hath done, it is either carried to heauen the habita-
cleof Gods, thereto enioyperpetuallbliflc and happinefle: orelfeto a great pit or
hole, which they thinke to be in the furtheft parts of their partof the World toward
the Sunne-fetjthere to burne continually. Thisplacc they call Pc^oguffo. For the con-
firmation



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firmation of this opinion they tcll tailes of men dead and reuiued againe, much like to
the Popirtu Legends.

Thus they tc 11 of onc,whofe graue the nest day after his buriall was feene to mouc,
and his bodie was therefore taken vp againe : who reported, that his foule had beene
very necrc the entring into Popej^wj/i, had notoneof the gods faucd him, and giuen
him leaue to returne againe, and teach his friends how to auoidc that terrible place.
They tell of another, which being taken vp in that manner ; related , that his foule was
aliuc while his bodie was in the graue, and that it had trauellc d farre in a long broad
way, on both fides whereof grew moft delicate pleafant Trees, bearing more rare and
excellent fruits then euer hee had feene before, or was able to cxprefle : and at length
came to moft braue and fairc houfcs, neare which he met his father, that had bin dead
,, beforCjWho gaue him great charge to go back againe, and fhew his friends what good
' they were to doe to enioy the pleafurcs of that place, which when hee had done, hee
fliould after come againe.

What fubtilticfocucr be in their ^/Vff^Kff/ b and Pricflj, the vulgar are hereby ve- ^ Wiioanceis
ry refpediucto their Gouernours, and carefull of their manners : although they hauc ^^^ ^'^^^ h"^"^'
alfo in criminall cafes, punifhments inflicted according to the qualitie of the offence, which fom'"^'
This I learned by fpeciall familiaritie with fome of their Priefts, wherein they were time hath but,
not fofure grounded, but that they lent open care to ours, with doubting of their oncTownc:

ownc. w"1"dT ''"'

The c Priefts in Sccotahaue their haire on the crowne like a Combe, the reft being ilnJtkh had
cut from it : onely a fore-top on the forehead is left, and that Combe. They haue a aboue cigh-
garment ofskinnes peculiar to their function. They arc great Wifards, ttencTownes

Our artificiall Workcs, Fire-workes, Gunnes, Writing, and fuch like, they eftee- vnderhim.
mcd the workcs of Gods, rather then of Men, or at leaft taught vs by the Gods. They '^ 'I'.'l: ^' ^*^='
bare much refpcfl to our Bibles. When theWro<«»/\vas ficke,he fenttovstopray for '" '' "''
him. Some were ofopinion that we were not mortall, nor borne of Wo.men,but that
we were men of an old Generation many yeares paft, then rifen againe to immortali-
tic : fome would likewife fceme to prophccie that there were more of our Generation
yet to come, to kill theirs, and take their places: which were now in the Aire inuifi-
ble,and without bodies,aud that they by our entreaty did make men to die which had
wronged vs.

They haue <• their Idoll in the innefmoft roome of their houfc, of whom they tell ^ ^"'^^ voyage
incredible things. They carrie it with them when they goetothe Warrcs, and aske '"^'^g'"'^*
counfell thereof, as the Romans did of theirOraclcs. They fingfongs as they march ^'^'^■■"'•yf-'^'^^'
towards the battell, in ftead of Drummcs and Trumpets : their warres are bloudy,3nd
hauc wafted much of their people,

A certaine King called Piemacum, hiuing imiited many men and women of the Sc-
contansto afeaft, whilesthey were merrie and praying before their Idol!, camevpon
them and flew them. When <= oneoftheirKingshad confpiredagainft thcEnoIifti, a k U.Ralph
chiefe man about him faid, that we were the [truants of ^od, and not fubieifl to be dc- ^'^''•
ftrnyedby them: and that we, being dead men, could doe more hurt then while wee H''k-f»-i-f'^^^'
were aliue.They vfe to folemnize certaine months-niindes in their Sauage manner for
any>grcatperfonage dead. lames ^ Rofier from the rchuon of Owen GriJJI^, an eye- £ James Rofcf.
witneffcjthus tells of their ceremonies. One among them, the eldeft as he iudgcd,ri-
feth right vp,the other fitting ftil.-and looking about.fuddenly cried with a loud voice
Bat^gh : J'Kiugh : then the women /all downe, and lie vpon the ground : and the men all
together anfwering the fame, fail a ftamping round about the tire, with both feete, as
hard as they can.making the ground fliake,with fundrie out-cries,3nd change of voice
and found. Many take the fire-ftickes and thruft them into the earth: and then reft a
while. Ofafuddenthcy bcginne as before, and continuefo ftamping till the yonger
fort fetched from the fhorc many ftones, of which euery man tooke one,3nd firft beat
vpon thcin with their fire-Bickes, then with the ftones beat the earth with all their
ftrength. And in this manner they continued aboue two houres. After this ended
they , which had witics, tookeihem apart, and withdrew thcmfelucs feucrally into the
VV'ood. This fecmcd to be their euening dcuotion.

When



•764 ^/ ^^^^ ^ligion and ^tes of the Virginians. C H a p .6.



Theod.deBn When they s haue obtained fomc great deliucrance from danger, orretume ftotn
konc 17. 18. warrcthey obfcruc a pubhke and folemnereioycing by making a grcatfire.e/icompaf-
'&feq- fed with the men and women promifcuoufly, all of them with Rattles iu tj^cir hands

making a great noife. /

They hold one time in the yeare Feft iuall, and then they meet togethc^ out ofmany
Villages, euery one hauingaccrtaine marke orCharaderon hisbacke, whereby ic
may beedifcerned whofeSubiedhceis. The placewherethey mcetisfpacious, and

lound about are fctpo!ks,cariied with the refcmbl3nceofaNunncshcad:in the midds
are three of thefaireft Virgins louingly embracing and clafping each other: about this
lining Center, and Artificiall circle, they dance in their fauage manner.

Their Idoll called Kwafa.is made of wood foure foot high, the face refembling the
Inhabitants of Florida, painted with flefh-colour.thebreft v\hite,the other parts black,
except the legges, which arc fpotted with white ; he hath chaines or firings of beadcs
about his necke.

This Idoll is in Socota, as itwerethekecper ofthedeadbodicsof their Kings. In
their Temples are houfcs of publique deuotion, they haue two, three, or more of
them,fetina darkeplacc. The dead bodies of their Wiroances are kept on ccrtainc
Scaffolds nine or ten foote high, this Kiwafa their guardian being placed with
them: and vnderncathdwellcthaPrieft, which nightanddaytherenumbreth his de-
uotions.
h Newesfrom But let vs take view of our Isft Colonies obferuat'ions. Captsine ^ Sm-th \\2s ta-
Virginia,anci a ken by the Virginians, and while he flayed amonglt them obferued thefe their Magi-
M.S. of Cap- call Rites, Three or foure dayes after his taking, feuen of their jPricfts in the houic
uintSmnh. vvherc he lay, each with a Rattle, (fetting him by them) began at ten of the clockcin
the morning, to fing about a fire, which they enuironcd with a circle of Meale, at the
cndof euery fong, (which the chiefePricft began, the refl following) laying downe
two or three Graines of Wheate : and after they had thus laid downe fix or feuen hun-
dred in one circle, accounting their fongs by Graines, asthePapiftstheirOrifonsby
Beades, they made two or three othercirdes in like manner, and put at the end of eue-
ry fong, betwixt euery two, or three, or fiueGrainrs, a little Hicke. The High Pricft
difguifcd with a great skinne, his head hung round withli'tlcskinnes of Weafiils,
and otherVermine.with a crownct of Feathers, painted asvgly asthcDiuell, at the
endof each fong vfethftrange and vehement geftures, cafling great cakes of Deere*
fiiet, andTobacco into the fire ; thus till fix of the clocke in the euening, they conti-
nued thefe howling deuotions, and fo held on three dayes. This they pretended to do,
to know if any more of his Country-men w^ould arriue, and what he there intended.
Theyfo fed this our Author, that he much mifdoubted, that he fliould haue beenefa-
crificed to the ^oyoughijuofckf, which is a fuperiour power they worfhip, then the
Imagewhcreof a niorevgly thingcannotbcdefcribetl. Tocutethc ficke, a certainc
' Th ■ Rad s "^3" with ■ a little Rattle, v(ingextreamehowlings,f]iouting,finging, with diners an-
are of Gourds tickeand flrangebehauiours ouer the Patient, fuckethbloud out of his Uomackc, or
or Pompion dlleafed place.

rindes: of Not much vnlikc to that ratling deuotion of their cxorcifing Piiefts, (at leaft in ab-

wlnch they furditie) was that entertainment ^ which To»ri<jf<?w women gauethcfsmeCsinaine
b?" ^tenor "*^' then being free, and Prcfident of the company, at Werowocomoco ; Where thirtie of
bafe,&c. ' them came out of the woods naked, onely couered behindeand before, whh a few
k M..sh^w.s. greene leaucs, their bodies painted, but with fome difference each from other: the
leader oftheleNymphcsrefembled both (t-^S^9» and 'Diana, hauingon her hend a
fairepaireofStagges homes, and aquiuerofarrowes at hcrback, with bow and ar-
rowes in her hand : The reft followed all horned alike, wcaponed with vnlikc inftru-
rnents : thefe (as if they had beene the infcrnall guard,comming wi'th Qerhertuio wel-
come Proferpifja to her Palacc)rufhcd from the trees with hellifh fhoutsand crie«, dan-
cing about a fire,which there was made for thatpurpofe:3nd after an houre thus ffjent,
they departed.

Then did they folemnly inuite him to their lodging, where he was no fooncr come,
' Howcould but all rounded about him with tedious kindncffccrying, * Lousjoarjetmcfjhss ia-
Iicchule? Ill tat ion



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juration ended j which Pa» and all his Satj/res would hauc accepted, they fearted hiih
with plcmie and varietic, Come Tinging and dancing whiles others attended-.and at latt
led hirti with afire-brand, in (lead ofa torch to his lodging.

When theylintcndanywarrc<,thcf^ro<i»«/orKingsconfultfirft with the Pricfis l Cap. Smith.
and Coniurers. And no people haue there bcene found lb fauage which haue not their
Priefts, gods, and Religion. AH things that are ablero hnrt them beyond their preuen-



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