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bcs & ittiPaygi^ jj^^ facultie of fpeech.Euery ones rattle is pitched in the ground by the fleele or ftalk,
Ttoeibut and all ofthcm offer to the Wizard which hath the chiefc place, arrowcs,feathcrs,and
one : and stti- eare-rings ; he then breathes Petun on euery rattle,pu ts it to hii mouth, (bakes it, and
dim mentions faith, Nte Kora, that is, Spcake if thou be within : anon followcth a fqcaking voy ce
no more but vvhich I, faith 5? W/«*, thought the Wizard did, but the people afcribcdit to theT4-
tmi'aygi. rnamka. Then thofe Wizards perfwade them to make warres, faying, that thofefpi-

titslongtofcedeon theflcfhof Captiues. Th'sdone, euery one takes hi« rattle and
builds vp a roomc for it.to kecpe it in, whcic he fets viftualls, rcquireth and asketh all
neceflarics thcreofas we doe of God : and thefe, z%Staiim affirmeth, arc their Gods.
Thcfe Paygi doe initiate won^en vnto witchcraft by fuch ceremonies of fmoake, dan-
cing, &c.' till fhe fali as in the falling fickeneffe,and then he faith,he will rcuiuc her, and
make her able to foretell things to come : and therefore when they goe to the warrc,
they will confult with thcfe women, which pretend conference with f irits.
i j.Theuet j4»dreivThtnet' (which was inVnaccWnh VittngagMtn) agreethin many of the

AntraU. former reports : he addeth.that for fearc oi Aigtian they will not goe out, but they will

carrie fire with them, which they thinke is forceable againU him ; that the Ttijgt cxer-
cife poyfonings,coniuration,and other things, which I know not with what authori-
tie he aucrrethagainft the former witneflcs,whefeasT^f«^f, fcmetimes taken in ly-
ing, defcrueth leffe credite in the reft. When there is any tempeft in the water,he faith
they attribute it to the foules oftheir Progenitors, and caft fomcthing into the water
toappeafcit.

They haue a tradition,That one, in habite like to the Chriftians.had long (incc told
their progenitors of diuine matters, but to fo little effefl,as he forfookc them; and euer
fince had thofe bloudie warres continued amonglt them. How little the Icfuites can
fc MafJ.i^. preuaile,in bringing the Brafilians to Chriflianity ,yl/'«j^<t'' •'hath written fom what,and
ficrre du lame Pierre etu Iarric,2i lefuitc-.very largely; which is not fo pertinet to our prefent purpofc.
l.k„a c.i\M j^|r. Kmuet (to whofe relations our former Chapter is fo much indebted) tellcth of a

pnem- rocke in Brahl called £tooca,\v'nh an entrance like a doore, where the Indians fay (it is

like they borrowed it of fome fabulous Frier)that S^.ThemM preached, It is within like
a great hall : hard by it is a ftone as bigge as foure Canoes , fupported by foure ftones
like ftickes.little bigger then amansfingcr. The Indians fay it had becncwood, and
by miracle was thus altered. They fliewvpon great rockes manie foot-prints of one
bigncffe;and tell that the Saint called the Fifhes ofthe Sea, & they heard him preach.
This fmels of a Francifcan cowle.
Friers Treatif, The Portugal Friers Treatife mentioned in the former Chap.deliuereth many things
worthy our obferuation: They haue fome tradition ofthe floud, in which they fay
all were drowned,one only efcaping on a lanipata with a fifterof his, which was with
childe,from whom they had their beginning. They haue no knowledge ofthe Crea-
tor, nor ofpaine and glorie after this life, and therefore vfe no ceremonies of worfhip.
Yet doe they acknowledge that they haue (bules which die not, but are conuert(^d in-
to Diuells, and goe into certainc fieldes where growc many Figge-trees alonglt
thebankcs ofa goodly Riuer,and there daunce. They are greatly afraid ofthe DiucU
1 SapMi.i,. (whom they call Curuptra, ' Taguam, P'gt4>tga , Mattchem , AtichangA ) infoiriuch
that often they haue died with the imagination of him. Yet doc not they worfliip it,

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iioranv other creature ;OrIdoIl,oiiely Come old men fay, that in fomcwaycs they haue
ccrtainc ports, where they offer him Ioitic things for fcarc.and becaufc they would noE
die. Sometimes (but feldome) the Diuell appeares to th«t«j,«nd fome few among
them arc poncffed. There are Witches which vfe witchcrafts, rather for health then
deuotion. Some witches are called C<«r4; ^<«,orholincs,but (like /7/ifW/«<r/7#of Rome)
arc of bad life : thefc would feemc to doc ftrange things, raifing fomc to life which
badfainedthcmfclucs dead: they are their Oracles for their husbandrie and other af-
faires :fomctimcscaufing them to die for hunger, whiles they promifc to maJtcthe
Mattockcs workc alone.

They haue no proper name for God, but fay Tupatt i$ the thunder and lightning* Tupan.
which gauc them Mattocks andfood.Theirmarriages arcdiuorfed vpon any quarrell.
In times paft (they tell) no young man married before he flew an cncmie, nor the wo-
man before (lie had her termcs, which time was therefore fdliuall. At marriages alfo
they vfed great diinkings.and the feafl ended, they were laide in a cicanc Net, after
which the father cookc a wedge of flone,and did cut vpon a ftake or port, which(they
fay) wa< to cut the tailc from the grand children,who were for this caufe borne with-
out them. Aherthey wtrc married they began to drinkc 5 (for till then their fathers
brought them vp infobrieticofdietandraodelly offpeechjandthenwitha veflell the
oldc men gaue him the firft ^ wme, holding his head with their handes for feare of vo- j^ i-i^^jj ^^.^^^
niiting,which,if it hapned.was a figne he would not be valiant. They eatc at all times drinke.
in the night and day, and kecpe no meatc long, being no niggards oftheir ftcre ( this
name were the greateft difgrace you could offer them)and count it an honour to be li-
berall. They are patient of hunger and thirll : will cate fnakes,todes,rat$, and all fruits
which are not poyfon.-drinke not ordinarily whiles they eatc , but after mcatc'wiH
drinkedrunke. They haue fomeparticularfcftiuals,in which two or three daycs toge-
ther they eatc not, but drinkcjand goe about finging, calling all to the like fellowfhip : " *'
flecpc notjhaue their mufickes, and fometimes fall to quarrels. They wafh not before
meate ; they eatc fitting,or lying in their beddes,or on the ground. They go to bedde
betimcs,and rife not early. In the morning on^chiefe man makes an Oration to them ^ ,
lying in his Net.which continueth the fpace of an houre,abdut labouring as their fore- ^*"°"''
fathers didjwith the fubftancc and circumflances thereof. Wlienheis vp, he continu-
eth his preaching, running through the Towne. This cuflome they borrowed of a
bird which fingeth euery morning.by them called the King and Lord of birds. When
amanfpeakes witha woman.heturnes his backc tohcr. They fhaiic their hairewith
ahalfe-Moonebefore,v^hich they fay they learned of S^ Thomas. Bemg anorythey
let their haire grow .- women, whenthey moufnc, orwhen their husbands goc'a farrc
iourney,cut their haire. They goe nsked ; and when any wearc apparell it is for fafhi-
on rather then honeiiie.as on the head, or no further then the nauell.Some houfcs hauc
fifcic, three fcore, or threefcore and tenneroomcs, and fome arc without partiticjii :
ordinarily in one houle they arc of a kmdrcd,and one is principall.

Inchilde-birth,thefathcror{omeothcr(whomtheytakefortheif Goflip) takes it /-i-iju- i
vp.andcuts the NaucU-ftring with his teech.ortwoftones and fafls till it falls off, and " * '"''
then makes drinkings. The women prefently afier trauell wafli themlelues in their ri-
ucrs.giuefuckcaycarc and halfe, without any other thnig to eate ; carrying the
childeon her backe in a net to the place of her labour : they rocke them on the
palmcs oftheir handes. They neucr ftrikc their wiues except in times of drinking,
and iometimes will be willing to take this oppcrtunitic. Their children play without
fcurrilitie or quarrels/imitating the voyces of birds and the like. They will (jsarC a cap-
tiuethatisa good finger.

When one dieth.they of that kinred cafl: themfelucs vpon him in the Net, fome- FuneraJJs.
times choking him before he be dead : and thofe w hich cannot caft themfelucs on the
bed,fallontheground,with fuchknockes.that itfcemethflrange, they die not alfo
for companie: and fometimes they prouc fo teeble that they die likewife.If the partie
die in the euening, they wcepc all night with a high voice,calling their neighbors and
kinred to fociety oftheir griefe. If it be one of the principall , all the Towne mectes

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to tnournc togcthcr.and they curfc with plagues thofc which lament nocprophecyinf'
that they ftiall notbc mourned for. They wafti and paint the dead curioufly, and then
couer him ouer with Cotwo-yarne,and put him in a great veflcll vnderthc earth, that
no earch may come to hini.Sc couering this yeffell with carth,tnakc him a houfe.whcre
cucry day they carrie him meat. For when he is wearied with dauncing,fay they, hcc
comes thither to cate. Thus for a certaine time they goeto bewaile him cuery day.
With him they buric all his Jewells ; if any had giuen him a fword or other thing, now
hechallengethhisgiftagainc. The mourners eate not but by night. This mourning
lalteth a Moone,after which they make drinkings : but {many after this will forbearc
them^

They rule themfelucs by the Sunne.and goc two or three hundred leagues thorow
the woods : no horfe will holde out with them : they feare no Sea, being able to con-
tinue a night and a day fwimming. When they rcturne from viftorie.their women re-
cciuc them with lliouts and buffeting themfelucs on the mouth. The Keeper appoin-
ted to the Captiue, is one giuen him to be as his wife for beddc and boord. Some of
thefe are fo tefolute.that they will not be ranfomed.faying it is a wretched thing to die
and to ftinke and be eaten of wormes. Sometimes their Keeper will tunnc away
with them.

When they kill a Captiue at their feafls.if he fall on hisbackc it rs an ominous figne
that the killer fhall die.which prefages they obferue in other circumftances.The taker
hath a new namc,aj a title of dignicie added to him,&' rauft be content to fill his fancie

Oencilitie. yvith this new Centilitie,for nothing is left him to fill his be]lie,euery one taking from
him that which he hath. He flands all that day on certaine logges of the tree Pilan,
with ftrangc filence : he is prcfcntcd with the head of the dead, the eyes pulled out, his
pulfcs annointed with the firings and finewes, and cutting off the mouth whole, they
put it in manner of a Bracelet about his arme. Thus lieth he downe in his Net,fearing
if all Rites be not accomplifhed, that the foule of the de:rd will kill him. Within few
daycsaftertheygiuehim the habite, racing his skittne with the tooth of a Cutia.in
forme of fome worke, putting thereon Cole and iuycc of Broome-rJpc, he lying flill
certaine dayes in fileace, hauing water, mcale.and fruits fct neere him. After this.thcy
make a great feaft.and then may he lay afidc his mourning.and cut hishairc; & thcnce-
forwards may kill any without any painfull ceremonic. Abaetes, OMarnbixatA, Mo~
f4cara,are names of Gentilitic amongft them.

The Friers haue obtained fome good liking with the Brafilians, for teaching their
childrento write,reade,and cipher: the lefuites will be ofefleeme eucry where : yec

j yid.npifl.i, t^^o 3nd fiftie of them fayling from Lisbon to Brafil Afin.i 570. by ^fenchmeu at ' Sea

vitvj&mn- were taken and flainc,

rtci. In '' marriages they abftaine (faith Lerttu) onely from mother, fifter, and daughter:

k Ur,c-n. theyobferucnomarriage-ceremonicSjbutvponconfentof herfriendsand hcrowne,
take her home. It is a credite to haue many wiues,amongft whom is no Leah to enuie
iJoc/je/; greater portion ofloue: the husband may kill the Adultcreffe ; but for their
vnmarried maydens they arc not fcrupulous. Our Author hearing a w oman eric in the
night.thought fhe had becnc in fome danger of deuouringby a wilde bcaft, but found
her husband playing the homely Midwife to her in her trauel,biting the nauel-ftring,
and prefsing downe the nofe.The father wafheth and painteth him.Thcy vfe to put to
their male infants little bowes and arrowes into one end of the bedde , and hearbes at
the other, which are the enemies. His fonne murt be fnppofed to kill, and cate ; chat-
ting out their hope of the childes valour, in being auengedwhen hee fhall bee a
tTian,vpon his enemies. They name their children at aduenture, by the name of a
Beaft.Bird, or otherwiie,as this childe was called Orapacon, that is, Bow and Arrows.
The men are modeft, in accompanying with their wiues fccretly. The women haue
not the ordinaric feminine fickenelTe. Ltrttu thinkes , that humour was diuertcd in
theiryouth, feeing the mothers cut their daughters fide down to the thigh, at twelue
ycarcsof age. But twice while hcc was there, did he fee any in priuatebrawIing,or
contention : if fuch happens,as they begannc,fo they arc fuffered to end it : if any hurt

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or kill othcr,hc fuftaineth the like in his own perfon.infliftcd by the kinred of the par-
tie wronged. They haue their proper peeccs of ground, which they husband with theif
roots and Mais.When they cntertaine a flranger.the MoufacAt, or gopd- man, iccmes.
to neglcd him a while, and the gue(t fits him down filent on the bed, the women fit by
on the ground, andholdc their handes before their cyes,weeping, with many pray (esi
that he is a good man.a valiant man,that (ifhe be aChrjftian) he hath brought thetil
fine wares. The ftranger muft endcuoUr.in fome mcafure, to imitate the hke wcepin "
gefture.The^o«j7ic<»r is all this while whittling his arrow.not fceming to fee his new
gucft,tillanonhe comes. And arc you come, faith he ? How doe you ? with many
termes ofhis beft Rhetoricke : and then askes, ifhe be hungrie ; and ifhe be , fets his
cheare before him on the ground : which kindnefle is repayed with gla(Tcs, combcs.or
the like. They arc very kinde.both to their owne.and to fuch ftrangcrs as they are en-
Jeaguedwitli. They would carric burthen, or man, for the fpaccohbmemilesjvvhen
they needed: their loueand hatred are in likeextreames; the one to their o\vne,thc
other to their encmies.Thcy haue Phyficians czWcdPages. They vfe much mourning
at the death of any.andmaking a round pit.burie him vprighc therein, fix houres aftct
hisdcath.withthat wealth they had. In their villages line fome fix hundred pcrfons j ^ St.jd.ti.e.<.
they rcmoue their villages often,which yet carric the /ame nitmc.Scaditu ■" faith., there '"'"'''"■ fFca^'&s
ate few villages of abouc feuen houfes, but thofc houfes arc a hundred and fiftic foote f 3,"^°/^''^^"^^
long.and two fathoms high.without diuifion intopluralitie of roomes; and thcrin hue might wdbap-
inany familics,all of one kiored. pen,fome

What out Countrey-mcn haue done on this Coaft,! referrc the Reader to l/l.Hakj '^°"'"5 greatsr^
/««>jDifcouerics. fomekffer.




C H A p. V I.

of the R'mer ofPUte*, and the Ccnn tries adiojmng : and
of the Magelkne Straits*

^^^^^g* His Riucrwc haue alrcadic mentioned ; the Indians » call it Parana : a ieura.
ind lohn'Dias di Solis difcouering the fame in they care 15 12. for fi^me
fhcwitfeemedtohaueofthatMettal!, caJIed itthe Riuer of Plata, or
Sihicr. It is fortie leagues wide in the entrance,and pfeuaylethfofarrc •> Scbiftianca'
againft the Oceans faltneflc, that the tafte of the frcfh water fooner ''"''"='7 father
difcctnes his waters, then the eye can fee his bankes. It oucrfloweth g'^ j'^-'* ^^'^ ■
the Countrcy ; as Nilus in Egypt, and Orcnoquc, Marannon, vyith the other great Ri- c AdmirM^A^
uersin America. It ebbcth and floweth a hundred miles vp the f^reame. '' 1)iai , Nauig.H.S.
whom fome ca!lthcfirflDifcouerer,was, with fiftic of his companions, there flainc ' Herera tdts
and eaten. But he which hath mofl fully difcoucred the Nations that dwell neere this °f°neofthas
Riucr.is HulderiCM "^ Schmidt/ ^who faylcd thither in the yearc 15^ 4. and continued ouroVh^''b"<i
in thofc parts almofttwentieyeares.He failed thither vvith Peter * Mrndez.a,\\ho car- feya Tyere^
ried with him fiue and twcntie hundred mcn,to difcouer, conquer, and inhabite thofe and dcuour'eci
Regions. inaCaue.

They built the Citie Bue>ta4 Atres, fo called of the wholfom aire, neere to an Indian r ^'"^f ''°''^*
townc, named Garcndies of three thoufand Inhabitants.; if that may be called a town, ;„ thcfc '''^^'^
■whofe inhabitants (fay not long in one place.Thry will drinke the bloud of the beafts that no/t^uy'
they kill,fbr thirfl. The Spaniards deftroyed them, whofe parts famine fecmed to take 3"^^ difperfed
againft that crucll people, which with inuifible darts fo pierced their cntrailes.that vile '" ^'''^ troopsj
and vencmous creatures wercapplicd to the curing oftheir wounded ftomackes : and T^ '^'>j7'|-'
when fuch medicines failed,three of them l}olc a horfe, ^ mind ng to flee from famine ,hem for the
on that dead beaftjbut were therefore horfedona Gibbet; where three othcrSjthat by hidcs.and
this example were terrified from Horfe-flefh aduenturcd vpon thcfc carkaffcs, cuttin" (which is a
thence large gobbets,to pay that cruelleft tyrant, and greedicfl cxa(ftor,hungerj his tri- 2''"^ commo-
butc.Another.whofc brother died,buried him in his ownebodie : halfe their compa- t'\'f '" h^"^°"
«ic were confumcd with this plague. ■ taiics"^ ' '

The



8^0 0fthe<l^uer6fTlate,<iyc. Chap.<5.



The Indians of Carendie$,Bartennis,ZcechurtJas,an(d Ticmbus, taking this adiian-
tagc,aflaylcd their Towne oiCjood Aires, turning it into good fires , by ftootin^ Ar-
rowesjfired at the end.thcrcinto. They after pafled vp the Riuer, and came to Tiem-
busjwherc the men are tall ami great, their women alway deformed, with fcratched
and bloudie faces. The Tiembu? could make fiue thoufand men. Of the Spaniards
were not left fiuc hundred in a fmall time ; and Mendoz^a dicth, returning homewards.
The Curenda,thc next peopIe,are like the Ticmbus. The Macutrendoi Hue oncly on
Fifl*,and a little Flcfh. There they killed a Serpent fiue and twentie foote long, and as
biggc as 3 man.The Saluaifco goe flarke naked, and Hue oncly on Fi{h Fle{h,and Ho-
ney. The Curcmagbas are of huge ftature; the men bore a hole in their nofe, in which
they wcare a Parrots feather. The women paint their faces with indcleblc lines. The
Carios Countric is large, neercto the Brafilians in Rites and Site. They goe naked:
they will fell; the father, his daughter; the husband, his wife ; the brother, his fifter.
The price of a woman is a hatchet,knife,or fuch like.Thcy fat fuch a? they take in their
warres,and then dcuoure them with great folemnitic. The Lampere made ncere vnto
their Towne.Pits, with fharpe flakes fetvp in them, couercd with flickes and earth:
thefe they made for the Spaniards, but in a confufed flight tell therein themfclues.Hcrc
the Spaniards built thcTowne o^ ty^Jfumpti on ^\Ah\ch Her era faith,hath fourc hundred
Spanifli houfholds,and three thoufand Mcftizas. The King of the Schervcs, attended
with tvvelue thoufand men, met the Spaniards,and gaue them friendly entertainment,
withdauncing,muficke,andfeafting. Thewomengoc naked, and paint themfelues
as artificially as any ofour Painters could do ; they weare Carpets of Coiton,\vith the
figures of Indian beafts.

The King asked the Spaniards.What they fought? who anfwcred.Siluer and Gold.
He then gaue them a filuer crowne.which he faid he had taken inithc warrcs.which he
had waged with the Amazones, that dwelt two months iourney thence.Of thefe Ama-
Eones the Indians tolde the fame things that OrelUn* tolde of^neerc that Riuer,which
hath rcceiued name of thi> fuppofition.

The SpaniardSjWith fomc of the Scherucs for their guides/et forth for this Amazo-
nian difcouerie,but were cncountrcd by the way with bote waters, in which they wa-
ded vp to the wafle, and fo continued diners daics, till they came to a Nation called
OrthheJe»,v/ho were then infccfted with a Pcftilencc,caufed by famine ; which famine
the Grafhoppers had efFe(5ted,two years together eating vp all the fruits which nature
orhusbandrie hadprouided for their fuftenance.

Thus thefe Martiall and Venerean warres of the Spaniards, wanted food toho!de
out further toward the Amazons,ifthere were any luch pcoplc,and that they were not,
as before I iaid,the warrc-like wiues.or happily fome gallant Firagoes , that by then*.
fclucs would let the world fee what women could doe : but yet I cannot fubfcribc to
the rcfl of their floric.

But I am wearic of leading you any further in this difcoueric ofchis great Riuer and
the neere inhabitants, feeing little is obferued in our Author ot their Religions. Some
of thefe barbarous Nations.he faith.hanged vp the hairieskin ot their flaine enemies in
their Temples or Houfes of deuotion : this people is called lepert. To giue you a Cata-
logue of the names ofthe Indian Nations thatinhabited thcfeparts, would be but te-
dious, Thefe iournics ofthe Spaniards were to fee what gold, and not what Gods, the
Indians had. They pafled vp through theland into Peru,
e ^otcro. Betweenc Peru « and thefe more Eafleriy parts,are the Hills j4ndi,OT ji»des, which

Hft vp their fnowie tops vnto the clouds,and reach rnto the Magellane ftraits.In them
inhabite many fierce Nations, bordering vpon the Nations of Brafil and Plata. The
Ciraguans,theViracans,theToui,theVarai. Thefe laft cxcrcife their children vnto
Armes betimes, vnto them they commit their Captiues , for triall of their bloudy for-
wardnetTc; and he which at one blow can kill a Captiue, is of the greateft hopes, and
rewarded for his encouragement. To this end they name their children Tygre, Lion,
that their names might teach them the like beaftly tunc. At the new and full Moone
they wound themfelues with fliarpe bones, to inure themfelues to things ofwarrc.
They yvcepc in the entertainment of a ftiend,as the Brafilians do. In i /.degrees ftands

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theSpanifliCJa:-of Htf/yCrsjffof theMountaine. TtieRiuer fafai\n thofeValJeyes
rifcth and f'aileih, as Nilusdotb.There is a Breoke at Holy Croffe ol a wonderfull nature:
it is but little aboiic two yardes broad, and (hallow witbal,not running aboue a league,
but it diuikc vp of the tlutfty lands. Yet doth this Biooke prouide t!ic City water.and
three forts of good Fi(b, and that in great plenty from the end of February to the end of
May, At other times there are few. They vfe diuers rneancs of fliauing their heads,
which, they fay, they learned of one 'P^Jfww?. Inthc woiuenslyingin, themankecpcs
his bed, as is faid ofthe Brafilians.

More towards the Eafl dwell the ]uti»t p;oplc , which call thcmfelucs Garay, that
is, Warriours ; and others, Tapuis or Slaues. The language of the Varoi is comn-on to
ail thcfe Nations with the Brafilians, that as in the other world, Latin, Sclawen, and
Arabikejfom that New World the Varay, Cufcan, and Mexican language, w ill gene-
rally ferue a mans lurne.

TheKingdomeofTucumaftretcheth two hundcred leagues betweenc Chili, Brafil,
Ho/y Crcij/>,and Paraguay. The Spaniards haue therein fiue Colonies.lt is a plainecoun-
try.Thc Paraguay inhabit along the Riuer,fo called.whcrof they take name. From Plata
South- vrards is the great Region of Chica , wafhed on the South, EaCl, and Well by the
Sea.Thcinhabitant^arecalledPatagoncs.

The Spaniards f which with Aiagellane firfl difcouered the Straits , faw Gyants on r-a-, r^,,
this coaO, of which he carried away one with him to Sea , where after for want of fuffi- ^ jw. 0/'. w<i^'
cicntfojd he died. Sic:Mar''a>ix

EdvPArd?,Cl:jfe, that Wrote Maflcr W«/cr/ Voyage, (who firfl, of all others.retorncd Uf'.Of'"^ &^^
out ofthe Straitiby the lame wayhomcwards) bccaufe heciaw on this CoaBmenof gE.d. clife,a^-
common (hcure, excfptethagainlhbar report of Giants, as a Gian-likc report, exceed- ^''^'
jig the ftaturc and meafure of Truth.Butbelidrs that fome of our owncl^at another time h SM.T.c.in.
incaiufid thepiintof mfpsfcete eightecneynchesin theSands, 0/ifier '^ Noorr'mUis ^'Jfcn Voyage
VVoTld-Compaffing Voyage , had three of his men flainc by men of admirable ftaiure, "Z'- ""^ ">• 3-
with long haire,not farrefrom PoriDfJire. about feuen and forty degrees of Southeily w'""^^ '^yf-
lriticu.!e,and after, in theMagellane S'.raitsdifccmfitedabandofS'^uages, which nci- ■/j^JL c[ ■^.
tber would y^eld, ner flee trcm their wiues aiid children, which were in a C:ue iuR by, ^-scb. iyjn
till aiery man was flainc. Foureboyes the Hollandciscarricd away rone of which, ieJr- Addit«m-9 pru.
ring then Language, told them ofthrcc Families, or Tribes, in thofe parts ofordinary America.



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