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The History of the Bucaniers of America ...: Exhibiting a Particular Account ...
Alexander Olivier Exquemelin
Visualizzazione completa - 1771
afternoon anchor Arica arms arrived ashore bark boats brought called canoes Cape Captain Morgan Captain Sharp carried castle Chagre cloudy coast commanded continued defend discovered enemy English fear fifty fight fire fleet forced found latitude four French fresh wind frigate gave governor guns half Hereupon Hispaniola hundred iards Indians inhabitants island Jamaica killed land leagues leeward Lolonois maize Maracaibo morning negroes night past noon North Sea observation ourselves Paita Panama periaugues Peru pieces of eight pirates port president of Panama prisoners provisions Puerto Bello rain ransom reckoned resolved rest river sent ship shore side soon South Sea Spaniards Spanish spritsail Straits of Magellan taken thence thereabouts things thither thousand pieces told took Tortuga town trees twenty unto vessel victuals voyage weather whence whereof windward withal woods wounded
Pagina 88 - Indians within a few days after his arrival took him prisoner, and tore him in pieces alive, throwing his body limb by limb into the fire, and his ashes into the air, that no trace or memory might remain of such an infamous, inhuman creature.
Pagina 206 - That as yet all his company were not come together ; but that when they were come up we would come and visit him at Panama, and bring our commissions on the muzzles of our guns, at which time he should read them as plain as the flame of gunpowder could make them.
Pagina 106 - The next day, having plundered all they could find, they began to examine some of the prisoners (who had been persuaded by their companions to say they were the richest of the town), charging them severely to discover where they had hidden their riches and goods. But not being able to extort anything...
Pagina 159 - ... Captain Morgan having had some experience that those lewd fellows would not much stickle to swear falsely in points of interest, he commanded every one to be searched very strictly, both in their clothes and satchels and everywhere it might be presumed they had reserved anything. Yea, to the intent this order might not be ill taken by his companions, he permitted himself to be searched, even to the very soles of his shoes.
Pagina 144 - They had not left behind them any beast whatsoever, either alive or dead. This occasioned much confusion in their minds, they not finding the least thing to lay hold on, unless it were some few cats and dogs, which they immediately killed and devoured with great appetite. At last in the King's stables they found by good fortune fifteen or sixteen jars of Peru wine, and a leather sack full of bread. But no sooner had they begun to drink of the said wine when they fell sick, almost every man.
Pagina 149 - He discovered more, that in the city they had made trenches, and raised batteries in several places, in all which they had placed many guns, and that at the entry of the highway which led to the city they had built a fort, which was mounted with eight great guns of brass, and defended by fifty men. Captain Morgan, having heard this information, gave orders instantly they should march another way. But before...
Pagina 18 - ... cap, which was made very burlesque. In his right hand he placed a naked wooden sword, and in his left a pot full of ink. His face was horribly blacked with soot, and his neck adorned with a collar of many little pieces of wood. Being thus...
Pagina 153 - Hereupon they resolved to return to the isles of Tavoga and Tavogilla. Here they found a reasonable good ship, that was newly come from Payta, being laden with cloth, soap, sugar and biscuit, with twenty thousand pieces of eight in ready money.
Pagina 100 - Santiago, being written to some of the prisoners ; wherein he told them : They should not make too much haste to pay any ransom for their town or persons, or any other pretext. But, on the contrary, they should put off the Pirates as well as they could with excuses and delays ; expecting to be relieved by him within a short while, when he would certainly come to their aid.
Pagina 38 - Indians, and nowhere secure from their treacheries, resolved to extirpate and ruin them, since they could neither tame them by civility nor conquer them with the sword. But the Indians, it being their custom to make their woods their chief places of defence, at present made these their refuge whenever they fled from the Spaniards ; hereupon, those first conquerors of the New World made...