The History of the Buccaneers of America: Containing Detailed Accounts of Those Bold and Daring Freebooters; Chiefly Along the Spanish Main, in the West Indies, and in the Great South Sea, Succeeding the Civil Wars in England

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Pagina 87 - Spaniards, who never could civilize them. Hither Lolonois came (brought by his evil conscience, that cried for punishment) thinking to act his cruelties; but the 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
Pagina 151 - removed, and another great part were consumed by fire. There were in this city (which is the see of a bishop) eight monasteries, seven for men, and one for women ; two stately churches, and one hospital. The churches and monasteries were all richly adorned with altar pieces and paintings, much gold and silver,
Pagina 150 - dangers of their lives, nor the sight of so many as dropped continually at their sides, could deter them from advancing, and gaining ground every moment on the enemy. And though the Spaniards never ceased to fire, and act the best they could for their defence, yet they were forced to yield, after three hours
Pagina 105 - to destroy whosoever came near the walls. The religious men and women ceased not to cry to him, and beg of him by all the saints of heaven to deliver the castle, and spare both his and their own lives; but nothing could prevail with his obstinacy and
Pagina 108 - pieces of eight, besides other merchandises; as cloth, linen, silks, &c. With this rich purchase they sailed thence to their common place of rendezvous, Jamaica. Being arrived, they passed here some time in all sorts of vices and debaucheries, according to their custom ; spending very prodigally what others had gained with no small labor and toil.
Pagina 206 - 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." At this Island of Tavoga, Captain Sawkins would fain have
Pagina 88 - into the air, that no trace or memory might remain of such an infamous, inhuman creature. One of his companions gave me an exact account of this tragedy, affirming, that himself had escaped the same punishment with the greatest difficulty; he believed also that many of his comrades, who were taken in that
Pagina 136 - or wooden walls, filled with earth, which secures them as well as the best wall of stone or brick. The top of this mountain is, in a manner, divided into two parts, between which is a ditch thirty feet deep. The castle hath but one entry, and that by a
Pagina 103 - from the mountains ; so that though their chief warehouses are at Puerto Bello, their habitations are at Panama, whence they bring the plate upon mules, when the fair begins, and when the ships belonging to the company of negroes arrive to sell slaves. . Captain Morgan, who knew very well all the avenues of this city and the
Pagina 138 - it up, thereby causing great ruin, and no less consternation to the Spaniards, who were not able to put a stop to it, not having seen it time enough. The pirates perceiving the effect of the arrow, and the misfortunes of the Spaniards, were infinitely glad ; and while they were busied in quenching the fire, which caused

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