The History and Antiquities of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, Founded A.D. 1565: Comprising Some of the Most Interesting Portions of the Early History of Florida

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Charles B. Norton, agent for libraries., 1858 - 200 pagine
 

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Pagina 143 - The town is fortified with an entrenchment, salient angles, and redoubts, which inclose about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in width.
Pagina 154 - Industry should be the Means of taking from us all the Sweets of Life, and of rendering us liable to the Loss of our Lives and Fortunes. With Indignation we looked at St. Augustine (like another Sallee /) That Den of Thieves and Ruffians ! Receptacle of Debtors, Servants and Slaves ! Bane of Industry and Society ! And revolved in our Minds all the Injuries this Province had received from thence, ever since its first Settlement : That they had, from first to last, in Times of profoundest Peace, both...
Pagina 58 - ... verge of the dim pine forest. On the right, the sea glistened along the horizon, and on the left, the St. John's stretched westward between verdant shores, a highway to their fancied Eldorado. " Briefly," writes Laudonniere, " the place is so pleasant that those which are melancholicke would be inforced to change their humour.
Pagina 52 - ... credulous soldiers looked from one to the other, lost in speechless admiration. One of these veterans made a parting present to his guests of two young eagles, and Ottigny and his followers returned to report what they had seen. Laudonniere was waiting for them on the side of the hill, and now, he says, "I went right to the toppe thereof, where we found nothing else but Cedars, Palme, and Baytrees of so sovereigne odour that Baulme smelleth nothing like in comparison.
Pagina 196 - ... higher latitudes of the American continent. The climate of Florida is, in fact, an insular climate: the Atlantic on the east, and the Gulf of Mexico on the west, temper the airs that blow over it, making them cooler in summer and warmer in winter. I do not wonder, therefore, that it is so much the...
Pagina 13 - Among the islands on the north side of Hispaniola there is one about 325 leagues distant, as they say which have searched the same, in the which is a continual spring of running water, of such marvelous virtue, that the water thereof being drunk, perhaps with some diet, maketh olde men young again.
Pagina 188 - States, and its former quaint and interesting appearance has been lost, in removing its look-out tower, and balconies, and the handsome gateway, mentioned by De Brahm, which is said to have been a fine specimen of Doric architecture. Trinity Episcopal Church was commenced in 1827, and consecrated in 1833, by Bishop Bowen, of South Carolina. The Presbyterian Church was built about 1830, and the Methodist chapel about 1846. The venerable-looking building on the bay, at the corner of Green Lane and...
Pagina 133 - Governour came ashore, and his troops following him, they entrenched, posted their guards in the church, and blocked up the castle. The English held possession of the town a whole month ; but finding they could do nothing for want of mortars and bombs, they despatched away a sloop for Jamaica ; but the commander of the sloop, instead of going thither, came to Carolina out of fear of treachery. Finding others offered to go in his stead, he proceeded in the voyage himself, after he had lain some time...
Pagina 177 - Excellency, who expressed his satisfaction at my revisit to Florida. I soon retired to the luxury of repose, and the following morning was greeted as an old acquaintance by the members of this little community. I had arrived at a season of general relaxation, on the eve of the Carnival, which is celebrated with much gayety in all Catholic countries. Masks, dominoes, harlequins, punchinellos, and a great variety of grotesque disguises, on horseback, in cars, gigs, and on foot, paraded the streets...
Pagina 73 - ... order that the French who had not passed the river, should not understand what was being done, and might not be offended, and thus were tied two hundred and eight Frenchmen. Of whom the Adelantado asked that if any among them were Catholics, they should declare it. Eight said that they were Catholics, and were separated from the others and placed in a boat, that they might go by the river to St. Augustine ; and all the rest replied "that they were of the new religion, and held themselves to be...

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