A History Of The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus (volume 1)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byWashington Irving

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1828. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LIFE AND VOYAGES Of CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. BOOK VI. CHAPTER I. DEPARTURE OF COLUMBUS ON HIS SECOND VOYAGEDISCOVERY OF THE CARIBBEE ISLANDS. The departure of Columbus on his second voyage of discovery presented a brilliant contrast to his gloomy embarkation at Palos. On the 25th September, at the dawn of day, the bay of Cadiz was whitened by his fleet. There were three large ships of heavy burthen*, and fourteen caravels, loitering with flapping sails, and awaiting the signal to get under way. The harbour resounded with the well known note of the sailor, hoisting sail or weigh * Peter Martyr says they were carracks (a large species of merchant vessel, principally used in coasting trade) of one hundred tons burthen, and that two of the caravels were much larger than the rest, and more capable of bearing decks from the size of their masts. Decade 1, Lib. 1. ing anchor. A motley crowd were hurrying on board, and taking leave of their friends, in the confidence of a prosperous voyage and triumphant return. There was the high spirited cavalier, bound on romantic enterprize; the hardy navigator, ambitious of acquiring laurels in these unknown seas; the roving adventurer, who anticipates every thing from change of place and distance; the keen calculating speculator, eager to profit by the ignorance of savage tribes; and the pale missionary from the cloister, anxious to extend the dominion of the church, or devoutly zealous for the propagation of the faith. All were full of animation and lively hope. Instead of being regarded by the populace as devoted men, bound upon a dark and desperate enterprize, they were contemplated with envy, as favoured mortals, destined to golden regions and happy climes, where nothing but wealth, and wonders, and delights awaited them....

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1828. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LIFE AND VOYAGES Of CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. BOOK VI. CHAPTER I. DEPARTURE OF COLUMBUS ON HIS SECOND VOYAGEDISCOVERY OF THE CAR...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217426573

ISBN - 13:9780217426572

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