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They beleeue as doe the Virginians, of many diuine powers, yet of one aboue all the rest, as the Southerne Virginians call their chiefe God Kewassa, and that wee now inhabit Oke, but both their Kings Werowance.
The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: With the Names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from Their First Beginning, Ano: 1584. To This Present 1624. With the Procedings of Those Severall Colonies and the Accidents That Befell Them in All Their Journyes and Discoveries. Also the Maps and Descriptions of All Those Countryes, Their Commodities, People, Government, Customes, and Religion Yet Knowne. Divided into Sixe Bookes. By Captaine Iohn Smith, Sometymes Governour in Those Countryes & Admirall of New England 1624
The Generall after his arriual in the Countesses sound, spent no time in vaine, but immediately at his first landing called the chiefe Captaines of his Councell together, and consulted with them for the speedier execution of such things as then they had in hand.
The King did give me the booke, it being one of poore Jonas chiefe possessions, together with ample of his skin to bynd it.
The Lampshade Mark Jacobson 2010
When they come at any riuers the chiefe men of the company haue a round and light piece of leather, about the borders whereof making many loopes, they put a rope into them to draw it together like a purse, and so bring it into the round forme of a ball, which leather they fill with their garments and other necessities trussing it vp most strongly.
Also the Emperours deputy in that place caused the chiefe men of the citie and his two sonnes to daunce before vs. [A small sea.]
And Chirigay, his chiefe secretary hauing written down our names, and the names of them that sent vs, with the name of the Duke of Solangi, and of others, cried out with a loude voice, rehearsing the said names before the
They laid siege a long while vnto Kiow the chiefe citie of Russia, and at length they tooke it and slue the citizens.
Moreouer in the morning rising and proceeding on our iourney, the chiefe of them which were in the guard met with vs, demaunding why, or for what intent and purpose we came thither, and what business we had with them: Vnto whom we answered, We are the legates of our lord the Pope, who is the father and lord of the
One is accompted chiefe among the rest, with whom hee is oftener conuersant, then with the other.
After these things duke Wasilico sent vs forward with one of his seruants as farre as Kiow the chiefe citie of Russia.