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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels

Volume 10

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Author: Robert Kerr
Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 221,550 / 622 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.6
LoC Categories: G, V
Downloads: 707
Added to site: 2005.08.09
mnybks.net#: 11262
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, Nautical
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. He was naturally eloquent, both in illustrating and proving the reasonableness of his own opinions, and in converting others from their erroneous preconceived notions. Above all, he possessed that steady and persevering resolution, which not only enabled him to vanquish the greatest difficulties, but gave such appearance of success to every thing be promised or undertook, as secured the confidence of all who were under his command. As these extraordinary qualities would have distinguished him in any station of life, so they were remarkably useful in the present enterprise, by which he gained immortal reputation, although he lost his life before its completion.

[Footnote 1: Harris' Collection, I. 6. The utmost pains have been taken to narrate this expedition in the clearest manner, by comparing all the different relations of the Spanish and Portuguese writers. We regret much, however, the loss of a large history of this voyage, by P. Martyr, which was burnt in the sack of Rome, when taken by the Constable

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