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eBook Mercedes of Castile: the voyage to Cathay ePub

by James Fenimore Cooper

  • ISBN: 1425554695
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: James Fenimore Cooper
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michiga (December 22, 2005)
  • Pages: 492
  • ePub book: 1470 kb
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The voyage to cathay. By j. fenimore cooper.

The voyage to cathay. ILLUSTRATED FROM DRAWINGS BY . New york: w. a. townsend and company.

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances depicting frontier and Native American life from the 17th to the 19th centuries created a unique form of American literature. He lived much of his boyhood and the last fifteen years of life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned.

Thedistance was trifling, but it was the commencement of the voyage, and,to many .

Thedistance was trifling, but it was the commencement of the voyage, and,to many, it was like snapping the cords of life, to make even this briefmovement. Columbus, himself, was one of the last to embark, having aletter to send to the court, and other important duties to discharge. Columbus was carefully recalling the details of hispreparations, while Luis was thinking of the maid of Castile, as he waswont to term Mercedes, and of the many weary days that must elapsebefore he could hope to see her again. The party stopped on the shore, in waiting for a boat to arrive, at aplace where they were removed from any houses.

The people deceive themselves in supposing our voyage near an en. athay must yet be very distant from us. We have come but three hundredand sixty leagues since losing sight of Ferro, which, according to mycomputations, cannot be much more than a third of our journey. Aristotlementioned that certain vessels of Cadiz were forced westward by heavygales, until they reached a sea covered with weeds, a spot where thetunny-fish abounded.

Mercedes of Castile; or, The Voyage to Cathay is an 1840 historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper. A full manuscript of the novel is held at the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

Cooper James Fenimore Mercedes of Castile; Or, The . Henry of Castile, though he reigned over broader and richer peninsular territories than his relative of Aragon, had his cares and troubles, also.

Cooper James Fenimore Mercedes of Castile; Or, The Voyage to Cathay.

James Fenimore Cooper was a popular and prolific American writer. His daughter Susan Fenimore Cooper was also a writer. Series: The Leatherstocking Tales The Littlepage Manuscripts Afloat and Ashore Homeward Bound. Books by James Fenimore Cooper. Mor. rivia About Mercedes of Castile.

James Fenimore Cooper. Стр. 206 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home ! These are our realms, no limits to their sway - Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey. Встречается в книгах (310) с 1758 по 2008. 259 - Of her bright face one glance will trace A picture on the brain, And of her voice in echoing hearts A sound must long remain; But memory, such as mine of her, So very much endears, When death is nigh my latest sigh Will not be life's, but hers.

By St. James of blessed memory! the man must be short of his wits!" interrupted Don Luis, laughing. No doubt it so seemeth to the eye; but this Colon, who hath voyaged far more than thou, thinketh otherwise

By St. In what way could this thing be, unless the earth were round – the Indies lying east, and not west of us?" "That hath been often objected to his notions; but the man hath ready answers to much weightier arguments. No doubt it so seemeth to the eye; but this Colon, who hath voyaged far more than thou, thinketh otherwise. He contendeth that the earth is a sphere, and that, by sailing west, he can reach points that have been already attained by journeying east. By San Lorenzo! but the idea is a bold one!