The History of the Discovery and Conquest of the Canary Islands, Volume 2

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D. Chamberlaine & J. Williams, 1767 - Canary Islands

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Page 107 - On the top of this rock grows a tree, called in the language of the ancient inhabitants, Garse, ie Sacred or Holy Tree, which for many years has been preserved sound, entire and fresh.
Page 107 - The great cattle are watered at those fountains, and at a place where water distils from the leaves of a tree. Many writers have made mention of this famous tree...
Page 107 - We obferved the foil where it grew " to be very ftony ; and, upon the niceft en" quiry we could afterwards make, both of " the natives of the countiy and the Spanifli " inhabitants, we could not learn there was " any fuch tree known throughout New Spain, 'nor " nor perhaps all America over : but I do not "" relate this as a prodigy in nature, becaufe I " am not philofopher enough to afcribe any " natural caufe for it ; the learned may, per" haps, give fubftantial reafon in nature, for " what appeared...
Page 107 - WE could not help looking on this as H" quor fent from heaven to comfort and fup" port us under great extremity. We catched " what we could of it in our hands, and drank " very plentifully of it, and liked it fo well " that we could hardly prevail with ourfelves. " to give over. A matter of this nature could " not but excite us to make the ftricteft obfer...
Page 91 - ... until the fun arofe. When we defcended to the clouds, in returning from the Pike, and entered within them, they appeared to us as a thick fog or mift, of the...
Page 91 - ... furface of them was not quite fo blue and fmooth, but had the appearance of very white wool ; and where this cloudy ocean, as I may call it, touched the fhore, it feemed to foam like billows breaking on *he more.
Page 107 - We could not help looking on this as liquor fent from heaven to comfort us under great extremity. We caught what we could of it in our hands, and drank very plentifully of it ; and liked it fo well, that we could hardly prevail with ourfelves to give over.
Page 107 - On the morning of the fourth day we came out on a large plain, where were great numbers of fine deer, and in the middle flood a tree of unufual fize, fpreading its branches over a vaft compafs of ground.
Page 107 - What comes from the black kind is bitter, but that which the white yields is sweet and palatable.
Page 87 - ... a mile, we came to the upper edge of the wood above the clouds, where we alighted, made a fire, and fupped ; fome time after •we lay down to fteep under the bufhes. About half an hour after ten, the moon...

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