Brothers of Peril: A Story of Old Newfoundland (Classic Reprint)
During the three centuries directly fallowing John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland, that unfortunate island was the sport of careless kings, selfish adventurers, and diligent pirates. While England, France, Spain, and Portugal were busy with courts and kings, and with spectacular battles, their fishermen and adventurers toiled together and fought together about the misty headlands of that far island. Fish, not glory, was their quest! Full cargoes, sweetly cured, was their desire - and let fame go hang!
The merchants of England undertook the guardianship of the 'Newfounde Land.' In greed, in valour, and in achievement they won their mastery. Their greed was a two-edged sword which cut all 'round. It hounded the aborigines: it bullied the men of France and Spain: it discouraged the settlement of the land by stout hearts of whatever nationality.
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Christian benevolence. A sermon, 1781, before the Correspondent Board in London of the Society in Scotland ... for Propagating Christian Knowledge in ... for spreading the Gospel among the Indians