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A Chronological History of the Voyages and Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean, Vol. 2 : From the Year 1579, to the Year 1620 (Classic Reprin
by James Burney


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Some Observations which have been made, on the First Volume of this History, render it necessary for me to explain to the Reader the method which has been pursued in adducing the authorities throughout the work; and to remark, that.  Read more...


 
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Excerpt from A Chronological History of the Voyages and Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean, Vol. 2: From the Year 1579, to the Year 1620

Some Observations which have been made, on the First Volume of this History, render it necessary for me to explain to the Reader the method which has been pursued in adducing the authorities throughout the work; and to remark, that. From the attention which I have constantly fliewn to original docu ments, it ought not to be inferred that I have neglected to' examine modern collections. These are not admissible as evi dence to early facts: but in matters of opinion, and for inter pretation of passages in the old narratives, it will be found that writers of late date have been consulted with much advantage.

To each voyage is prefixed, either In a note or as an intro ductory remark, a short account of the original journals or early publications; and those which have been followed are specified. By this general notice is obviated the necessity of interrupting the narrative with too great a frequency of notes of reference. In all the geographical facts the particular authority is invariably pointed out, and the same rule has been observed in every case Where the nature of the fact or the veracity of the original account appeared doubtful. I have been faithful to my autho rities, but have no where departed from the respect due to truth, by negligently suffering to pass With silent acquiescence any representation that might impress the reader with a belief which I did not myself entertain. In relating circumstances of suspi cions credit, the original authors are called on to speak for themselves, and to their accounts such remarks are added as may assist to remove doubts.

On many occasions I have cited the words of an original journal for another reafon, and have adopted them in the narrative in preference to any others which occurred. The words of an eye-witness, flowing naturally from first impressions, are frequently more expressive, and convey ideas more just than studied descriptions} though the language may often be fuch. As it would scarcely be allowable in other persons to write.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781333489748
  • ISBN-10: 1333489749
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 532
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 1.07 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds


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