An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon in the East Indies eBook

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His chief Imployment is Reading:  He looseth his Ague:  How he met with an English Bible in that Country:  Struck into a great Passion at the first sight of the Book:  He casts with himself how to get it:  Where the rest of the English were bestowed:  Kept from one another a good while, but after permitted to see each other:  No manner of Work laid upon them:  They begin to pluck up their hearts:  What course they took for Cloths:  Their Fare:  What Employment they afterwards followed:  How the English domineered:  What Satisfaction one of them received from a Potter.  A scuffle between the English and Natives.  The Author after a year sees his Countreymen.  Their Conference and Entertainment.  He consults with his Countreymen concerning a future livelihood.  The difficulty he met with in having his Rice brought him undressed.  He reasons with the People about his Allowance.  Builds him an House.  Follows Business and thrives.  Some attempted running away, and were catched.  Little encouragement for those that bring back Run-awayes.

CHAP.  IV.

Concerning some other Englishmen detained in that Countrey.

The Persia Merchant-men Captives before them.  Plundred by the Natives.  Brought up to the King.  They hoped to have their liberty, but were mistaken.  A ridiculous action of these Men.  They had a mind to Beef and how they got it.  A passage of their Courage.  Two of this Company taken into Court.  The One out of favour.  His End.  The other out of Favour.  And his lamentable Death.  The King sends special Order concerning their good Usage.  Mr. Vassal’s prudence upon his Receit of Letters.  The King bids him read his Letters.  The King pleased to hear of Englands Victory over Holland.  Private discourse between the King and Vassal.

CHAP.  V.

Concerning the means that were used for our Deliverance.  And what happened to us in the Rebellion.  And how we were setled afterwards.

Means made to the King for their Liberty, Upon which they all meet at the City.  Word sent them from the Court, that they had their Liberty.  All in general refuse the Kings Service.  Commanded still to wait at the Palace.  During which a Rebellion breaks out.  They are in the midst of it, and in great danger.  The Rebels take the English with them, designing to engage them on their side:  But they resolve neither to meddle nor make.  The day being turned, they fear the King; but he justifies them.  They are driven to beg in the High-wayes.  Sent into New Quarters, and their Pensions settled again.  Fall to Trading and have more freedom than before.

CHAP.  VI.

A Continuation of the Author’s particular Condition after the Rebellion.

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