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

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At his new Quarters builds him another House.  The People counsel him to Marry, which he seems to listen to.  Here he lived two years.  A Fort built near him by the Dutch; but afterwards taken by the King.  He and three more removed out of that Countrey; and settled in a dismal place.  A Comfortable Message brought hither from the King concerning them.  Placed there to punish the People tor a Crime.  Weary of this Place.  By a piece of craft he gets down to his old Quarters.  Began the world anew the third time.  Plots to remove himself.  Is encouraged to buy a piece of Land.  The situation and condition of it.  Buys it.  Builds an House on it.  Leaves Laggendenny.  Settled at his new Purchase with three more living with him.  Their freedom and Trade.  His Family reduced to two.

CHAP.  VII.

A return to the rest of the English, with some further accounts of them.  And some further Discourse of the Authors course of Life.

They confer together about the lawfulness of marrying with the Native women.  He resolves upon a single life.  What Employments they follow.  The respect and credit they live in.  A Chingulay punished for beating an English man.  An English man preferred at Court.  Some English serve the King in his Wars.  Who now live miserably.  He returns to speak of himself.  Plots and consults about an Escape.  A description of his House.  He takes up a new Trade and thrives on it.  His Allowance paid him out of the Kings Store-Houses.

CHAP.  VIII.

How the Author had like to have been received into the Kings Service, and what Means he used to avoid it.  He meditates and attempts an Escape but is often prevented.

He voluntarily forgoes his Pension.  Summoned before the King.  Informed that he is to be preferred at Court:  But is resolved to refuse it.  The answer he makes to the Great Man:  Who sends him to another Great Officer:  Stayts in that City expecting his Doom.  Goes home, but is sent for again.  Having escaped the Court-Service, falls to his former course of life:  His Pedling forwarded his Escape.  The most probable course to take was Northwards.  He and his Companion get three days Journey Northwards; But return back again:  Often attempt to fly this way, but still hindred.  In those Parts is bad water, but they had an Antidote against it.  They still improve in the knowledg of the Way.  He meets with his Black Boy in these Parts, Who was to guide him to the Dutch:  But disappointed.  An extraordinary drought for three or four years together.

CHAP.  IX.

How the Author began his Escape, and got onward on his way about an hundred miles.

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