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Ecclesiastical history of Newfoundland (Canadiana reprint series)

Howley, M. F

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ISBN 10: 0919303374 / ISBN 13: 9780919303379
Published by Mika Pub. Co, 1979
Condition: Good
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Sunning to covers. Hardcover binding is tight. Stamped on front free page and title page: Return to Institute of International Studies Library, UC Berkeley. Light library wear since it was an uncirculated reference book. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000002452

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Title: Ecclesiastical history of Newfoundland (...

Publisher: Mika Pub. Co

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Unknown Binding

Book Condition:Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... Page 69, seven linos from bottom, for "20th April " read "UOth April." Page 364, three lines from bottom, for "Easter Sunday " read "Foust of the Kpiphany." l'ajre 894, ten lines from bottom, for "28th of May " read " 14th of July." APPEND IX. NOTE 1. Page 76.) Mosquito. 1 am inclined to believe that the original name of this harbor or cove was Musketto, from the musket, a form of firearm just then introduced, as the neighboring harbor was called Carbineers' Harbor (now corrupted into Carbonear), from Caribineer, that branch of the military service being probably stationed or employed there. It is not likely that the name Mosquito would have been given to any particular settlement, as that troublesome little creature was equally to be found in all parts of the country. Whitbourne (1619) thus speaks of them: "Neither are there any snakes, toads, serpents, or any other venomous worines, that euer were knowne, but only a very little nimble fly (the least of all other flyes) which is called muskeito. These fives seeme to haue a greate power and authority upon allloytering and idle people, for they have this property, that when they find any such lying lazily or sleeping in the woods, they will presently be more nimble to sieze them than any sargeant will be to arrest a man for debt, neither will they leave stynging or sucking out the blood of such sluggards, untill like a Beadle they bring him to his master, where he should labor, in which tyme of loytering those flyes will so brande such idle persons in their faces that they may be knowne from others as the Turkes doe their slaves." The word mosquito is Spanish, and it is stated by Don Fernando Columbus that his brother Christopher was called " the Admiral of Mosquito Land." The land skirting the Isthmus of ...

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