with wynd at will we sailed and veewed the coast
all along with an inspeakeable pleasure of thod-
eriferous smell and bewtye of the same. And bi-
cause there apeared unto us no sine of any porte,
abowt the setting of the sonne, we cast ancre
agayn, which don, we did behold to and fro the
goodly order of the woodes wherwith God hathe
decked everywhere the said lande. Then percev-
ing towardes the northe a leaping and breking
of the water, as a streme falling owt of the lande
unto the sea, forthewith* we sett agayn up saile
to duble the same while it was yet daye. And as
we had so don, and passed byonde yt, there
apeared unto us a faire enter [ye] of a great riv-
er, f which caused us to cast ancre agen and tary
there nere the lande, to thende that the next
mornyng|| we myght see what it was. And
though that the wynd blewe for a tyme vehe-
mently to the shore warde, yet the hold and aun-
cordge is so good there, that one cable and one
ancre held us fast withowt driving § or slyding.
* V., for the which.
f P.yfayre entrye of a fayre River. Probably the St. John’s river.
|| P., day. § P., daunger.