The Whole and True Discouerye of Terra Florida by Jean Ribault

knowen unto them*) withowt turning or wa- vering to or fro from ourf ffirst intention, not- withstanding that Sathan did often what he could to sowe many obstacles, trubles and lettes, accord- ing to his accustomed subtilities. So yt is come to passe, that God, by his onlye goodnes, hathe geven us grace to make the furthest cut|| and travers of the seaes that ever was made in our memorye or kno weledg in longitude from the east to the west, and therfore was it comonly said bothe in France and Spayne and also amonges us, that it was impossible [for us] to come and salfely arrive thither where the Lorde did conduct us, all which proceaded§ but of ignoran[ce] and lacke of attempting that which we have not byn afraied to give thadventure to prove, albeit that in all marryne cardes, they sett fourthe the coast with shippwrackes, withowt portes or rivers which we have found otherwise as yt ffollo withe.   Thursday the last of Aprill at the breke of the daye we discovered and clearly perceaved a faire ===================================================== * P., any. f P., their.   || P., arte, § P., persuaded.      

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