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Historical Lectures and Essays - Charles Kingsley

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Historical Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley

Contents:

The First Discovery of America
Cyrus, Servant of the Lord
Ancient Civilisation
Rondelet
Vesalius
Paracelsus
Buchanan



THE FIRST DISCOVERY OF AMERICA



Let me begin this lecture {1} with a scene in the North Atlantic 863
years since.

"Bjarne Grimolfson was blown with his ship into the Irish Ocean; and
there came worms and the ship began to sink under them.  They had a
boat which they had payed with seals' blubber, for that the sea-
worms will not hurt.  But when they got into the boat they saw that
it would not hold them all.  Then said Bjarne, 'As the boat will
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