育娱365体育娱乐平台网址乐平The other colony was that of Will Atkins, where there were fourfamilies of Englishmen, I mean those I had left there, with theirwives and children; three savages that were slaves, the widow andchildren of the Englishman that was killed, the young man and themaid, and, by the way, we made a wife of her before we went away.There were besides the two carpenters and the tailor, whom Ibrought with me for them: also the smith, who was a very necessaryman to them, especially as a gunsmith, to take care of their arms;and my other man, whom I called Jack-of-all-trades, who was inhimself as good almost as twenty men; for he was not only a veryingenious fellow, but a very merry fellow, and before I went awaywe married him to the honest maid that came with the youth in theship I mentioned before.
体台网育娱And now I speak of marrying, it brings me naturally to saysomething of the French ecclesiastic that I had brought with me outof the ships crew whom I took up at sea. It is true this man wasa Roman, and perhaps it may give offence to some hereafter if Ileave anything extraordinary upon record of a man whom, before Ibegin, I must (to set him out in just colours) represent in termsvery much to his disadvantage, in the account of Protestants; as,first, that he was a Papist; secondly, a Popish priest; andthirdly, a French Popish priest. But justice demands of me to givehim a due character; and I must say, he was a grave, sober, pious,and most religious person; exact in his life, extensive in hischarity, and exemplary in almost everything he did. What then canany one say against being very sensible of the value of such a man,notwithstanding his profession? though it may be my opinionperhaps, as well as the opinion of others who shall read this, thathe was mistaken.365体育娱乐平台网址乐平体台网The first hour that I began to converse with him after he hadagreed to go with me to the East Indies, I found reason to delightexceedingly in his conversation; and he first began with me aboutreligion in the most obliging manner imaginable. "Sir," says he,"you have not only under God" (and at that he crossed his breast)"saved my life, but you have admitted me to go this voyage in yourship, and by your obliging civility have taken me into your family,giving me an opportunity of free conversation. Now, sir, you seeby my habit what my profession is, and I guess by your nation whatyours is; I may think it is my duty, and doubtless it is so, to usemy utmost endeavours, on all occasions, to bring all the souls Ican to the knowledge of the truth, and to embrace the Catholicdoctrine; but as I am here under your permission, and in yourfamily, I am bound, in justice to your kindness as well as indecency and good manners, to be under your government; andtherefore I shall not, without your leave, enter into any debate onthe points of religion in which we may not agree, further than youshall give me leave."育娱
乐平I told him his carriage was so modest that I could not butacknowledge it; that it was true we were such people as they callheretics, but that he was not the first Catholic I had conversedwith without falling into inconveniences, or carrying the questionsto any height in debate; that he should not find himself the worseused for being of a different opinion from us, and if we did notconverse without any dislike on either side, it should be hisfault, not ours.体台网育娱IT now came into my thoughts that I had hinted to my friend theclergyman that the work of converting the savages might perhaps beset on foot in his absence to his satisfaction, and I told him thatnow I thought that it was put in a fair way; for the savages, beingthus divided among the Christians, if they would but every one ofthem do their part with those which came under their hands, I hopedit might have a very good effect.详情