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for a double tyde which she carried to Shipwreeke, tone vpon
the rockes, t- other vpon the sand, I omitt our danger passed
Yarmouth, where by dragging anchour in a strong winde and
tide we almost runne of our shipp a ground. All this Satur-
day and the night following the winde serued vs so well, that
next day by 9 of Clocke we got beyond the westerne Cape of
England, and so steered along not soe strongly as wee might
because of our pinnace slow saileinge, whome we feared to
leaue behinde, for feare shee might meet wth Turkes or some
other pirates though we see nowe, by this meanes a faire
shipp of London overtooke vs of 600 tunne, here we had a
greate recreation to see that ship and ours runne for the fame
with all the cloath they could make, an howers space with
faire winde and weather, and pleasant sound of trumpetts,
but ours gaue the other a topsaile and yet held with her, this
done we stroke one course of our sailes, and staied for our
pinnace, which was farre short of vs, and the draggon, for soe
shee was called runne from vs out of sight that evening.
Soe all Sunday and Munday the 24th and 25th of Novemb: we
sailed afore the winde, till night, when the winde changed to
Northwest so violent, and tempestuous, as the dragon was
forced backe to ffamouth, not able to keep the sea, being yet
not to goe southwest, but right south to Angola, and our
pinnace mistrusting her strength came up to vs to tell that if
shee were in distresse shee would shew two lights in her
shroode; our master was a very sufficient seaman, and shipp
as strong as could be made of oake and iron, 400 tunne,
kingbuilt: makeinge faire weather in great stormes: now the
master had his choise, whether he would returne England as
the draggon did, or saile so close vp to the winde, as if he
should not hold it he must necessarily fall vpon the Irish
shoare, so infamous for rockes of greatest danger: of these

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