Quotes from Will Adams
"At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other."
"But God, that is always merciful at need, showed mercy unto us and would not suffer them to have their wills of us."
"Forty-one days being expired, the emperor caused me to be brought before him again, demanding of me many questions more, which were too long to write."
"From the ship all things were taken out, so that the clothes which I took with me on my back I only had."
"I told him if he would permit me to depart, I would be a means that both the English and Hollanders should come and traffic there."
"If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised."
"In conclusion he asked me whether I were desirous to go to the ship to see my countrymen. I answered very gladly, the which he bade me do."
"In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature."
"In the end, in thirty-two degrees and one half we came in sight of the land, being the nineteenth day of April."
"In the end, the emperor gave every man, much as was worth eleven or twelve ducats a year, namely, myself, the captain, and mariners all alike."
"Not only I lost what I had in the ship, but from the captain and the company generally what was good or worth the taking was carried away; all which was done unknown to the emperor."
"Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary."
"So I departed and was free from imprisonment."
"So in process of four or five years the emperor called me, as divers times he had done before."
"So that between the Cape of St. Maria and Japan we were four months and twenty-two days; at which time there were no more than six besides myself that could stand upon his feet."
"So to pass my time to get my living, it hath cost me great labor and trouble at the first; but God hath blessed my labor."
"Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience."
"We had when we came to anchor in Bungo, sick and whole, four and twenty men, of which number the next day three died."
"With the which request the emperor was not well pleased, and would not let me go any more for my country, but to bide in his land."
Total Quotes: 19
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