Excerpt from The Vision of Columbus: A Poem, in Nine Books
This extraordinary man, who was now about twenty-feven years of age, appears to have pof. Feiied every talent, requifite to form and execute the greatef't enterprifes. He was early educated in all the ufeful fciences ... that were taught in that day. He had made great proficiency in geography, afironomy and drawing, as they were nece¿'ary to his favourite purfuit of navigation. He had now been a number of years in the fervice of the Portuguefe, and had acquired all the expe rience that their voyages and difcoveries could afford. His courage and perfeverance had been put to the feveref't tefi, and the exercife of every amiable and heroic virtue rendered him univerfally known and refpeéted. He had [married a Portu guefe lady, by whom he had two fons, Diego and Ferdinand 5 the younger of whom is the hifiorian of his life.
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