Definition of Captain john smith
1. Noun. English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631).
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1. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1900)
"The life of captain john smith John Smith reads like a chapter from "The Cloister and the Hearth. ..."
2. American History Told by Contemporaries by Albert Bushnell Hart (1900)
"The Founding of Virginia (1607) BY captain john smith captain john smith, as explorer, military man, and later President of the Colony, had the best of ..."
3. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1899)
"According to the Dedication (to the Earl of Pembroke) of the " True Travels, Adventures, and Observations of captain john smith," it was he himself who ..."
4. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1895)
"... and sometime Admiral of New England—captain john smith has left full records of what he saw and heard, of all that was done and suffered by the first ..."
5. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"CAPTAIN JOHN" SMITH TO QUEEN ANNE, AD 1616 [From 'The Adventures and Discourses of captain john smith, sometime President of Virginia, and Admiral of New ..."
6. English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History & Literature by Edward Arber (1897)
"... Captain JOHN SMITH. The present state of New England. [ie, in 1624]. [General History of Virginia, 1626] It may be useful to give in full, ..."
7. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"... names with a romantic interest that John smith can neyer die> The life of captain john smith reads like a chapter from " The Cloister and the Hearth. ..."