Almost at the same time was swallowed by the Ocean Sir Humfrey Gilbert, knight, a sharpe and lively spirited man, famous for his knowledge in warre and peace, in his returne from the North part of America, which we call New-found-land, whither he had sailed a little before with five ships, having sold his patrimony, in hope to plant a Colony there. But… he was distressed by shipwrecks and want of provisions, and constrained to give over his enterprise, leaving too late, and teaching others, that it is a matter of greater difficulty to transport Colonies into farre countries upon private mens wealth, than he and others in credulous error persuaded themselves to their owne cost. 1