After the Emperess had thus finished her Speech to
the Princes of the several Nations of that World, she
desired that their Ships might fall back, which being
done, her own Fleet came into the Circle, without
any visible assistance of Sails or Tide; and her self being
entred into her own Ship, the whole Fleet sunk imediately
into the bottom of the Seas, and left all the
Spectators in a deep amazement; neither would she
suffer any of her Ships to come above the Waters until
she arrived into the Blazing-world.
|And if any should like the world I have made,
and be willing to be my subjects, they may imagine themselves such, and they are such—I mean
in their minds, fancies or imaginations. But if they cannot endure to be subjects, they may
create worlds of their own and govern themselves as they please.
|© 2021 by Sarah Reitmeier, except text from The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World, published 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle.