Thus after all things were made fit and ready, the
Emperess began her Journey, I cannot properly say,
she set Sail, by reason in some Part, as in the passage
between the two Worlds (which yet was but short)
the Ships were drawn under water by the Fish-men
with Golden Chains, so that they had no need of
Sails there, nor of any other Arts, but onely to keep
out water from entering into the Ships, and to give
or make so much Air as would serve for breath or
respiration, those Land Animals that were in the
Ships; which the Giants had so Artificially contrived,
that they which were therein found no inconveniency
at all: And after they had passed
the Icy Sea, the Golden Ships appeared above
water, and so went on until they came near the Kingdom
that was the Emperess's Native Countrey;
where the Bear-men through their Telescopes discovered
a great number of Ships which had beset all
that Kingdom, well rigg'd and mann'd.
|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.
|© 2022 by Sarah Reitmeier, except text from The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World, published 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle.