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I departed out of London in the ship called the Tiger, in the company of Master John Newbery, Master Ralph Fitch and six or seven other honest merchants, upon Shrove Monday5, 1583, and arrived in Tripolis of Syria the 1st day of May next ensuing6. At our landing we went a-maying upon St. George’s Island, a place where Christians dying aboard the ships are wont to be buried.