Captain Christopher Newport Quotes in The New World (2005)
Captain Christopher Newport Quotes:
Captain Christopher Newport: Tonight we shall sleep aboard our ships, everyone in full armor. In the morning, we will chop down every tree within half a mile of the moorage, and use the straightest limbs to erect a line of watchtowers and to build our fort. When we have done that, we set our wheat and barley, put up houses and lay in firewood. Slackers will be whipped at the sight of their transgression.
Captain Christopher Newport: Yes, Emery?
Emery: When might we, uh, be going out to... poke about, sir?
Captain Christopher Newport: We are not here to pillage and raid. We are here to establish a colony.
Captain Christopher Newport: Let him go.
Colonist: You said to hang him, sir.
Captain Christopher Newport: Now remember Smith, you've come to these shores in chains. You're under a cloud, which you'll darken considerably if I hear any more of your mutinous remarks. Is that understood?
John Smith: [nods in recognition]
Captain Christopher Newport: All these months at sea. I'm weary of looking further. This place will serve. We have deep water to the shore. We can see up and down the river. Our enemies will have no advantage of surprise. Bring the anchors and the midsails to shore in case some homesick person decides to slip away with them. We must be careful not to offend the Naturals. If our crops fail, we shall be obliged to trade with them. Once we're established here, we may go up the river and seek a route to the other sea.
Newport's Assistant: You're not ignorant to the heavy displeasure which almighty God conceived against the sons of Levi and Israel for marrying strange wives?
John Rolfe: No.
Newport's Assistant: Would you do anything necessary to bring this about?
John Rolfe: Yes.
Newport's Assistant: Would you write a petition explaining, as the wealthiest Planter in Virginia, the benefit this would offer the cause?
John Rolfe: [Thinking] The governor requires of me a letter stating acceptable reasons for our union.
Newport's Assistant: Could you state your hope that this might be the beginning of the great work of converting the Naturals? That this idea came to you in no way through any carnal affection, but for the good of the plantation, for the honor of your country? And your own soul, humiliated, saving an unbelieving creature and moving you and your general assembly to a new generation?
John Rolfe: [Thinking] And yet she does not touch me.
Newport's Assistant: If this be not your true intent, would you do that?
John Rolfe: Yes.
Captain Christopher Newport: Then surely you do love her, Mr. Rolfe.
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