Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots.
Aristides, hearing this, is said to have made no reply, but returned the sherd with his own name inscribed.
Finds include one Rhenish "Bellarmine" sherd and a pewter spoon handle.
One sherd is decorated with shredded clay applied before firing when the clay was wet.
One sherd of really fine thin red ware was picked up, but there was no trace of ornamentation on it.
We entrust the sherd, the scarab, and the parchments to your keeping, till such time as we demand them back again.
A few of the Roman names inscribed upon the sherd I have actually since found mentioned in history and other records.
A Marlborough sherd from one of these has a gadrooned edge and molded swags and palmettes.
The native ware is easily recognizable by its smoothness and hardness; when struck with a stick a sherd emits a musical clink.
This sherd is unique among all those found at Jamestown, but it is essentially characteristic of North Devon work.