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Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier: Including an ... - Page 74
by Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1831 - 461 pages
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An historical account of the circumnavigation of the globe and of the ...

Historical account - 1836
...the Isthmus of Darien, this bold navigator first saw the South Sea, we are told that " he besought Almighty God of his goodness to give him life and...leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea." Several years elapsed before this wish was gratified ; but at length, on the 13th December 1577, he...
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An Historical Account of the Circumnavigation of the Globe: And of the ...

Voyages around the world - 1837 - 350 pages
...the Isthmus of Darien, this bold navigator first saw the South Sea, we are told that " he besought Almighty God of his .goodness to give him life and...leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea." Several years elapsed before this wish was gratified ; but at length, on the 13th December, 1577, he...
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The English Circumnavigators: The Most Remarkable Voyages Round the World by ...

David Laing Purves - Explorers - 1874 - 831 pages
...could be seen. When Drake had beheld that sea, "of which he had heard such golden reports, he besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and...leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea." Calling up his men, he acquainted *^«ra, John Oxenham especially, with solve, which all approved....
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Drake: The Sea-king of Devon

George Makepeace Towle - Admirals - 1882 - 274 pages
...heard such golden reports, he besought of Almighty God in his goodness, to give him life and heart to sail once in an English ship in that sea ; and then, calling up all the rest of our men, he acquainted John Oxnam especially with this his petition and purpose, if it should please God to...
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The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 15

Sir Sidney Lee - Great Britain - 1888
...then and has ever since been known as the South Sea, and, carried away by his enthusiasm, 'besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and...leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea.' From this tree they passed on to Panama; missed a rich caravan by the untimely impetuosity of a drunken...
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All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal, Volume 63

Charles Dickens - Literary Criticism - 1888
...tree whence he sighted the two oceans, and so carried away was he by his enthusiasm that he " besought Almighty God of his goodness to give him life and...leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea." His prayer was grunted. Wonderful enthusiasm, and pluck, and energy he must have needed, for hitherto...
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Chamber's encyclopaedia: a dictionary of universal knowledge, Volume 4

Reference - 1890
...the South Seas, and with that touch of romantic enthusiasm that redeemed all his piracies, ' besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea. ' Drake arrived in Plymouth on Sunday, 9th August 1573, during sermon-time, when the news of his return...
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Drake

1890
...overflowing — so Moses gazed upon the promised land — and like a good crusader he humbly besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea. So he descended and told them of his prayer; and before them all John Oxenham, his lieutenant, vowed...
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CHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE NEW EDITION ...

ROBERT CHAMBERS - 1892
...the South Seas, and with that touch of romantic enthusiasm that redeemed all His piracies, ' besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and...leave 'to sail once in an English ship in that sea.' Drake arrived in Plymouth on Sunday, 9th August 1573, during sermon-time, when the news of his return...
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Voyages of the Elizabethan Seamen to America: Select Narratives ..., Volume 1

Richard Hakluyt - America - 1893 - 280 pages
...of which, the mighty Pacific, no Englishman had hitherto sailed. Drake then and there prayed God ' to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship upon that sea.' Calling up John Oxenham, one of his captains, he acquainted him with his resolution...
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