The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation: Made by Sea Or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compasse of These 1600 Yeeres, Issue 4 (Google eBook)

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J. MacLehose and sons, 1904 - Discoveries in geography
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Page 202 - The bullets thereto belonging were 120,000. " Item of gun-poulder, 5600 quintals. Of matche, 1200 quintals. Of muskets and kaleivers, 7000. Of haleberts and partisans, 10,000. " Moreover, they had great stores of canons, double-canons, culverings and field-pieces for land services. " Likewise they were provided of all instruments necessary on land to conveigh and transport their furniture from place to place, as namely of carts, wheeles, wagons, &c.
Page 224 - Upon the 29th of July in the morning, the Spanish fleet after the foresaid tumult, having arranged themselves again into order, were, within sight of Greveling, most bravely and furiously encountered by the English, where they once again got the wind of the Spaniards, who suffered themselves to be deprived of the commodity of the place in...
Page 200 - Besides the ships aforementioned, there were 20 caravels rowed with oares, being appointed to performe necessary services under the greater ships, insomuch that all the ships appertayning to this navie amounted unto the summe of 150, eche one being sufficiently provided of furniture and victuals. " The number of mariners in the saide fleete were above 8000, of slaves 2088, of souldiers 20,000 besides noblemen and gentlemen voluntaries; of great cast pieces, 2600.
Page 239 - MOst Omnipotent maker and guide of all our worlds masse, that onely searchest and fadomest the bottome of all our hearts conceits, and in them seest the true originals of all our actions intended : thou that by thy foresight doest truely discerne, how no malice of revenge, nor quittance of...
Page 235 - Angli, longum Anglis ipsa fruaris, Quam dilecta bonis, tam metuenda malis. The same in English. THe Spanish Fleet did flote in narrow Seas, And...
Page 201 - The galliasses were of such bignesse, that they contained within them chambers, chapels, turrets, pulpits, and other commodities of great houses. The galliasses were rowed with great oares, there being in echo one of them 300 slaves for the same purpose, and were able to do great service with the force of their ordinance.
Page 197 - Countreys) was intended for their ruine and destruction. And it was the expedition which the Spanish king, having a long time determined the same in his minde, and having consulted thereabout with the Pope, set foorth and undertooke against England and the low Countreys.
Page 214 - Valdez that he was not now at leisure to make any long parle, but if he would yield himself, he should find him friendly and tractable; howbeit if he had resolved to die in fight, he should prove Drake to be no dastard. Upon which answer Valdez and his company understanding that they were fallen into the hands of...
Page 202 - Moreover, they had 12,000 pipes of fresh water, and all other necessary provision, as namely candles, lanternes, lampes, sailes, hempe, oxe-hides, and lead, to stop holes that should be made with the battery of gunshot. To be short, they brought all things expedient, either for a fleete by sea, or for an armie by land.

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