Edward Webbe: Chief Master Gunner, His Trauailes. 1590

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Privately printed, 1885 - Middle East - 38 pages
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Page 10 - Januarye, 1599, and in the two and fortyth yeare of the reigne of our fovereigne ladie Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queene of England, Fraunce and Ireland, defender of the fayth, &c.
Page 34 - II. 83). thing did greatly comfort me which I saw long since in Sicilia, in the city of Palermo, a thing worthy of memory, where the Right Honourable the Earl of Oxford, a famous man of Chivalry, at what time he travelled into foreign countries, being then personally present, made there a challenge against all manner of persons whatsoever, and at all manner of weapons, as Tournaments...
Page 35 - There are seauen Mountaines builded on the out side, like vnto ye point of a Diamond, which Mountaines were builded in King Pharoes time for to keepe Corne in, and they are Mountaines of great strength. It is also saide, that they were builded about that time when...
Page 34 - ... all manner of persons whatsoever, and at all manner of weapons, as Tournaments, Barriers with horse and armour, to fight a combat with any whatsoever in the defence of his Prince and Country. For which he was very highly commended, and yet no man durst be so hardy to encounter with him, so that all Italy over he is acknowledged the only Chevalier and Nobleman of England.
Page 32 - put there into the holy house 3 daies with a fooles coate on my backe hälfe blew, half yellowe, and a cockes combe with three bels on my head, from whence 1 was holpen by means of an Englishman whom I found there, and presented my petition and cause to the Pope, who again set me at libertie.
Page 9 - And this is to protest that in this book there is nothing mentioned or expressed but that which is of truth, and what mine own eyes have perfectly seen.
Page 34 - Roister 1 508 — and where plaine ground was, holes and hollow trenches were digged in the way of her Maiesties passage, to ye intent that she might haue gone vp to the mid leg in oes or mire: Webbe Trauailes 32 — We could haue gone without your companie.
Page 24 - There is Swannes in that place, which are as lardge againe as the Swannes of Englande are, and their Feathers are as blew as any blew cloath. " I haue seen in a place like a Park adioyning vnto...
Page 30 - Go in peace. Here Naaman believed in his heart; but by bowing before the idol Rimmon, he denied the true God in effect, as much as if he had done it with his lips. But then what shall we answer to our Saviour's saying, (Matt. x. 33) Whosoever denieth me before men, I will deny him before my Father which is in heaven.
Page 20 - ... samon trouts. But let a Christian or a Turke come thither and fish for them, and either of them shall catch them in great abundance, if they do but put their hands into the water with a little bread, and an hundred will be about his hand. — Edw. Webbe, Travels [159o], Arber's reprint. In Willis

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