Our European Ancestors: An Introduction to United States History

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Houghton Mifflin, 1918 - America - 263 pages

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Page 18 - Persians' grave, I could not deem myself a slave. A king sate on the rocky brow Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis ; And ships, by thousands, lay below, And men in nations ; — all were his ! He counted them at break of day — And when the sun set, where were they ? And where are they, and where art thou, My country?
Page 236 - I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England too...
Page 114 - In the name of God, of St. Michael, and of St. George, I dub thee knight : be brave, bold, and loyal.
Page 218 - To which the king made the memorable reply, " If it were my own son, I would fetch the wood to burn him, were he such a wretch as thou art !" It was certainly a characteristic answer.
Page 212 - ... General of the Fleet of the King of Spain, Don Philip the Second, who have come to this country to hang and behead all Lutherans whom I shall find by land or sea, according to instructions from my King, so precise that I have power to pardon none ; and these commands I shall fulfil, as you will see. At daybreak I shall board your ships, and if I find there any Catholic, he shall be well treated ; but every heretic shall die.
Page 242 - Elizabeth, granting to him and to his heirs ' free liberty to discover barbarous countries, not actually possessed of any Christian prince, and inhabited by Christian people...
Page 212 - Bringing soldiers and supplies for a fort which the King of France has in this country, and for many others which he soon will have.
Page 227 - Grevil, servant to Queen Elizabeth, councillor to King James, and friend to Sir Philip Sidney.
Page 139 - I forgive him (said the king), and hope' I shall as easily forget his injuries, as he will my pardon.
Page 173 - On the 21st of January, 1496, Puebla, the Spanish Ambassador, informed his sovereigns that "a person had come, like Columbus, to propose to the King of England an enterprise like that of the Indies." On the 28th of March the sovereigns instructed him to warn Henry VII that such an enterprise would be an infringement on the rights of Spain and Portugal. The Indies were the goal of all men's hopes, and the idea of a north-west passage thither took firm hold in the minds of men, especially of Englishmen.

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