Lives of the British Admirals: Containing a New and Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods

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Alexander Donaldson, 1785 - Admirals

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Page 414 - If all the miseries and troublesome affairs of this sorrowful voyage should be perfectly and thoroughly written, there should need a painful man with his pen, and as great a time as he had that wrote the lives and deaths of the Martyrs.
Page 503 - But if the father continue, he will be able to break the branches, and pull up the tree root and all. Lose not your advantage ; if you do, I read your destiny.
Page 422 - Then embarking his men, with all the wealth he had obtained, which was very considerable, he bore away for England, where he arrived in August 1573.
Page 517 - Spanish town and you, if there be any town near it ;. that being so secured, you may make trial what depth and breadth the mine holds, and whether or no it answer our hopes.
Page 422 - His success in this expedition, joined to his honourable behaviour towards his owners, gained him a high reputation ; and the use he made of his riches, a still greater.
Page 310 - To come," says Sir William Monson, writing in 1610, "to the particulars of augmentation of our trade, of our plantations, and our discoveries, because every man shall have his due therein, I will begin with Newfoundland, lying upon the main continent of America, which the King of Spain challenges as first discoverer; but as we acknowledge the King of Spain the first...
Page 361 - The admiral fuffered them to pafs by quietly, that, having the advantage of the wind, he might the better attack them in the rear ; •which he performed with equal courage and fuccefs : and though Don Martinez de Ricalde, did all that it was poflible for a brave officer to do, yet they were put into the utmoft diforder, and many of them received confiderable damage.
Page 310 - America, so we, and all the world, must confess that we were the first who took possession, for the crown of England, of the north part thereof, and not above two years' difference betwixt the one and the other. And as the Spaniards have from that day and year held their possession in the west, so have we done the like in the north ; and though there is no respect in comparison of the wealth betwixt the...
Page 548 - Maris, written by the king's command, which he hath done with great industry, learning, and judgment, and hath asserted the right of the crown of England to the dominion of the British seas; the king requires one of the said books to be kept in the council chest, another in the court of Exchequer, and a third in the court of Admiralty, as faithful and strong evidence to the dominion of the British seas.
Page 428 - Lisbon with a fleet of thirty sail; and having intelligence of a great fleet assembled in the Bay of Cadiz, which was to have made part of the Armada, he with great courage entered that port, and burnt there upwards of ten thousand tons of shipping; which he afterwards called burning the King of Spain's beard.

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