The Life, Voyages, and Exploits of Sir Francis Drake: With Numerous Original Letters from Him and the Lord High Admiral to the Queen and Great Officers of State

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J. Murray, 1844 - Admirals - 187 pages
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Page 120 - I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England too ; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm ! To which, rather than any dishonour should grow by me, I myself will take up arms; I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.
Page 106 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Page 169 - Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, that hath fought for his country, queen, religion, and honour...
Page 65 - ... both by the King and people, into her Majesty's hands ; together with her Highness's picture and arms in a piece of sixpence, current English money, showing itself by a hole made of purpose through the plate : underneath was likewise engraven the name of our General...
Page 120 - My loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery. But I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people.
Page 120 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm...
Page 145 - Moncado with the galleys of which he was captain; and from Calais, driven with squibs from their anchors, were chased out of the sight of England, round about Scotland and Ireland. Where for the...
Page 145 - ... they were not ashamed in the year 1588, when they purposed the invasion of this land, to publish in sundry languages in print great victories in words, which they pleaded to have obtained against this realm, and spread the same in a most false sort over all parts of France, Italy, and elsewhere.
Page 6 - I set at liberty, without the taking from them the weight of a groat; only, because I would not be delayed of my dispatch, I stayed two men of estimation and sent post...
Page 120 - I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all, to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honor and my blood, even in the dust.

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