Prince Henry the Navigator: The Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery, 1394-1460 A.D. with an Account of Geographical Progress Throughout the Middle Ages as the Preparation for His Work

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Putnam, 1894 - Discoveries in geography - 336 pages
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Page 136 - By bold ambition led, and bolder thirst Of gold. For then from ancient gloom emerged The rising world of trade : the genius, then, Of navigation, that, in hopeless sloth, Had slumbered on the vast Atlantic deep, For idle ages, starting, heard at last The Lusitanian prince ; who, Heaven-inspired, To love of useful glory roused mankind, And in unbounded commerce mixed the world.
Page 37 - Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
Page 37 - It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers ; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: that bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

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