A history of the Royal navy, from the earliest times to the wars of the French revolution

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1847
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Page 453 - Burdeux ward, while that the chapman slepe. Of nice conscience toke he no kepe. If that he faught, and hadde the higher hand, By water he sent hem home to every land. But of his...
Page 454 - Hardy he was, and wise, I undertake : With many a tempest hadde his berd be shake. He knew wel alle the havens, as they were, Fro Gotland to the Cape de Finistere, And every creke in Bretagne and in Spaine. His barge ycleped was the Magdelaine.
Page 188 - Tower in June, 1338, were three iron cannon with live chambers, a hand-gun, some article of iron (of which the name is obliterated in the Roll) for the cannon, and three old stone bags, no doubt bags to hold shot. The barge called the Mary of the Tower had an iron cannon with two chambers, and another of brass with one chamber. Two iron cannons 'without stuff...
Page 410 - The treasonable conspiracy of the Earl of Cambridge, Lord Scrope of Masham, and Sir Thomas Grey...
Page 470 - The galay men, the suth to say, Most nedes turn another way ; Thai soght the stremis fer and wide, In Flandres and in Seland syde. Than saw thai whare Cristofer stode, At Armouth, opon the flude.
Page 469 - Ingland, and for no thing spare, Bot brin and sla both man and wife, And childe, that none suld pas with life. The galay men held up thaire handes, And thanked God of thir tithandes.
Page 382 - Finisterra, which was famous as being the holiest in all those parts, (as in truth it was, for I have seen it,) and much more damage he did in Castile, taking many prisoners, and exacting ransoms; and though other armed ships came there also from England, he it was who came oftenest-f-.
Page 150 - Commons had granted another subsidy for its support, they represented that "twenty years since, and always before that time, the navy of the realm was so noble and so plentiful in all ports, maritime towns, and those on rivers, that the whole country deemed and called our Lord King of the Sea...
Page 65 - John, soon after the hour of <( noune," with the tide, we, in the name of God, and in the confidence of our right quarrel, entered into the said port upon our enemies, who had placed their ships in very strong array, and which made a very noble defence all that day and the night after ; but God, by His power and miracle, granted us the victory over our said enemies, for which we thank Him as devoutly as we can. And we have you to know, that the number of ships, galleys, and great barges of our enemies...
Page 273 - ... a noble realm with dominion over other nations, has, through your supineness, become exposed to the ravages of the vilest race; and, since you would not lift a hand in its defence, I exposed myself and my property for the safety and deliverance of our country.

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