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Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier: Including an ... - Page 74
by Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1831 - 461 pages
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Voyages of the Elizabethan seamen to America, 13 narratives from ..., Volume 1

Richard Hakluyt - 1893
...one of which, the mighty Pacific, no Englishman had hitherto sailed. Drake then and there prayed God 'to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship upon that sea." Calling up John Oxenham, one of his captains, he acquainted him with his resolution...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: Dionysius to Friction

1896
...the South Seas, and with that touch of romantic enthusiasm that redeemed all his piracies, ' besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea. ' Drake arrived in Plymouth on Sunday, 9th August 1573, during sermon-time, when the news of his return...
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Drake and the Tudor Navy: With a History of the Rise of England as ..., Volume 1

Sir Julian Stafford Corbett - Great Britain - 1898
...a breeze a very fair day, had seen that sea of which he had heard such golden reports, he besought Almighty God of his goodness to give him life and...that sea. And then calling up all the rest of our men he acquainted John Oxnam especially with this his petition and purpose, if it would please God to grant...
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Chambers's Biographical Dictionary: The Great of All Times and Nations

Francis Hindes Groome - Biography - 1898 - 1002 pages
...the, South Seas, ami with that touch of romantic enthusiasm which redeemed all his piracies ' besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea ' Drake arrived at Plymouth 9th August 1573, and the news of his exploits raised him at once to the...
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The New Pacific

Hubert Howe Bancroft - Pacific Area - 1899 - 733 pages
...the breeze a very fair day, seeing that sea of which he had heard such golden reports, he besought Almighty God of his goodness to give him life and...leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea." " Aye, noble captain " broke in John Oxenham, " And unless you did beat me from your company, I would...
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Sir Francis Drake

Sir Julian Stafford Corbett - 1902 - 209 pages
...overflowing — so Moses gazed upon the promised land — and like a good crusader he humbly besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea. So he descended and told them of his prayer; and before them all John Oxenham, his lieutenant, vowed...
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Sea Fighters from Drake to Farragut

Jessie Peabody Frothingham - Naval biography - 1902 - 396 pages
...the fabled ocean never before seen by English eyes. Filled with awe and a great wonder he "besought Almighty God, of His goodness, to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship on that sea I " After years of waiting, his desire was to be finally granted, and this day marked a...
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Voyages and Travels Mainly During the 16th and 17th Centuries ...

English garner - 1903
...heard such golden reports: he "besought Almighty GOD of His goodness^ to give him life and leave ii to sail once in an English ship, in that sea ! " And then I calling up all the rest of our [17 English] men, he acquainted JOHN OXNAM especially with this his...
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Famous British admirals

Albert Lee - 1905
...galleons came laden with bars of gold and silver, spices and jewels. Among the branches he prayed " Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and...leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea." It was on a Sunday in August, in the year 1573, that the admiral's ships entered Plymouth harbour....
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On the Spanish Main: Or, Some English Forays on the Isthmus of Darien

Buccaneers - 1906 - 344 pages
...sea of which he had heard such golden reports." He looked at the wonderful South Sea, and "besought Almighty God of His goodness, to give him life and...leave to sail once in an English ship, in that sea." The prayer was granted to him, for in five years' time he was off that very coast with such a spoil...
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