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This is “the plain story of an eventful life,” said the author, but it is written in ornate and archaic language. It is not an easy read. Understandable, yes, if you are willing to make the effort ... Read full review
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Page 176 - History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Disgrace of Chief Justice Coke
Page 70 - 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 62 - Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay, Within that temple where the vestal flame Was wont to burn ; and passing by that way, To see...
Page 64 - Say to the court, it glows, And shines like rotten wood; Say to the church, it shows What's good, and doth no good. If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates they live Acting by others' action; Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction.
Page 52 - The Spaniards had an army aboard them, and he had none ; they had more ships than he had, and of higher building and charging; so that, had he entangled himself with those great and powerful vessels, he had greatly endangered this kingdom of England.
Page 362 - I have been a soldier, a sailor, and a courtier, which are courses of wickedness and vice ; that His Almighty goodness will forgive me ; that He will cast away my sins from me, and that He will receive me into everlasting life ; so I take my leave of you all, making my peace with God.
Page 145 - I am sure heretofore one ship of her Majesty's was able to beat ten Spaniards ; but now, by reason of our own ordnance, we are hardly matched one to one.
Page 61 - To seek new worlds for gold, for praise, for glory, To try desire, to try love severed far, When I was gone, she sent her memory, More strong than were ten thousand ships of war ; To call me back, to leave great honour's thought, To leave my friends, my fortune, my attempt ; To leave the purpose I so long had sought, And hold both cares and comforts in contempt.