English Seamen Under the Tudors, 第 1 卷

R. Bentley, 1868 - 320页
This is the first in a two-volume series on the maritime and naval capacities under the various Tudor monarchs. This volume begins with a brief history of primitive shipping in Britain, and continues through the reign of Henry VIII and Sir Walter Raleigh's voyage to Virginia in the late 16th century.

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第208页 - 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. Let tyrants fear. I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and goodwill of my subjects...
第206页 - We were entertained with all love and kindness, and with as much bounty (after their manner) as they could possibly devise. We found the people most gentle, loving, and faithful, void of all guile and treason, and such as live after the manner of the golden age.
第209页 - I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but 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 realms...
第272页 - Unto ours there remained no comfort at all, no hope, no supply either of ships, men, or weapons: — the...
第274页 - Gunner finding himself and Sir Richard thus prevented and mastered by the greater number, would have slain himself with a sword, had he not been by force with-held and locked into his cabin. Then the General...
第208页 - 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 honour and my blood, even in the dust.
第229页 - We ourselves, during the time we were there, used to suck it after their manner, as also since our return, and have found many rare and wonderful experiments of the virtues thereof, of which the relation would require a volume by itself. The use of it by so many of late, men and women of great calling as else, and some learned physicians also, is sufficient witness.
第273页 - Revenge again, doubting lest Sir Richard would have blown them up and himself, and perceiving by the report of the master of the Revenge...
第276页 - Here die I, Richard Grenville," were his last words, "with a joyful and a quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a good soldier ought to do, who has fought for his country and his queen, for honor and religion.
第100页 - June 3, 1400 leagues in all, till we came into 42 deg. of north latitude, where in the night following we found such alteration of heat, into extreme and nipping cold, that our men in general did grievously complain...