Westward Ho!: The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the County of Devon, in the Reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Band 1

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Ticknor and Fields, 1855 - 588 Seiten
 

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Action-packed and absolutely memorable! A difficult read but it becomes easier as you go. VERY very helpful ,historically speaking, and a book I am excited about. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 72 - And portance in my travel's history; Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads touch heaven, It was my hint to speak, — such was the process: And of the Cannibals that each other eat, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders.
Seite 179 - He neither shall be clothed In purple nor in pall, But in the fair white linen That usen babies all.
Seite 396 - Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Seite 328 - Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Seite 411 - Let us alone. What pleasure can we have To war with evil? Is there any peace In ever climbing up the climbing wave? All things have rest, and ripen toward the grave In silence; ripen, fall and cease: Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease.
Seite 386 - is indeed the proudest day of my life ! I have lost one brother, but I have gained fourscore. God do so to me and more also, if I do not deal with you according to the trust which you have put in me this day !" We, I suppose, axe to believe that we have a right to laugh at Amyas's scheme as frantic and chimerical.
Seite 508 - The Daughter of Debate, that eke discord doth sow, Shall reap no gain where former rule hath taught still peace to grow No foreign banished wight shall anchor in this port; Our realm it brooks no stranger's force, let them elsewhere resort. Our rusty sword with rest shall first his edge employ, To poll their tops that seek such change and gape for joy.
Seite 262 - We are as near to heaven by sea as by land' — reiterating the same speech, well beseeming a soldier, resolute in Jesus Christ, as I can testify he was.
Seite 229 - Besides, for solace of our people, and allurement of the savages, we were provided of music in good variety ; not omitting the least toys, as...
Seite 256 - The spirits of your fathers Shall start from every wave! For the deck it was their field of fame, And ocean was their grave...

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