Westward Ho!: Or, 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

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Macmillan, 1878 - 519 páginas
 

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Página 288 - 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.
Página 360 - 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.
Página 483 - 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.
Página 347 - Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Página 326 - I must have it left; for I must have the gentlemen to haul and draw with the mariner, and the mariner with the gentleman. I would like to know him that would refuse to set his hand to a rope...
Página 275 - The Sun's rim dips; the stars rush out: At one stride comes the dark; With far-heard whisper, o'er the sea, Off shot the spectre-bark.
Página 110 - Here die I, -Richard Green*' ville, with a joyful and quiet mind : for that I have '' ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, fighting for " his country, queen, religion, and honour. My soul " willingly departing from this body, leaving behind the " lasting fame of having behaved as every valiant soldier
Página 191 - ... of men, in some remote land where law and order had never come? Look at this Desmond, brought up a savage among savages, a Papist among Papists, a despot among slaves ; a thousand easy maidens deeming it honour to serve his pleasure, a thousand wild ruffians deeming it piety to fulfil his revenge ; and let him that is without sin among us cast the first stone.
Página 3 - ... more fish in the sea than ever came out of it, and more silver in Nombre de Dios than would pave all the streets in the west, country: but of such captains as Franky Drake, heaven never makes but one at a time, and if we lose him, good-bye to England's luck, say I, and who don't agree, let him choose his weapons, and I'm his man.
Página 339 - 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, are to believe that we have a right to laugh at Amyas's scheme as frantic and chimerical. It is easy to amuse ourselves with the premises, after the conclusion has been found for us. We know, now, that he was mistaken : but we have not discovered his mistake for ourselves,...

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