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Page 508 - with all its great and terrible ostentation, did not in all their sailing about England so much. as sink or take one ship, bark, pinnace, or cock-boat of ours, or even burn so much as one sheep-cote on this land.
Page 57 - Above all, govern your will and affections by the will and word of your Creator; in me beholding the end of this world with all her vanities.
Page 497 - ... of the Armada, which afforded so easy a mark ; while the Spaniards, on their part, found it impossible, while wasting incredible quantities of powder and shot, to inflict any severe damage on their enemies. Throughout the action, not an English ship was destroyed, and not a hundred men were killed. On the other hand, all the best ships of the Spaniards were riddled through and through, and with masts and yards shattered, sails and rigging torn to shreds, and a north-west wind still drifting them...
Page 91 - Now will I end, that do imagine I talk still with you, and therefore loathly say farewell one hundred thousand times ; though ever I pray God bless you from all harm, and save you from all foes. With my million and legion of thanks for all your pains and cares, " As you know ever the same, " EE " PS Let Wilkes see that he is acceptable to you.
Page 497 - The battle lasted six hours long, hot and furious ; for now there was no excuse for retreat on the part of the Spaniards, but, on the contrary, it was the intention of the CaptainGeneral to return to his station off Calais, if it were within his power. Nevertheless the English still partially maintained the tactics which had proved so successful, and resolutely refused the fierce attempts of the Spaniards to lay themselves along-side. Keeping within musket-range, the well-disciplined English mariners...
Page 211 - The lord treasurer remaineth still in disgrace, and behind my back her majesty giveth out very hard speeches of myself, which I the easier credit, for that I find in dealing with her I am nothing gracious; and if her majesty could be otherwise served, I should not be used.
Page 507 - Coruna in July, but fiftythree, great and small, made their escape to Spain; and these were so damaged as to be utterly worthless. The Invincible Armada had not only been vanquished but annihilated. Of the thirty thousand men who sailed in the fleet, it is probable that not more than ten thousand ever saw their native land again.