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Page 85 - For I am the Lord, I change not ; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Page 314 - Spaniards comforted themselves with the belief, that they were devils, and not men, who had destroyed them in such a manner. So much a strong resolution of bold and courageous men can bring to pass, that no resistance and advantage of ground can disappoint them.
Page 256 - ... more wilful and untractable than before, adding to their obstinacy much insolence and contumely, denying us all commerce of civility, and hindering all others as much as they could from the same. These barbarous provocations did so far work upon our spirits, that we judged it necessary...
Page 356 - Robert Blake, Admiral and General AT SEA. Based on Family and State Papers. By HEPWORTH DIXON, Author of " Life of William Penn." Cheap Edition. Post Svo, bds. 2». Post 8vo, cloth, with Portrait. 2». 6d. Dixon — William Penn. AN HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY. By WILLIAM HEPWORTH DIXON, Author of
Page 314 - ... the Spaniards comforted themselves with the belief, that they were devils and not men who had destroyed them in such a manner.
Page 199 - Honours know in general that there was much baseness of spirit, not among the merchantmen only, but many of the State's ships, and therefore I make it my humble request that your Honours would be pleased to send down some gentlemen to take an impartial and strict examination of the deportment of several commanders, that you may know who are to be confided in and who are not.
Page 282 - Deceased, do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits...
Page 341 - OUTLINES OF THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. For the Use of the Junior Classes in Colleges, and the Higher Classes in Schools. By GEORGE L. CRAIK.
Page 201 - ... ordered to hold themselves ready to embark, and take their share in the responsibility and dangers of the ensuing campaign. And as to Blake himself, the Council of State wrote to him, "to acquaint him with what they had done for the giving him an addition of strength, and to let him know that they do leave to him, upon the place, to do what he may for his own defence and the service of the Commonwealth."1 Two months after his reverse off the Naze, Blake sailed from the mouth of the Thames with...
Page 200 - ... many of the State's ships ; and, therefore, I make it my earnest request, that your honours would be pleased to send down some gentlemen to take an impartial and strict examination of the deportment of several commanders, that you may know who are to be confided in, and who are not. It will then be time to take into consideration the grounds of some other errors and defects, especially the discouragement and want of seamen. I shall...