The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol 1

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Author: Richard Hakluyt
Language: English
Wordcount: 127,321 / 412 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 1,088
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Genres: Travel, Nautical, History
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' ay veu en plusieurs endroits parmi eux. [Footnote: Translation "This made me inquire into the reasons which prevent the English, who have sufficient intelligence, means, and courage to acquire great honour amongst all Christians, from shining more on the element which is and ought to be more natural to them than to other nations, who must needs yield to them in the building, fitting out, and management of ships, as I have my self often witnessed when amongst them."] Thus both hearing, and reading the obloquie of our nation, and finding few or none of our owne men able to replie heerin: and further, not seeing any man to haue care to recommend to the world, the industrious labors, and painefull trauels of our countrey men: for stopping the mouthes of the reprochers, my selfe being the last winter returned from France with the honorable the Lady Sheffield, for her passing good behauior highly esteemed in all the French court, determined notwithstanding all difficulties, to vndertake the burden of tha

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