Memorials of the Goodwin Sands, and Their Surroundings, Legendary and Historical

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W. H. Allen, 1890 - 297 pagine

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Pagina 27 - Well then, quoth Master More, how say you in this matter ? What think ye to be the cause of these shelves and flats that stop up Sandwich haven ? Forsooth, Sir, quoth he, I am an old man ; I think that Tenterton steeple is the cause of Goodwin sands. For I am an old man, Sir...
Pagina 27 - I am an old man, sir,' quoth he, 'and I may remember the building of Tenterton steeple; and I may remember when there was no steeple at all there. And before that...
Pagina 26 - Bilney; and here, by the way, I will tell you a merry toy. Master More was once sent in commission into Kent, to help to try out (if it might be) what was the cause of Goodwin Sands, and the shelf that stopped up Sandwich Haven.
Pagina 1 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters ; These men see the works of the LORD : and His wonders in the deep.
Pagina 27 - More saw this aged man, he thought it expedient to hear him say his mind in this matter ; for, being so old a man, it was likely that he knew most of any man in that presence and company. So Master More called this old aged man unto him, and said :
Pagina 75 - ... subjects, with which his versatile ability made him conversant, would have formed the reputation of any ordinary man. He was among the best physicians of his age; he was his own engineer, inventing improvements in artillery, and new constructions in ship-building; and this not with the condescending incapacity of a royal amateur, but with thorough workmanlike understanding.
Pagina 25 - Sands. And now the old man had told a rational tale, had he found but the due favour to finish it ; and thus, sometimes, that is causelessly accounted ignorance of the speaker which is nothing but impatience in the auditors, unwilling to attend to the end of the discourse.
Pagina 27 - ... likelihood, can say most to it, or, at leastwise, more than any man here assembled.
Pagina 25 - I met since with a supplement thereunto : it is this. Time out of mind, money was constantly collected out of this county to fence the east banks thereof against the...
Pagina 218 - This Lionel Lukin was the first who built a life-boat, and was the original inventor of that principle of safety, by which many lives and much property have been saved from shipwreck ; and he obtained the King's patent in 1785.

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