Quotations From SIR GILBERT, HUMPHREY

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    We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.
    Humphrey, Sir Gilbert (c.1537-1583), British soldier, navigator, explorer. Quoted in The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffics and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol. 3, Richard Hakluyt (1600). said during a storm on his last, fatal voyage back from Newfoundland, Sept. 1583.

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