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Quotation by Francis Drake, Sir
I must have the gentleman to haul and draw with the mariner, and the mariner with the gentleman.... I would know him, that would refuse to set his hand to a rope, but I know there is not any such here.
Francis, Sir Drake (1540–1596), British navigator. Speech, May 1578. Quoted in Drake and the Tudor Navy, vol. 1, ch. 9, Sir Julian Corbett (1898).
To his crew off Puerto San Julian, Argentina, shortly before entering the Magellan Straits—from which he sailed the Pacific to become the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.
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