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then I perceived with a sorrowful heart, God knoweth, I took my leave
of him, not without watery cheeks - Page 144
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Which Then I Perceived With A Sorrowful Heart, God Knoweth, I Took My Leave Of Him, Not Without Watery Cheeks.

And then I went to St. Mary Port, which is three leagues from St. Lucar, where I put myself

To be a soldier in the King of Spain's galleys, which were bound for Majorca and coming thither in the end of the Christmas holidays I found there two English ships, the one of London, and the other of the west country, which were ready freighted, and stayed but for a fair wind. To the master of the one which was of the west country went I, and told him that I had been two years in Spain to learn the language, and that I was now desirous to go home and see my friends, for that I lacked maintenance, and so having agreed with him for my passage I took my shipping. And thus, through the providence of Almighty God, after sixteen years' absence, having sustained many and sundry great troubles and miseries, as by this discourse appeareth, I came home to this my native country in England in the year 1582, in the month of February in the ship called the Landret, and arrived at Poole.

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