Desiring You Hereafter Never To Mislike With Me For The Taking In
Hand Of Any Laudable And Honest Enterprise, For If, Through Pleasure
And Idleness, We Purchase Shame, The Pleasure Vanisheth, But The
Shame Remaineth For Ever.
And therefore, to give me leave without offence always to live and
die in this mind, THAT HE IS
NOT WORTHY TO LIVE AT ALL THAT FOR FEAR
OR DANGER OF DEATH SHUNNETH HIS COUNTRY'S SERVICE AND HIS OWN
HONOUR, seeing death is inevitable, and the fame of virtue immortal.
Wherefore, in this behalf, Mutare vel timere sperno.
CERTAIN OTHER REASONS OR ARGUMENTS TO PROVE A PASSAGE BY THE NORTH-
Learnedly written by Master Richard Willes, Gentleman.
Four famous ways there be spoken of to those fruitful and wealthy
islands, which we do usually call Moluccas, continually haunted for
gain, and daily travelled for riches therein growing. These
islands, although they stand east from the meridian, distant almost
half the length of the world, in extreme heat under the equinoctial
line, possessed of infidels and barbarians, yet by our neighbours
great abundance of wealth there is painfully sought in respect of
the voyage dearly bought, and from thence dangerously brought home
to us. Our neighbours I call the Portuguese, in comparison of the
Molucchians for nearness unto us, for like situation westward as we
have for their usual trade with us; for that the far south-
easterings do know this part of Europe by no other name than
Portugal, not greatly acquainted as yet with the other nations
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