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Robert Blake, Admiral and General at Sea (Classic Reprint)
by:William Hepworth Dixon
A dmiral, Robert Blake, and in it the Naval History of England during one of its most brilliant periods, has not hitherto been written with either accuracy of outline or copiousness of detail. Readers of the Commonwealth annals know how prominent is his place in contemporary literature how many of his letters are preserved in Tlmrloe and other collectors...
A dmiral, Robert Blake, and in it the Naval History of England during one of its most brilliant periods, has not hitherto been written with either accuracy of outline or copiousness of detail. Readers of the Commonwealth annals know how prominent is his place in contemporary literature how many of his letters are preserved in Tlmrloe and other collectors how frequent are the references to him in the Journals of the House, in broadsides, pamphlets and the various newspapers. But even these sources of information have almost wholly escaped the attention of such writers as have formally undertaken his memoirs. The chief authority for such slight notices of Blake as appear in our Encyclopaedias and Biographical Dictionaries is an extremely meagre and incorrect memoir published in a work having the title Lives :E nglish and Foreign. 1704. It was on this foundation that Dr. Johnson based his spirited sketch for the Gentleman s Magazine. A fter-writers followed his lead; from the author of the article Blake in the Encyclopaedia Britannica the best and most copious of modern accounts down to Mr. Gorton, who wrote a memoir of twenty-four pages for the Useful Knowledge Society. Of these notices it is sufficient to say that, with one or two exceptions, the writers did not even trouble themselves to consult the Blake Correspondence inT(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text.
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