Definition of Francis drake
1. Noun. English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596).
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Literary usage of Francis drake
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1. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"Set forth by Sr. francis drake Baronet (his Nephew) now liuing. ... Sir Francis Drake Revived, &c., by this memorable relation of the rare occurrences ..."
2. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"The World encompassed by Sir francis drake, carefully collected out of the ... Sir francis drake revived. Being a Summary and true Relation of foure seve- ..."
3. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1904)
"Reviewed also by Sr. francis drake himselfe before his Death, ... Sir Francis Drake revived.. .Being a summary and true relation of foure several! voyages ..."
4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1892)
"To my well beloved cousin, francis drake, son of Richard Drake, ... The said Richard Drake and francis drake, his son, their heirs executors or ..."
5. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"francis drake was born near Tavistock in the year 1545.2 His father was a tenant of the House of Bedford, occupying lands which had belonged to the Abbey of ..."
6. A Sailor's Garland by John Masefield (1908)
"(From the opera, The History of Sir francis drake, by Sir William Davenant, 1659. The opera is founded on the prose narrative "Sir francis drake revived. ..."