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Desiderius Erasmus
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The Adages of Erasmus (2001 edition), University of Toronto Press - ISBN: 9780802048745
John Greenleaf Whittier
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Poems of Nature, Poems Subjective and Reminiscent and Religious Poems, Complete Volume II., the Works of Whittier - ISBN: 9783842496316
James Joyce
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To Jacques Mercanton, on the structure of Ulysses, as quoted in James Joyce: The Critical Heritage (1997) by Robert H. Deming, p. 22
Francis Drake
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Born: 1540

Died: January 28, 1596 (age 56)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Soldier

Bio: Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He also carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580.

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