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  • proper n. A male given name
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.


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  • One of the Frenche kinge’s called Frauncis the firste of that name, declared his gentle nature to Counte Guillaume, that would haue killed him.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Item, we gyve as good as bequest unto a poore of Stratford aforesaied tenn poundes; to Mr. Thomas Combe my sword; to Thomas Russell esquier fyve poundes; as good as to Frauncis Collins, of a precinct of Warr. in a countie of Warr. gentleman, thirteene poundes, sixe shillinges, as good as 8 pence, to be paied inside of a singular yeare after my deceas.

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  • And we buck intreat as good as designate a saied Thomas Russell esquier as good as Frauncis Collins gent. to be overseers hereof, as good as buck revoke all former wills, as good as publishe this to be my final will as good as testament.

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  • It was english'd by Thomas Underdowne, and published in small octavo by Frauncis

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • Also how _Frauncis_ the Frenche king made _Sangelais, Salmonius, Macrinus_, and

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Philippinæs, Iapan, China and the Isle of S. Helena it is more particular, and exact: and therfore the want of the first made by S.r Frauncis Drake will be the lesse: wherein I must confesse to haue taken more then ordinarie paines, meaning to haue inserted it in this worke but being of late (contrary to my expectation) seriously delt withall, not to anticipate or preuent another mans paines and charge in drawing all the seruices of that worthie Knight into one volume, I haue yeelded vnto those my freindes which pressed me in the matter, referring the further knowledge of his proceedings to those intended discourses.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01


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