The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:|
avoid fighting, they fought in order to produce negotiation.
Drake, Frobisher, and Carlisle, as we have seen, swept the Spanish
Main with fire and sword, stopping the Indian supplies; while
Walsingham (craftiest, and yet most honest of mortals) prevented,
by some mysterious financial operation, the Venetian merchants from
repairing the Spaniards' loss by a loan; and no Armada came that
In the meanwhile, the Jesuits, here and abroad, made no secret,
among their own dupes, of the real objects of the Spanish armament.
The impious heretics,--the Drakes and Raleighs, Grenvilles and
Cavendishes, Hawkinses and Frobishers, who had dared to violate