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and others, even more remarkable, might be adduced in naval warfare, to which we will make brief reference. The most extraordinary of these was the famous Admiral Blake, of the Commonwealth navy. No man is more renowned in the ocean nals of England than the enterprising, intrepid and successful Blake. He is described by oneBlake. He is described by one of his biographers as a homely west-country gentleman, middle-sized, of firm and generous, yet not at all romantic, air and expression, most orderly and pious in his household, and with sacred words ever ready for the guidance of life; but for the rest, a kindly laughter, and known to take a quiet cup of sack and a pipe at bedtime the veteran Van-Tromp the dominion of the sea, and "kept the ring" of the wide ocean in defiance of all comers. Another extraordinary case was Prince Rupert, Blake's old foeman on land, who also turned sailor, and for a time swept over the sea with the same impetuosity he had shown upon the shore. But who would argue, from t