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though the roots of her present naval supremacy may be traced far back into Danish, and even Saxon times. It was the general opinion, up to the days of Drake and Hankins, that the English navy would never be able to cope with the great armaments of Spain, or even Portugal, upon the ocean! Such was the status of England among naval powers when Drake and Hankins, like Semmes and Maflit began to prove that the blood of the old Vikings was still alive in the exploits of their descendants. It was in the year 1587, when the magnitude and object of the Armada became known, that Drake, with only thirty ships, dashed into Cadiz, where a fleet was waiting to join tist's sake, our only Mediator and Redeemer." We all know what became of the Armada, how Providence, through waves and tempests, combined with the energies of Hankins and Drake, wrought its destruction. Let us learn faith and hope from that example and be sure that, if we are only true to ourselves, the birthright of freedom w