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An Epistle Dedicatorie to sir Walter Ralegh, prefixed by master Richard Hakluyt before the history of Florida , which he translated out of French 1587 To the right honourable Sir Walter Ralegh Knight, Captaine of her Majesties Gard , Lord Warden of the Stanneries, and her Highnesse Lieutenant generall of the County of Cornewall, R. H. wisheth true felicite. SIR, after that this historie, which had bene concealed many yeeres, was lately committed to print and published in France under your Name
worthie persons there. And no marvaile
though it were very welcome unto you, and that you liked
of the translation thereof, since no history hitherto set
forth hath more affinitie, resemblance or conformitie with
yours of Virginia
, then this of Florida
. But calling to
minde that you had spent more yeeres in France then I,
and understand the French better then my selfe, I forthwith perceived that you approoved mine endevour, not
for any private ease or commoditie that thereby might