For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.
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Source Notes: Source: SIR WALTER RALEIGH, A Discourse of the Invention of Ships, Anchors, Compass, &c., The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt., vol. 8, p. 325 .
Walter Alexander Raleigh, 1861 - 1922. One of the most highly regarded of literary critics in England at the turn of the century, he was also a novelist, essayist, and biographer. At the time of his death, he was the Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford, and was engaged in research for the second volume of the official history of the Royal Air Force.