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Dampier William

Dampier, William, English navigator and buccaneer, was born in 1652. While on a voyage in 1699-1701 to New Holland, he discovered the Archipelago of New Britain, the Dampier Archipelago, and Dampier Strait. He made other voyages in 1705 and 1708-11. In 1698 he had been given a commission as commander in the navy. He wrote A Voyage round the World. He is supposed to have died in 1715.

“See a flame in a spark, a tree in a seed; see great things in little beginnings; look not so much to the beginning, as to the perfection, and so we shall be in some degree joyful, and thankful unto Christ.”
–Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax