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" ... yet at that time recovered. And giving forth signs of joy, the general, sitting abaft with a book in his hand, cried out unto us in the Hind as often as we did approach within hearing, ' Courage, brothers ! Remember we are as near to heaven by sea... "
A Life of John Davis, the Navigator, 1550-1605: Discoverer of Davis Straits - Page 10
by Sir Clements Robert Markham - 1889 - 301 pages
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History of Great Britain, from the death of Henry viii. to the ..., Volume 2

James Pettit Andrews - 1806
...intreaties, in his smallest ship ; and sunk beneath the tempestuous waves, calmly repeating to his men, ' Courage, my lads ! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land ! ' \ [WORTHIES OF DEVON. HAYES, APUD HAKLUYT. * Hist, of Virginia, apud British America, vol. i. Cent....
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A Chronological History of Voyages Into the Arctic Regions: Undertaken ...

Sir John Barrow - 1818 - 427 pages
...afterwards the general was observed by those in the Hinde sitting abaft, with a book in his hand, calling out " Courage, my lads ! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land !" The same night this little bark and all within her were swallowed up by the sea, and no more heard of. Thus perished...
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A Chronological History of Voyages Into the Arctic Regions: Undertaken ...

John Barrow - 1818 - 427 pages
...afterwards the general was observed by those in the Hinde sitting abaft, with a book in his hand, calling out " Courage, my lads ! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land !" The same night this little bark and all within her were swallowed up by the sea, and no more heard of. Thus perished...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 16; Volume 34

William Hendry Stowell - 1821
...extreme peril, and by his exclamation to his men, not long before his little bark was swallowed up, ' Courage, my lads ! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land.' The voyages of Davis, one of the ablest and most fearless seamen that ever trod a deck, added much to hydrographie...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 17, Part 2

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...were heard of him speak of his being seated abaft of the binnacle, with a book in his hand, calling out, ' Courage, my lads ! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land !' This gentleman was half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh. The first charter of a British colony was...
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The History of Illinois, from Its First Discovery and Settlement to the ...

Henry Brown - 1844 - 492 pages
...sitting abaft with a book in his hand, crying out to those in another vessel that followed in his wake, " We are as near to Heaven by sea as by land." The same night, a little before twelve o'clock, the lights of the Squirrel suddenly disappeared, and neither vessel...
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Memoirs of the naval worthies of queen Elizabeth's reign

John Barrow - 1845 - 495 pages
...the General was seen, sitting abaft, with a book in his hand ; and Mr. Hayes says, was heard to call out, " Courage, my lads ! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land." The same night the little Squirrel and all within her were swallowed up by the sea, and nothing more was ever heard of her, or...
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The History of Virginia: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time

Timothy Shay Arthur, William Henry Carpenter - 1852 - 332 pages
...abaft, with a book in his hand, crying out to those in another vessel that followed in his wake, " We are as near to heaven by sea as by land." The same night, a little before twelve o'clock, the lights of the Squirrel suddenly disappeared, and neither vessel...
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THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, FROM ITS Earliest Settlement in the Present Time

T.S. ARTHUR AND W.H. CARPENTER. - 1853
...sitting abaft, with a book in his hand, crying out to those in another vessel that followed in his wake, "We are as near to heaven by sea as by land." The same night, a little before twelve o'clock, the lights of the Squirrel suddenly disappeared, and neither vessel...
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The Parochial (Oxford parochial) magazine [afterw.] The Oxford ..., Volume 1

1861
...were lost on their return voyage in 1583, he encouraged his sailors by bidding them remember that " we are as near to heaven by sea as by land." The first actual colony founded by Englishmen was that of Virginia, which still retains (even as a member...
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