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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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Famous regiments of the British army: their origin and services. With a ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1868
...could observe Sir Humphrey reposing calmly in the stern, reading a book. He was heard to exclaim, ' Courage, my lads ! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land." The next morning there was no sign of ship or crew. — See Barrow's Naoal Worthies of Queen Elizabeth's...
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The Literary Bouquet: Gathered from Favourite Authors

Literary bouquet - 1872 - 160 pages
...stern with a book in his hand, cried out to the men of the " Hind," whenever they came within hearing, "Courage, my lads! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land!" reiterating the same speech, which was well worthy of a soldier resolute in Jesus Christ. What a text...
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The History of Virginia: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time

Timothy Shay Arthur, William Henry Carpenter - 1872 - 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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Homeward bound; or, Jack Wilson's return from sea [by M.M. Pollard].

Jack Wilson (fict. name.), Matilda Mary Pollard - 1872
...hail each other with shouts of joy ; but Sir Gilbert called out to the crew of ' The Golden Hind,' ' Courage, my lads ! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land ! ' "I always think of these words when we are in rough weather, Jack ; they seem so cheering, and...
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The heroes of the Arctic and their adventures

Frederick Whymper - 1875
...from the waves those on the Hinde saw Sir Gilbert sitting abaft, and heard him calling out loudly, " Courage, my lads! we are as near to heaven by sea as by land ! " The same night his little bark was SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT. 'Do not fear ! Heaven is as near," he said, " by sea as by...
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The Leisure Hour

1876
...actually foundered in the Atlantic, with Sir Humphrey Gilbert sitting astern, book in hand, crying, "Courage, my lads ! we are as near to Heaven by sea as by land ;" nor the sad story of the fate of Henry Hudson, who, after having made voyages which have won for...
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The Life and Times of Sir Walter Raleigh: Pioneer of Anglo-American Colonization

Charles Kittredge True - 1877 - 271 pages
...within hailing distance, and Gilbert shouted to his comrades in peril, "Be of good cheer, my friends; we are as near to heaven by sea as by land!" The other ship brought to England the sad tale of the shipwreck of her consort and the loss of all on board....
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Heroes of Britain in peace and war, Volume 1

Edwin Hodder - 1878 - 320 pages
...sinking vessel, and called loudly to stimulate his men, the last that was heard of him were the words, " Courage, my lads, we are as near to heaven by sea as by land \" Henry Hudson, of whose early life but little is known, started in 1607 with ten men and a boy, on...
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The Little gleaner, Volumes 5-6

1883
...OFFICE, High Street. The Little Gleaner, February, 1883. SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, SIR JOHN FRANKLIN. jjOURAGE, my lads ! We are as near to heaven by sea as by land." Such were the last words of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, one of Elizabeth's noblest seamen, as he clung to...
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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter

1879
...within hailing distance, and Gilbert shouted to his comrades in peril, ' Be of good cheer, my friends ; we are as near to heaven by sea as by land ! ' The other ship brought to England the sad tale of the shipwreck of her consort, and the loss of all on...
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