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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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Good Samaritans: Or, Biographical Illustrations of the Law of Human Kindness

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1883 - 392 pages
...pioneer was almost overwhelmed by the storm-tossed waters of the Arctic Sea, called out to his men, "Courage, my lads, we are as near to heaven by sea as by land" — " He sat upon the deck, The Book was in his hand : ' Do not fear : heaven is as ne.ir, He said,...
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The sea: its stirring story of adventure, peril & heroism. [4 vols., publ ...

Frederick Whymper - 1883
...the crew of the Hinde in the following noble words, so often since recorded in poetry and prose : " Courage, my lads ! We are as near to heaven by sea as by land ! " That same night the lights of the little vessel were suddenly missed, and Gilbert and his gallant...
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The Sea Fathers: a Series of Lives of Great Navigators of Former Times

Sir Clements Robert Markham - 1884 - 221 pages
...possible. Sir Humphrey Gilbert was seen sitting on the taffrail of the Squirrel, and was heard to call out — " Courage, my lads ! we are as near to Heaven by sea as by land ! " The same night the little vessel went down, and nothing more was ever heard of her. Those last words alone remained, and they...
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Growth of the English Colonies

Sidney Mary Sitwell, Isla Sitwell - 1884 - 125 pages
...the sight of her consort. His last words, heard whilst they were labouring in great peril, were, " We are as near to heaven by sea as by land." The charter granted to Sir Humphry Gilbert gave to him and his heirs authority to discover and take in...
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Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 5

1890
...signs of joy, the general, sitting abaft with a book in his hand, cried out unto us in the Hiiul, " We are as near to heaven by sea as by land." The same Monday night the frigate's lights went suddenly out, and it was devoured and swallowed up by the sea....
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The People's Christ: A Volume of Sermons and Other Addresses and Papers

Louis Albert Banks - 1891 - 220 pages
...voyage from this country, shouted as his last message to his fellow voyagers in a companion vessel, " We are as near to heaven by sea as by land." The heroic Sir Walter Raleigh, a step-brother of Gilbert, took up his work, and left his mark forever on...
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A Book of Earnest Lives

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1894 - 403 pages
...pioneer was almost overwhelmed by the storm-tossed waters of the Arctic Sea, called out to his men, " Courage, my lads, we are as near to heaven by sea as by land"— " He sat upon the deck, The Book was in his hand : ' Do not fear : heaven is as near, He said, ' by...
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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Volume 13

1897
...signs of joy, the general, sitting abaft with a book in his hand, cried out unto us in the Hind, " We are as near to heaven by sea as by land. " The same Monday night the frigate's lights went suddenly out, and it was devoured and swallowed up by the sea....
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The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 12

Hugh Chisholm - 1910
...signs of joy, the general, sitting abaft with a book in his hand, cried out unto us in the' Hind,' ' We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.'. . . . The same Monday night, about twelve, the frigate being ahead of us in the ' Golden Hind,' suddenly her lights...
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The American Colonies, 1583-1763

A. Wyatt Tilby - 1912 - 302 pages
...storms and perils ' : and his last recorded words, spoken shortly before the vessel went down, were, ' We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.' The exploration of the bleak northern shores of America bore rich fruit in after centuries, when the Hudson's...
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