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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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The British Navy at War

William Macneile Dixon - 1917 - 93 pages
...less famous — Humphrey Gilbert, who, at the height of the storm in which he perished, cried out, "We are as near to heaven by sea as by land " ; the fearless Davis, who gave his name to the Straits, and wrote of the seaman that noble sentence of praise,...
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Explorers and Colonies: America, 1500-1625

David B. Quinn - 1990 - 449 pages
...abaft with a book in his hand, cried out to us in the Hind (so oft as we did approach within hearing,) 'We are as near to heaven by sea as by land'." The book was almost certainly Sir Thomas More's Utopia, where the phrase, or one very near it, occurs;...
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Apostle to the Inuit: The Journals and Ethnographic Notes of Edmund James ...

Edmund James Peck, J. G. Oosten, François Trudel, Frédéric Laugrand - 2006 - 498 pages
...burden, when in the midst of a storm in which he, alas! and all with him perished, cried out to his men - 'Courage my lads! We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.' It was a Captain Hind who sailing in company with him heard him utter these deathless words, and it...
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The England of Shakespeare

Edwin Goadby - 1889 - 192 pages
...joy, the general, sitting aloft with a book in his hand (the Bible), 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 were suddenly out, and it was devoured and swallowed up by the sea."...
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Notes and Queries

1901
...abaft on the deck of the Squirrel, with a book in his hand cheering those in the Hind by reiterating, ' We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.' " The wanton destruction of property and life, comprehensible enough m the case of the Spaniards, is equally...
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