William Dampier

William Dampier

English navigator
The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening in the land and we ran into it, and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water, 2 miles from the shore, clean sand.More William Dampier quotes [09/14/2011 04:09:33]
The world is apt to judge of everything by the success; and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.More William Dampier quotes [09/14/2011 04:09:43]
Great discoveries are made accidentally less often than the populace likes to think.
Commenting on how an accident led to the discovery of X-rays..More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Among the New Hollanders whom we were thus engaged with, there was one who by his appearance and carriage, as well in the morning as this afternoon, seemed to be the chief of them, and a kind of prince or captain among them.More William Dampier quotes [09/14/2011 04:09:14]
Typhoons are a sort of violent whirlwinds. Before these whirlwinds come on... there appears a heavy cloud to the northeast which is very black near the horizon, but toward the upper part is a dull reddish color. The tempest came with great violence, but after a while, the winds ceased all at once and a calm succeeded. This lasted... an hour, more or less, then the gales were turned around, blowing with great fury from the southwest.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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