William Dampier

William Dampier

English navigator
In the road ships must ride in 30, 40, or 50 fathom water, not above half a mile from the shore at farthest: and if there are many ships they must ride close one by another.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
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]
The fundamental concepts of physical science, it is now understood, are abstractions, framed by our mind, so as to bring order to an apparent chaos of phenomena.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business, or to recreate myself in the fields, which were very pleasant, and the more for a shower of rain now and then, that ushers in the wet season.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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