William Dampier

William Dampier

English navigator
The island Mayo is generally barren, being dry, as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.More William Dampier quotes [09/14/2011 04:09:37]
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]
It seemed as though the main framework had been put together once and for all, and that little remained to be done but to measure physical constants to the increased accuracy represented by another decimal point.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There seems no limit to research, for as been truly said, the more the sphere of knowledge grows, the larger becomes the surface of contact with the unknown.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [09/14/2011 04:09:26]

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