William Dampier

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William Dampier

William Dampier

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 [09/14/2011 04:09:14]
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 [09/14/2011 04:09:21]
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 [09/14/2011 04:09:26]
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 [09/14/2011 04:09:33]
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 [09/14/2011 04:09:37]
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 [09/14/2011 04:09:43]
While we were at work there came nine or 10 of the natives to a small hill a little way from us, and stood there menacing and threatening of us, and making a great noise. At last one of them came towards us, and the rest followed at a distance.More William Dampier [09/14/2011 04:09:52]
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 [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But beyond the bright searchlights of science,
Out of sight of the windows of sense,
Old riddles still bid us defiance,
Old questions of Why and of Whence.More William Dampier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [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 [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 [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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