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    Re: Prose and Poetry and Navigation
    From: Michael Bradley
    Date: 2016 Apr 27, 02:03 -0700

    Doug -  maybe not exactly about navigation, from the last page of 'Voyage of the Beagle' by Charles Darwin ...

    'In conclusion, it appears to me that nothing can be more improving to a young naturalist, than a journey in distant countries ....

    In a moral point of view, the effect ought to teach him good humoured patience, freedom from selfishness, the habit of acting for himself, and making the best of every occurrence. In short, he ought to partake of the characteristic qualities of most sailors.

    Travelling ought also teach him distrust; but at the same time he will discover how many kind hearted people there are, with whom he never had, or never again never will have any further communications, who yet are ready to offer him the most disinterested assistance!'

    Michael Bradley 55 North

       
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