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"I hope, speaking on the part of my companions and myself, that we have done all that we ought to do to prove our tenacity of purpose and devotion to the cause which we have undertaken. This attempt to escape by crossing the southern ice...

"But surely the book is now everything. It has become in our time what the cathedral with its frescoes and stained glass used to be, what the palaces and museums, where people went to look and learn, used to be. The book has become the...

“Scynte Valentine of custome yeere by yeere Men have an usuance, in this regioun, To loke and serche Cupides kalendere, And chose theyr choyse by grete affecioun, Such as ben move with Cupides mocioun Takyng theyre choyse as theyre sort doth falle; But I love oone whiche excelleth alle.”-- John...

“At two P.M we set sail, and the men voluntarily launched out to make a traverse of fifteen miles across Melville Sound, before a strong wind and heavy sea. The privation of food, under which our voyagers were then laboring, absorbed every other terror; otherwise...