Memorials of the Sea

My Father: Being Records of the Adventurous Life of the Late William Scoresby, Esq. of Whitby

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Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,965 / 182 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.1
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 387
Added to site: 2011.07.17
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Genre: Nature
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m, like the roads of ancient construction, generally, followed a steeple-chase directness, regardless of hill or dale, for the point aimed at; and by adjusting his progress on the same angle, in respect to the course of the wind, he hoped to be guided in his now perilous undertaking. "Taking his departure" from this incidental starting-point, he set forward with as much speed as the nature of the ground and the resistance of the storm could well admit, and, proceeding in a straight direction, over hill and dale, through moor and bog, he accomplished another mile, and that so successfully as to reach its termination, to his great satisfaction, scarcely twenty yards from the seventh milestone. Encouraged by this success, he now advanced, in spite of storm and blinding snow-drift, and under painfully reduced strength, approaching at the last very near to exhaustion, until his enterprise and tact were happily rewarded by arriving at Salter Gate, where, in the house for which he originally aimed, he was enabled to

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