In Memoriam: Matthew Fontaine Maury, Volume 19

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Virginia Military Institute, 1873 - 32 pages

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Page 28 - I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Page 22 - I had been traversing the ocean blindfolded. I did not think; I did not know the amazing and beautiful combination of all the works of Him whom you so beautifully term
Page 27 - Lord Jesus, thou Son of God and Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon me ! Pardon my offences, and teach me the error of my ways ; give me a new heart and a right mind. Teach me and all mine to do Thy will, and in all things to keep Thy law. Teach me also to ask those things necessary for eternal life.
Page 16 - Sea, with its currents and its atmosphere ; and this he did in his well-known work, " The Physical Geography of the Sea ;" which, translated into the languages of France, Germany, Holland, Norway, \ Spain, and Italy, has spread the fame of its author throughout Europe.
Page 22 - I feel that, aside from any pecuniary profit to myself from your labors, you have done me good as a man. You have taught me to look above, around, and beneath me, and recognize God's hand in every element by which I am surrounded. I am grateful for this personal benefit. Your remarks on this subject, so frequently made in your work, cause in me feelings of the greatest admiration, although my capacity to comprehend your beautiful theory is very limited.
Page 11 - In 1837, after thirteen years' service, he was promoted to the grade of Lieutenant and not long afterwards met with the painful accident by which he was lamed for life. For several years unable to perform the active duties of his profession, he devoted the time to mental culture, to the improvement of the Navy, and to other matters of national concern. His views, forcibly stated, were published first, and mainly in the Southern Literary Messenger, of Richmond, Va., over the nom de plume of Harry...
Page 16 - France, Austria, Prussia, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Sardinia, Holland, Bremen, and the Papal States bestowed orders of knighthood and other honors upon him.
Page 13 - Astronomer, fruitful of results for future years, the task of unravelling the Winds and Currents of the Ocean, and of measuring its depths. In pursuance of these objects he collected from the log-books of ships of war, long stored in the Government offices, and from all other accessible sources, the material suited to his purpose. By numerous assistants (junior officers of the Navy...
Page 17 - The Academies of Science of Paris, Berlin, Brussels, St. Petersburg and Mexico conferred the honor of membership. When Virginia, seceding from the Union, called upon her sons, he promptly resigned his position in the Federal Navy, to take part in the defence of his native State.
Page 10 - Brandywine, on the coast of Europe, and in the Mediterranean. The voyage across the Atlantic was rendered memorable by tempestuous weather, and the presence of General LAFAYETTE as a passenger to France. In 1826 the Brandywine returned to the United States, and MAURY was transferred to the sloop of war Vincennes for a cruize around the world.

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