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Page 59 - Genius kindled into discovery at the call of the country. Mr. Fletcher of Rye (be his name remembered) invented a boat the like of which was never seen before, which would work to windward with sails trimmed fore and aft, the greatest revolution yet made in shipbuilding.
Page 60 - The English ships had the same superiority over the galleons which steamers have now over sailing vessels. They had twice the speed ; they could lie two points nearer to the wind.
Page 17 - triumph to your competitors, and cannot be productive of any good. Conduct yourself so as to deserve the best that can come to you.
Page 31 - What boots it at one gate to make defense, And at another to let in the foe ?—Milton.
Page 60 - rig alone would enable a vessel to tack, as it is called, and this could only be used with craft of moderate tonnage.
Page 60 - However that be, the brigantines and sloops used by the Elizabethans on all adventurous expeditions were mere boats compared with what we should use now on such occasions. The reason was obvious. Success depended
Page 67 - What boots it at one gate to make defense, And at another to let in the foe
Page 17 - Remember, Lane, before you are five and twenty you must establish a character that will serve you all your life.
Page 15 - It is a pleasure to report to you the high character and fine sense of duty, the professional attainments, and patriotic spirit of the great body of officers of the line and staff of the Navy and Marine Corps. The whole impulse, from their entrance into the service at the Naval