Then, chart in hand, we reviewed the travels of the French navigator
, his voyages of circumnavigation, his double detention at the South Pole, which led to the discovery of Adelaide and Louis Philippe, and fixing the hydrographical bearings of the principal islands of Oceania.
The fragment of the Critias has given birth to a world-famous fiction, second only in importance to the tale of Troy and the legend of Arthur; and is said as a fact to have inspired some of the early navigators
of the sixteenth century.
This was the East of the ancient navigators
, so old, so mysterious, resplendent and somber, living and unchanged, full of danger and prom- ise.
That's my small experience, so far as the Massachusetts calendar, and Bowditch's navigator
, and Daboll's arithmetic go.
She ascertained from me in a few words what it was all about, comforted Dora, and gradually convinced her that I was not a labourer - from my manner of stating the case I believe Dora concluded that I was a navigator
, and went balancing myself up and down a plank all day with a wheelbarrow - and so brought us together in peace.
I am comfortably off, monsieur, that's all; I have scraped together some such thing as an income of two or three thousand crown in the haberdashery business, but more particularly in venturing some funds in the last voyage of the celebrated navigator
Jean Moquet; so that you understand, monsieur--But" cried the citizen.
In honour of the Marquess de Mendoza, then viceroy of Peru--under whose auspices the navigator
sailed--he bestowed upon them the name which denoted the rank of his patron, and gave to the world on his return a vague and magnificent account of their beauty.
He got together, therefore, his army, formidable at the same time for its composition and its numbers, and hastened to meet Monk, who, on his part, like a prudent navigator
sailing amidst rocks, advanced by very short marches, listening to the reports and scenting the air which came from London.
The building had to be long, because the grave of the honored old navigator
is two hundred and ten feet long itself
Caprona has always been considered a more or less mythical land, though it is vouched for by an eminent navigator
of the eighteenth century; but Bowen's narrative made it seem very real, however many miles of trackless ocean lay between us and it.
He had a master's certificate, and was on the ship's papers as captain, but I was a better navigator
than he, and I was really captain myself.
Nor did he know it was the head of La Perouse, the doughty old navigator
, who had left his bones, the bones of his crews, and the bones of his two frigates, the Astrolabe and the Boussole, on the shores of the cannibal Solomons.