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Richard Henry Dana Jr.

“There is a witchery in the sea, its songs and stories, and in the mere sight of a ship, and the sailor's dress, especially to a young mind, which has done more to man navies, and fill merchantmen, than all the pressgangs of Europe.”


Richard Henry Dana Jr., Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea
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