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“Cook was a captain of the powder-days
When captains, you might have said, if you had been
Fixed by their glittering stare, half-down the side,
Or gaping at them up companionways,
Were more like warlocks than a humble man—
And men were humble then who gazed at them,
Poor horn-eyed sailors, bullied by devils' fists
Of wind or water, or the want of both,
Childlike and trusting, filled with eager trust—
Cook was a captain of the sailing days
When sea-captains were kings like this,


Those captains drove their ships
By their own blood, no laws of schoolbook steam,
Till yards were sprung, and masts went overboard—
Daemons in periwigs, doling magic out,
Who read fair alphabets in stars
Where humbler men found but a mess of sparks,
Who steered their crews by mysteries
And strange, half-dreadful sortilege with books,
Used medicines that only gods could know
The sense of, but sailors drank
In simple faith. That was the captain
Cook was when he came to the Coral Sea
And chose a passage into the dark.
Men who ride broomsticks with a mesmerist
Mock the typhoon. So, too, it was with Cook.”
Kenneth Slessor
tags: poetry

Suetonius
“The die is cast.
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Suetonius

Suetonius
“Hail, Caesar, those who are about to die salute thee.
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Suetonius

Henry Lawson
“Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer”
Henry Lawson
tags: humor

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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