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" When the mariner has been tossed for many days in thick weather, and on an unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements have driven him... "
Rhetoric: a Text-book, Designed for Use in Schools and Colleges, and for ... - Page 340
by Erastus Otis Haven - 1871
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising ..., Volume 1; Volume 6; Volume 50

United States. Congress - Law - 1830 - 692 pages
...unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements...which we departed, that we may, at least, be able to form some conjecture where we now are. I ask for the reading of the resolution. [The Secretary read...
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Speeches and Forensic Arguments

Daniel Webster - United States - 1830 - 518 pages
...unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements...at least be able to conjecture where we now are. I ask for the reading of the resolution. The Secretary read the resolution, as follows: ' " Resolved,...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising ..., Volume 1; Volume 6; Volume 50

United States. Congress - Law - 1830 - 692 pages
...unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to entry at the minimum price; and also, whether the...and some of the Land Offices, may not be abolished he able to form some conjecture where we now arc. I ask for the reading of the resolution. [The Secretary...
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The History of Illinois, from Its First Discovery and Settlement to the ...

Henry Brown - Illinois - 1844 - 526 pages
...unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements have driven him from his course. Let us imitate this prudence, and before we float any farther, refer to the point from which...
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The History of Illinois, from Its First Discovery and Settlement to the ...

Henry Brown - Illinois - 1844 - 524 pages
...always of its wealth, the facts previously stated must tend, in some measure, to impair them both. we departed, that we may, at least, be able to conjecture where we are."* Before, however, we take even this preliminary step, let us inquire whether a public debt is...
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Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading ...

Samuel Niles Sweet - Elocution - 1846 - 372 pages
...unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements...prudence, and before we float farther on the waves of debate, refer to the point from which we departed, that we may at least be able to form some conjecture...
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Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading ...

Samuel Niles Sweet - Elocution - 1846 - 340 pages
...unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements...prudence, and before we float farther on the waves of debate, refer to the point from which we departed, that we may at least be able to form some conjecture...
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Speeches and Forensic Arguments, Volume 1

Daniel Webster - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1848 - 514 pages
...unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements...we may at least be able to conjecture where we now arc. I ask for the reading of the resolution. The Secretary read the resolution, as follows: " Resolved,...
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Reminiscences of Congress

Charles Wainwright March - Lawyers - 1850 - 320 pages
...storm, the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and' ascertain how far the elements hare driven him from his true course. Let us imitate this prudence ; and before we float further, on the waves of this debate, refer to the point from which we departed, that we may, at least,...
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Reminiscences of Congress

Charles Wainwright March - Lawyers - 1850 - 318 pages
...the earliest glance of the sun, to take his latitude, and ascertain how far the elements have diiven him from his true course. Let us imitate this prudence ; and before we float further, on the waves of this debate, refer to the point from which we departed, that we may, at least,...
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