two years before the Mast

by Richard Henry Dana | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by playtheman of Rangeville, Queensland Australia on 1/3/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by playtheman from Rangeville, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, January 3, 2024
In concluding the preface Courtlandt Canby says...The book, like the vessel, leaped over the seas, trembling to the keel, while the spars and masts snapped and creaked; and one felt oneself in a wholesome and bracing climate, with spray and the smell of tar and salt, scrubbed wood, glistening brass, the sunlight glancing on the bright blue waves. It was as taunt as a rope from end to end, with sheer high spirits and masculine vigour, with studding sails alow and aloft, sharp on the wind, and manned by a genius "going strong" and decidedly going somewhere.
{eminent American critic, Van Wyck Brooks, on re-reading Dana's book}

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