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Impressions (2)

“Shackleton was contented with his own company — at the same time he never stood aloof in any way, but was eager to talk — to argue as sailors do … he had a quiet drawl in his ordinary speech … Continue reading

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Impressions (1)

“Well Shacky, what do you think of this old tub? You’ll be skipper of her one day.” “You see, old man,” he said “as long as I remain with this company, I’ll never be more than a skipper. But I … Continue reading

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“Wuzzles”

“[Worsley] was fundamentally light-hearted, given to bursts of excitement and unpredictable enthusiasms…. He felt it was his duty to play the part of commander, but he was woefully out of place in the role. His tendency to indulge his moods … Continue reading

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Æneas Mackintosh and the Ross Sea Party

“Æneas Lionel Acton Mackintosh was born on 1 July 1879 in Tirhut, India. He was educated at Bedford Modern School and in 1894, joined the Merchant Navy. “Mackintosh was granted leave to join the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907 – 1909 … Continue reading

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Ulysses

It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. … Continue reading

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The expedition would go ahead

Sir James Key Caird, largest donor to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition “Sir James Key Caird (1837-1916) was a wealthy Dundee jute manufacturer and philanthropist, to whom Sir Ernest Shackleton wrote in 1914 asking for a donation of £50. Caird promised … Continue reading

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Now!

Out of your whole life give but a moment! All of your life that has gone before, All to come after it, — so you ignore, So you make perfect the present, condense, In a rapture of rage, for perfection’s … Continue reading

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