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The island Mayo is generally barren, being dry, as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.
In the road ships must ride in 30, 40, or 50 fathom water, not above half a mile from the shore at farthest: and if there are many ships they must ride close one by another.
The world is apt to judge of everything by the success; and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.
I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business, or to recreate myself in the fields, which were very pleasant, and the more for a shower of rain now and then, that ushers in the wet season.
The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening in the land and we ran into it, and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water, 2 miles from the shore, clean sand.
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The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
September 5, 1651
William Dampier was an English explorer and navigator who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times.
A new voyage round the world (1697)
A Voyage to New Holland
A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland
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