Departing this life as Admiral of the Fleet on the eve of the Crimean War, Sir Thomas Byam Martin has recorded for us amongst his all too short autobiographical notes these few characteristic words uttered by one young man of the many who must have felt that particular inconvenience of a heroic age
I floated along under the spell of enchantment, as if I had been transported to an heroic age, and breathed an atmosphere of chivalry.
Soon after, I went to see a panorama of the Mississippi, and as I worked my way up the river in the light of today, and saw the steamboats wooding up, counted the rising cities, gazed on the fresh ruins of Nauvoo, beheld the Indians moving west across the stream, and, as before I had looked up the Moselle, now looked up the Ohio and the Missouri and heard the legends of Dubuque and of Wenona's Cliff--still thinking more of the future than of the past or present--I saw that this was a Rhine stream of a different kind; that the foundations of castles were yet to be laid, and the famous bridges were yet to be thrown over the river; and I felt that THIS WAS THE HEROIC AGE ITSELF, though we know it not, for the hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.
The older sheikhs, indeed, stood out for the unmeasurable beatings of the old days--the sharper the punishment, they argued, the surer the title; but here the hand of modern progress was against them, and they contented themselves with telling tales of Ben the first Governor, whom they called the Father of Waterwheels, and of that heroic age
when men, horses, and hounds were worth following.
Morning brings back the heroic ages
. I was as much affected by the faint hum of a mosquito making its invisible and unimaginable tour through my apartment at earliest dawn, when I was sitting with door and windows open, as I could be by any trumpet that ever sang of fame.
From this "heroic age
of physics" emerged an elite community of physicists, chemists, and mathematicians from eight nations.
He stressed that the memory of Alija Izetbegovic is in fact a memory of the heroic age
witnessed by many, some participated in it, and some contributed.
And now, a century later, those coordinates will be used alongside the latest navigational aids and hi-tech equipment in a new polar race echoing that heroic age
of Antarctic exploration.
Rise triumphantly from a Dark Age, and your next Golden Age will be even stronger a Heroic Age
Homer's story is a poem, a piece of entertainment, but modern research has shown it contains memories of the heroic age
around the time the war may have taken place.
If you successfully overcome the challenges of a Dark Age, your next era will be a Heroic Age
, which is like a Golden Age on steroids.
The story dates back to the 15th century, which is considered to be the heroic age
of Balochistan and the classical period of Balochi literature.