He read many wise things in books, but he could only judge from his own experience (he did not know whether he was different from other people); he did not calculate the pros
and cons of an action, the benefits which must befall him if he did it, the harm which might result from the omission; but his whole being was urged on irresistibly.
Tiberius in a letter to him saith, Haec pro
amicitia nostra non occultavi; and the whole senate dedicated an altar to Friendship, as to a goddess, in respect of the great dearness of friendship, between them two.
He harangued the two women ex traordinarily, with much of his shirt hanging out of his waistbelt, stamping his foot, turning from one to the other, sometimes throwing both his arms to gether, straight up above his rumpled hair, and keeping them in that position while he uttered a passage of loud denunciation; at others folding them tight across his breast--and then he hissed with indignation, elevating his shoulders and pro truding his head.
It doesn't matter, because in latitude 44 d south and somewhere halfway between Good Hope and New Zealand the tail shaft broke and the pro peller dropped off.
The ship had been amply pro visioned for the passage, but, somehow or other, several barrels of meat were found spoiled on open ing, and had been thrown overboard soon after leaving home, as a sanitary measure.