By Alistair MacLean
A biography of the English explorer, navigator, and cartographer who came across Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.
Born in obscurity yet gripped through a boundless ardour for brand spanking new horizons, James prepare dinner had develop into on the time of his demise in 1779 the best blend of seaman, explorer, navigator, and cartographer that the area had ever recognized. He nonetheless is. He had pushed himself mercilessly, and his males likewise, and but the surgeon's mate at the 'Resolution' used to be in a position to write: 'In each scenario he stood unrivalled and on my own; on him all eyes have been became; he used to be our best famous person, which a its atmosphere left us eager about darkness and despair'.
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Bravo! ,” he began, supporting her belief that it was important to preserve not merely the institution, but one of the landmarks of Beacon Street. ” 66 “The Boston Athenaeum” is one of those conventional poems that Lowell would later regret. Its language is undistinguished, if correct in its employment of nineteenth-century tropes of an elevated “poetic” kind. ” The best lines are the simplest: For books are more than books, they are the life, The very heart and core of ages past. ” The poem has a moment, when Lowell could be writing not just about the Athenaeum but about the role of place itself in the imagination: We know ourselves the richer to have sat Upon this dusty floor and dreamed our dreams.
On May 4, Town and Country reported that Miss Amy Lowell was among the “Boston men and women of prominence who are moved to assist in the cause” of Mrs. Ballington Booth’s prison work. Not all of Lowell’s public activities were so conventional. At a party for the singer Lina Abarbanell (1879–1963) to celebrate Abarbanell’s OUT OF THE B ROOD ( 1 8 7 4–1 9 1 2 ) 27 appearance in the operetta The Merry Widow, 69 the guest of honor sang the songs of courtesans at Sevenels, and Boston society was affronted: “Several of the guests on departing told their hostess that they would not have come had they guessed what the entertainment was to be.
But none of these earlier encounters left Amy with an overwhelming urge to dedicate herself to poetry. What had changed? In 1900, Duse appeared in a dramatization of her lover D’Annunzio’s novel about an aging diva in love with a cruel and brutal young playwright. In 1902, audiences attended Duse’s performances in D’Annunzio’s play to watch the actress cope with her public humiliation. That she triumphed—for her art, so to speak—inspired Amy Lowell, who could identify with Duse’s abasement and exalt in its transcendence.
Captain Cook by Alistair MacLean