Antarctica

  And the deed of high endeavour 
    Was no more to the favoured few. 
  But brain and heart were the measure 
    Of what every man might do. 
   - RENNELL RODD.

BY SIR J. M. BARRIE, BART.

                ...Yet I argue not 
  Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot 
  Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer 
  Right onward. 
   - MILTON.

  By mutual confidence and mutual aid 
  Great deeds are done and great discoveries made. 
   - ANON.

  Do ye, by star-eyed Science led, explore 
  Each lonely ocean, each untrodden shore.

                     Come what may 
  Time and the hour runs through the darkest day. 
   - SHAKESPEARE.

  They saw the cables loosened, they saw the gangways cleared, 
  They heard the women weeping, they heard the men who cheered. 
  Far off-far off the tumult faded and died away. 
  And all alone the sea wind came singing up the Bay. 
   - NEWBOLT.

  So far as I can venture to offer an opinion on such a matter, 
  the purpose of our being in existence, the highest object that 
  human beings can set before themselves, is not the pursuit of 
  any such chimera as the annihilating of the unknown; but it is 

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