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[23] This precaution may be employed while we are clearing harbour, if the wind drive us forward before all our tackle is ready. Afterwards, as we proceed upon our course, we shall trim our sails, arrange our ropes, and pray that the breeze may fill our sails. Such a procedure is [p. 147] preferable to yielding ourselves to an empty torrent of words, that the storm may sweep us where it will.

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