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[[pencil]] 16 [[/pencil]] If you would have a view of a mountain [[underline]] it [[/underlined]] [[strikethrough]] Mountains [[/strikethrough]] [[underlined]] must be viewed at a distance [[/underlined]]- a proper distance, to be determined by it's size, height & the position. Certainly.. you would not make your sketch while upon it. If you would see, even a friend's face to advantage, you would have [[insertion]] it at [[/insertion]] a proper distance. If you have a painting of rare order & would have it seen to the best advantage, you would place it [[insertion]] in [[/insertion]] a certain position requesting each beholder to view it from certain stand-points. Otherwise your rare painting might [[insertion]] as well [[/insertion]] be a "daub" for it would be nearly the same in effect. There is a proper distance to view all things. Judgement & experience of a man [[insertion]] of taste [[/insertion]] will determine what that distance should be. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[pencil]] 17 [[/pencil]] We are getting North slowly - Calm weather is unfavorable to us. We ran N.W. till 4 o'clock this P.M. when the ship was tacked to the East [[insertion]] - by compass - [[/insertion]] The wind being N. (by compass) It is quite doubtful of our reaching Holsteinsberg, Greenland, by the 4th of July. We saw before tacking ship the coast of Labrador away in the distance. Capt. B. says on making our course to the [[strikethough]] N [[/strikethrough]] E[[insertion]] astward [[/insertion]] we shall not see more of Ice-bergs for some time. He tells me that he can determine his Longitude [[underlined]] by Ice-bergs, [[/underlined]] as he comes up from [[insertion]] the [[/insertion]] Banks of Newfoundland quite as well as by observations of the Sun & his Chronometer. Capt. B.'s [[insertion]] knowledge & [[/insertion]] experience as an Arctic Navigator is not exceeded by any American who sails to the North Seas. In fact, it is generally conceeded that he is the best.
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