The Mariner Of Old Said To Neptune In A Great Tempest, "O God!

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The mariner of old said to Neptune in a great tempest, "O God! thou
mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy
me; but whether or no, I will steer my rudder true."
-- Michael de Montaigne (1533-1592)
-- Essays, Book ii, Chap. xvi, Of Glory