High Endeavours

High Endeavours

Miles Clarke's moving and exhilarating biography establishes Miles and Beryl Smeeton as the most accomplished traveling and adventuring couple of the 20th century. It is both a love story and an adventure story beyond compare.

Author: Miles Clark

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 1550540580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 447

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Miles Clarke's moving and exhilarating biography establishes Miles and Beryl Smeeton as the most accomplished traveling and adventuring couple of the 20th century. It is both a love story and an adventure story beyond compare.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Unjustifiable Risk

Unjustifiable Risk

30 See Interview With John Cunningham, Mountain 14 (1971), p. 24 Connor,
Creagh Dhu Climber, p. 48 Ibid., p. 122 Haston, In High Places, p. 31 J.
Cruickshank, High Endeavours: The Life and Legend of Robin Smith (Edinburgh:
Canongate ...

Author: Simon Thompson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781849656993

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.
Categories: Travel

Stuart Succession Literature

Stuart Succession Literature

If the life celebrated by Heroic Stanzas took place under the aegis of higher
powers, it would be a Roman fortuna ... and paradoxical present tense: His Name
a great example stands to show How strangely high endeavours may be blest, ...

Author: Paulina Kewes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198778172

Category: History

Page: 400

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Moments of royal succession, which punctuate the Stuart era (1603-1714), occasioned outpourings of literature. Writers, including most of the major figures of the seventeenth century from Jonson, Daniel, and Donne to Marvell, Dryden, and Behn, seized upon these occasions: to mark the transition of power; to reflect upon the political structures and values of their nation; and to present themselves as authors worthy of patronage and recognition. This volume of essays explores this important category of early modern writing. It contends that succession literature warrants attention as a distinct category: appreciated by contemporaries, acknowledged by a number of scholars, but never investigated in a coherent and methodical manner, it helped to shape political reputations and values across the period. Benefitting from the unique database of such writing generated by the AHRC-funded Stuart Successions Project, the volume brings together a distinguished group of authors to address a subject which is of wide and growing interest to students both of history and of literature. It illuminates the relation between literature and politics in this pivotal century of English political and cultural history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the volume will be indispensable to scholars of early modern British literature and history as well as undergraduates and postgraduates in both fields.
Categories: History

One Aussie s Endeavours

One Aussie s Endeavours

... your not worth that much Who care your not worth it, your not worth that much
any how The government only want you for them selfs to get what ever You are to
die for them; you are to pay your taxes to them If they say jump you say how high
 ...

Author: Perth Desperado

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781414029054

Category: Poetry

Page: 452

View: 695

The "U" in the title of this book represents a U-turn. A 180-degree turn from the direction you're going now. This book is all about "U." Because all of us have things in our lives that we know we should change. We may even have a strong desire to change certain behaviors about ourselves, but for some reason or another we don't. We make excuse after excuse for continuing this displeasing behavior. This straightforward and to the point book, as told by the self-explanatory title, challenges the reader to "Get That Monkey Off Your Own Back!" The goal being to get you to change your perception. Because the way you see things will affect the way you react to those things. This book implores the reader to "Think About It." Don't just read it and forget it. Think about what is being said. With such chapters as "Self Motivation," "Practice! Practice! Practice!" and "Why Worry?" this book promises to be an enjoyable and thought provoking read. So if you've got something about yourself that you'd like to change, read U! Get That Monkey Off Your Own Back! and discover the hidden power in "U." Something to think about: From the day you are born, you face numerous choices. You hear advice and viewpoints from various voices. Some say do it. Some say don't. Some say you will. Some say you won't. But in this maze of life, with its many doors. The choice has always been, and will always be . . . YOURS!
Categories: Poetry

Burnsiana

Burnsiana

... so his in that unrest above Which coils itself around great minds , and Fell
down like golden rain upon his brow , takes And touch ' d his heart to one great
bloom The edge from high endeavours till they sink of love ; Like angels , driven
from ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082308580

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Memoirs of William Wordsworth

Memoirs of William Wordsworth

... with godlike power Informs , creates , and thaws the deepest sleep That time
can lay upon her ; how on earth Man , if lie do but live within the light Of high
endeavours , daily spreads abroad , Ilis being armed with strength that cannot fail
.

Author: January Searle

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119306681

Category: Poets, English

Page: 312

View: 203

Categories: Poets, English

Cyclop dia of poetical quotations Edited by H G Adams

Cyclop  dia of poetical quotations     Edited by H  G  Adams

ENDEAVOUR . HEAVEN doth divide The state of man in diverse functions ,
Setting endeavours in continual motion . ... if he do but live within the light Of high
endeavours , daily spreads abroad , His being armed with strength that cannot
fail .

Author: Henry Gardiner ADAMS

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019781761

Category:

Page: 16

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A Cyclopaedia of Poetical Quotations

A Cyclopaedia of Poetical Quotations

ENDEAVOUR . HEAVEN doth divide The state of man in diverse functions ,
Setting endeavours in continual motion . ... if he do but live within the light Of high
endeavours , daily spreads abroad , His being armed with strength that cannot
fail .

Author: Henry Gardiner Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101072901505

Category: Quotations

Page: 733

View: 471

Categories: Quotations

Cobbett s Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period 1163 to the Present Time 1820

Cobbett s Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period  1163  to the Present Time 1820

It is ambiguous in two respects ; and supporting one's endeavours to obtain ? ...
To support endeavours , is should have fallen into ambiguous and incorrect just
to endeavour ; and , therefore , if there be modes of expression . any choice as to
 ...

Author: Thomas Bayly Howell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105216928874

Category: Trials

Page:

View: 239

Categories: Trials

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1820 etc

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1820   etc

It is ambiguous in two respects ; and supporting one's endeavours to obtain ? ...
To support endeavours , is should have fallen into ambiguous and incorrect just
to endeavour ; and , therefore , if there be modes of expression . any choice as to
 ...

Author: Thomas Bayly Howell

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z173662108

Category:

Page:

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The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa  Translated Into English Prose

O sinless one , the high - spirited Yavakri finding that his father , who practised
asceticism , was slighted by the ... Therefore , ( with the view of attaining in a short
time a proficiency in the Vedas ) , I have put forth these high endeavours .

Author: Pratāpacandra Rāya

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4022383

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Page:

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The Friend a series of essays First American from the second London edition

The Friend  a series of essays     First American  from the second London edition

ESSAY IV . the generous spirit , who , when brought Among the tasks of real life ,
hath wrought Upon the plan that pleased bis childish thought ; Whose high
endeavours are an inward light That makes the path before him always bright ;
Who ...

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017081922

Category:

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The Duration of Future Punishment

The Duration of Future Punishment

... try and teach them that every human mind is a treasure - house of God , a
divine cabinet where God stores his richest jewels ; and that none of us know the
value of the talents we have been endowed with till we wake up to high
endeavours .

Author: Charles Short

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590908141

Category: Future punishment

Page: 312

View: 397

Categories: Future punishment

Benjamin Robert Haydon Correspondence and Table talk

Benjamin Robert Haydon  Correspondence and Table talk

They may do very well for the commonest capacities , but can never be looked on
with any other feeling than mild commiseration by those" Whose high
endeavours are an inward light , To make the path before them always bright .

Author: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062791077

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 100

This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
Categories: History

Benjamin Robert Haydon correspondence and table talk with a memoir by F W Haydon

Benjamin Robert Haydon  correspondence and table talk  with a memoir by F W  Haydon

... other feeling than mild commiseration by those“ Whose high endeavours are
an inward light , To make the path before them always bright . " What would
Nelson have said , my dear Sir George , had such an essay been put into his
hands as ...

Author: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600015880

Category:

Page:

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Annual report and transactions

Annual report and transactions

... Society as this, that the whole tone of social life in the town is raised and
elevated, and that we are saved from degenerating, as we are apt to do, into
some monotonous level of life, without high objects, high aims, and high
endeavours — a ...

Author: Plymouth athenaeum

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555055326

Category:

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Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

With one notable exception , no one has arisen to maintain the character of high -
class sport as upheld by such men as ... rather than those high endeavours which
characterised a past generation , and were exemplified in no greater degree ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112112130049

Category: Recreation

Page:

View: 346

Categories: Recreation

Baily s Magazine of Sports Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports   Pastimes

With one notable exception , no one has arisen to maintain the character of high -
class sport as upheld by such men as ... rather than those high endeavours which
characterised a past generation , and were exemplified in no greater degree ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2994289

Category:

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