W. B. WOODGATE
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE
REV. EDMOND WARRE, D.D.
A CHAPTER ON ROWING AT ETON
BY R. HARVEY MASON
WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS
AFTER FRANK DADD
AND FROM PHOTOGRAPHS
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
earliest method of propulsion was with the human hands.
In the picture of Ulysses seated on the mast and keel of
his shipwrecked vessel, which he had lashed together
with the broken backstay made of bullhide, paddling with
his hands on either side, Homer, as we have seen, has
presented us with the hero of the highest civilisation
known to him reduced to the straits of the merest
savage; and he has again enforced this idea in his
picture of the same hero of many wiles and many counsels
devising for himself the means of escape from the island
of Calypso, and, not without divine suggestions,
constructing for himself, like an ancient Robinson
Crusoe, a primitive raft, with certain improvements and
additions; a broad raft be it remembered, and not a
boat. A boat would mar the conception which presents to
us the civilised man driven.......................