“Old as I am, I long for youth — the everlasting youth of which the strength and savour fails not. I have lived long enough to know the sameness of this world — though there is much therein to please the heart and eye of a man — but with that roving restlessness that was born within me, I desire to sail new seas and gaze on new lands, where a perpetual light shines that knows no fading.”

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