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A memorial tablet, with the following inscription, now marks the spot in Westminster Abbey where the remains of Dr. Livingstone are deposited :
-Brought by faithful hands over land and sea, here rests David Livingstone, missionary, traveller, philanthropist. Born March 19, 1813 ; died May 1, 1873, at Chitambo's village, Ulala. For thirty years his life was spent in an unwearied effort to evangelise the native races, to explore the undiscovered secrets, to abolish the desolating slave-trade of Central Africa, and where, with his last words, he wrote: -“ All I can add in my solitude is, may Heaven's rich blessing come down on every one—American, English, or Turk—who will help to heal this open sore of the world.”' On each side of the tablet are also the following inscriptions :—*Tantus amor veri, nihil est quod noscere malim, quam fluvii causas per sæcula tanta latentes ;' and Other sheep I have which are not of this fold : them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice.'
THE ENGLISH EXPLORERS.
'The only thing in the world that is left yet undone, whereby a notable mind might be
made famous and fortunate.' – FroBISHER.
The earliest Arctic Explorers was made commander of the on record are said to have been fileet by Zichmi, their earl. He the hardy Norsemen, who visited visited Greenland and Iceland, the coasts of Greenland, New- describing the volcano and foundland, and several parts of boiling spring in the latter. His the American coasts, in the brother succeeded him at his ninth and tenth centuries. A death, and on his voyage of colony is said to have settled discovery to the westward he in Iceland, and in the district discovered Newfoundland and between Boston and New York, the coast of America, and found about the latter period. Some the remains of the Norman relics of their existence, in the colonies. England was then shape of standing stones carved beginning to be distinguished in with Runic inscriptions, were the school of brave and intrepid discovered in the vicinity of mariners, when John Cabot, a Baffin's Bay in 1824. Their Venetian, arrived and settled intercourse with Europe is sup- in Bristol in the reign of Henry posed to have closed about 1406, vil. A patent was granted him owing to extraordinary accumu- on March 5th, 1496, by this lations of ice on their coasts. king, to go in search of unknown
Towards the end of the four- lands, and to conquer and settle teenth century the Zeni, two them. Of Sebastian, one of Venetian navigators, voyaged Cabot's three sons, we alone to the north and brought home know anything with certainty. a record of their discoveries. He is said to have landed at Sailing through the Straits of Labrador eighteen months beGibraltar, Nicolo Zeni arrived fore Columbus saw the mainat the Faroe Isles in 1380, and land of tropical America. He
thought of a voyage to the Pole, Jackman and his crew perished,