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SCOTT'S EPITAPH AND ITS ORIGIN.

Perhap9 tho most interesting feature »f January's '-Life," w'bicb is just to hand, is a photograph and an explanation of the origin of the epitaph which was written for the memorial cross to Captain Scott and his fellow heroes. It seems that when Captain Scott was leaving for the South Pole Dr.. Alexander Leeper, Warden of Trinity College, Melbourne, gave him as a memento a little volume of Browning, in which he wrote the concluding lines from Tennyson's Ulysses : "To strive, to seek, to find, but not to yield " The little volume wag discovered in the tent with Captain Scott, and the members of the search party, considering the lines a most appropriate epitaph, carved them on the cross which stands on Observation Hill,

Other interesting artie'es in this excellent number are : " The Greatest Business on Earth," in which Frederick Palmer, the war correspondent, tells how Science has robbed War of ita romance, Mr Carlyle Scaytbe's description of Mas O'Kell and bis his Australian tour; Jack London's great serial; and a stirring story by Rex Beach, one of a series ot which ".Life" has secured the exclusive Australian rights. Once more we gladly advise all readers who wieh to keep abreast of the times to get this issue of "Life."

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SCOTT'S EPITAPH AND ITS ORIGIN., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914

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SCOTT'S EPITAPH AND ITS ORIGIN. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914

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