- A locality was given to the Great Secret, and of course it was the place where the most powerful recent impression had been stamped on the mind of the discoverer: the shadowy valley rolling from the slate- rock. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- Henry Harrisse's 'John Cabot, the Discoverer of North America and Sebastian, his Son; a Chapter of the Maritime History of England under the Tudors, 1496- 1557', is a most exhaustive work. - "The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada", Stephen Leacock.
- Possibly he was thinking that if another mine was destined to be discovered he might as well be the discoverer as anybody. - "The Moon Metal", Garrett P. Serviss.