- Quite true, Stride, I have no doubt that you are nautically as well as morally correct, so I leave it to you to bring round the mistress, and consider that matter as settled. - "Charlie to the Rescue", R.M. Ballantyne.
- Two nations, rivals in science and civilization, who had lately been contending for the empire of the world, and in the course of that contest had exhibited the most heroic examples of promptitude and courage, were nautically represented, we may suppose, by the elite who walked the decks of the Alceste and the Medusa. - "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849", William O. S. Gilly.