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A chum instructed me of the voyage of the Olympic from Southampton after the wait in harbour, and acknowledged there has been a feeling of gloom pervading the total send: the stewards and stewardesses even going as far as to assert it used to be a "death-ship. " This team, incidentally, was once mostly transferred to the massive. The incident with the hot York at Southampton, the looks of the stoker at Queenstown within the funnel, mix with all this to make a mass of nonsense within which it appears good humans think, or which at any cost they talk about. Correspondence is released with an legit of the White superstar Line from a few one imploring them to not identify the hot send "Gigantic," since it appears like "tempting destiny" while the great has been sunk. it is going to appear nearly as though we have been again within the center a long time whilst witches have been burned simply because they stored black cats. There turns out not more this is because a black stoker will be an ailing omen for the enormous than a black cat can be for an outdated girl. the one reason behind bearing on those silly info is strangely huge variety of humans imagine there's "something in it. " The impression is that this: that if a ship's corporation and a few passengers get imbued with that undefined dread of the unknown—the relics without doubt of the savage's worry of what he doesn't understand—it has an uncongenial impression at the harmonious operating of the send: the officials and workforce believe the miserable impact, and it could possibly even unfold as far as to avoid them being as alert and prepared as they another way might; will also bring about a few responsibility no longer being to boot performed as traditional. simply because the subconscious call for for velocity and haste to get around the Atlantic could have tempted captains to take a hazard they may another way now not have performed, so those gloomy forebodings can have extra influence occasionally than we think. just a little factor is needed occasionally to crush the stability for and opposed to a undeniable plan of action. on the finish of this bankruptcy of psychological impressions it has to be recorded that one influence is still consistent with us all to-day—that of the private gratitude that we got here adequately in the course of the spoil of the big; and its corollary—that our legacy from the smash, our debt to people who have been misplaced together with her, is to determine, so far as in us lies, that such issues are most unlikely ever back. in the meantime we will say of them, as Shelley, himself the sufferer of an identical catastrophe, says of his pal Keats in "Adonais":— "Peace, peace! he isn't useless, he doth no longer sleep—He hath woke up from the dream of life—He lives, he wakes—'Tis dying is lifeless, no longer he; Mourn now not for Adonais. " * * * Endnotes *  Plan now not integrated during this version.  In an account which seemed within the newspapers of April 19 i've got defined this boat as 14, now not figuring out they have been numbered alternately.  determine now not integrated during this variation.