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Examples of Gama
Some spread the snowy canvas, propp'd on high O'er shelter'd tables with their whole supply; Some swung the biting scythe with merry face, And cropp'd the daisies for a dancing space.
Some wheel'd the turf to build a grassy throne Round a huge thorn that spread his boughs alone, Rough-rined and bold, as master of the place; Five generations of the Higham race Had pluck'd his flowers, and still he held his sway, Waved his white head, and felt the breath of May.
But let him call upon them all to spell it simultaneously, and then to pronounce it distinctly three or four times in concert, and the word will be very strongly impressed upon their minds.
But, besides being useful as a mode of examination, this plan of answering questions simultaneously is a very important means of fixing in the mind any facts which the teacher may communicate to his pupils.
At Calicut Vasco da Gama landed in May, 1498, and there he erected a marble pillar as a monument of his discovery of a new route to the Indies.
What he then called the Cape of Storms, King John II of Portugal in a more optimistic vein rechristened the Cape of Good Hope.