"You shall go to the S. Pole," Kathleen Bruce -- a formidable young woman -- urged her fiancé. "Oh dear, what's the use of having energy & enterprise if a little thing like that can't be done. It's got to be done, so hurry up." 
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 Kathleen Bruce, letter to R.F. Scott, 11 July, 1908, quoted by David Crane in Scott of the Antarctic (New York : Knopf, c2005), p.336.