Floating Remembrances and Sketches of a Sea Life

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Whittaker, 1854 - 372 páginas

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Página 308 - How gloriously her gallant course she goes ! Her white wings flying — never from her foes — She walks the waters like a thing of life, And seems to dare the elements to strife.
Página 140 - Lordship did not make any very minute enquiries, and having obtained a favourable dismissal she left him. Soon afterwards she was sent on board the Brunswick, Captain Harvey, and had not been long there ere her cleanliness and good conduct, which differed so widely from other boys of the age she seemed, attracted the attention of her commander ; he questioned her as to her friends, and whether she had not run away from some school to try the sea. Mary Anne related such of her adventures as were consistent...
Página 261 - LOVE ! O Glory ! what are ye who fly Around us ever, rarely to alight ? There's not a meteor in the polar sky Of such transcendent and more fleeting flight. Chill, and...
Página 76 - Him that cometh unto me I will in nowise cast out. " The prayer ceased, and Jem stood erect and firm — he shook hands with the chaplain — pressed Dick Wills to his heart, then the Captain placed himself in a conspicuous situation to read the sentence of the Court Martial and the Death Warrant for execution. The silence grew more...
Página 141 - Anne made numerous applications to the navy pay office, Somerset House, for money due to her for her service on board the Brunswick man-of-war, on the 1st of June and previous days; but having been repeatedly disappointed, she made use of expressions one day which were considered indecorous, in consequence of which she was conveyed to Bow-street, where she underwent a long examination. She was at length dismissed ; and several gentlemen, commiserating her sufferings, entered into a subscription for...
Página 99 - ... depraved mingling with honour and integrity — the knave and the honest man — the wit and the fool — the plunderer and his victim — virtue and vice — oh, London is the spot where the leprosy of guilt leaves but few intervals of fair and healthy surface — where religion is made the stalking horse to hypocrisy — and where there is one law for the rich and another for the poor. Who that see the splendid carriages with their well dressed inmates rolling along the streets would suppose...
Página 281 - ... of a musket, which bared his skull, and nearly stunned him. Determined to finish the British commander, the third man cut him down with his broadsword, and, at that very instant, was himself cut down by one of the Shannon's seamen.
Página 279 - ... owing to the weather clue-garnet having been shot away from the bits, the American frigate forged a little ahead, but was presently stopped, by hooking, with her quarter port, the flook of the Shannon's anchor stowed over the chess-tree. Captain Broke now ran forward ; and observing the Chesapeake's men deserting the quarterdeck guns, he ordered the two ships to be lashed together, the great guns to cease firing, the maindeck boarders to be called, and Lieutenant George Thomas L. Watt, the first...
Página 279 - ... and Lieutenant George Thomas L. Watt, the first lieutenant, to bring up the quarterdeck men, who were all boarders. While zealously employed outside the bulwark of the Shannon, making the Chesapeake fast to her, the veteran boatswain, Mr. Stevens (he had fought in Rodney's action), had his left arm hacked off with repeated sabre cuts, and was mortally wounded by musketry. The midshipman commanding on the forecastle, Mr. Samwell, was also mortally wounded.
Página 140 - ... through the skin, in such a manner as wholly to prevent her standing, if she had been able to rise. To complete her misfortune, she received another wound by a musket ball, which went completely through her thigh, a little above the knee of the same leg. She lay in this crippled state till the engagement was over, when she was conveyed to the cockpit; but, though subjected to the most excruciating pain, the grape-shot could not be extracted, through fear of injuring the tendons, among which it...

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