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RECOLLECTIONS OF INDIA.

CHAPTER I.

" Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean-roll !

Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ;
Man marks the earth with ruin-his control
Stops with the shore; upon the watery plain
The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain
A shadow of man's ravage, save his own,
When, for a moment, like a drop of rain,
He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan-
Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown."

BYRON.

Introduction Glance at Porto Santo, Procellaria pelagica, Their food

and habits. Halothuria Physalis. Exocetus Volitans. Their visits to the English coast. Vast fields of Sea-weed. A man overboard. Mada. gascar at Sun-set.

Search after the lost boy. Sorrow of the crew. Have the sharks eaten him ? Sunday on the ocean. Our sea service. The Sesostris steam-Frigate. Her deck passengers. Bombay harbour. Land Sharks and servants. First impressions of India. Vasco del Gama. Moguls. Portuguese and Charles the Second. Situation of Bombay. Strange people. Goa. What have we done for India ? Reflections, &c., &c., &c.

A VOYAGE to India has often been described ; and there is, in truth, little variety in the every-day scenes on board a large vessel. The passengers you meet

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