Fragments of voyages and travels, Volume 3

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1831
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No capítulo 2 describe a batalla que tivo lugar en Corcubión en abril de 1809, logo de que a alarma alí constituída para incordiar aos franceses invasores, contactase coa fragata Endymion inglesa.

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Page 280 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home!
Page 215 - FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust...
Page 174 - Now in travelling we multiply events, and innocently. We set out, as it were, on our adventures ; and many are those that occur to us, morning, noon, and night. The day we come to a place which we have long heard and read of, and in ITALY we do so continually, it is an era in our lives : and from that moment the very name calls up a picture.
Page 216 - We therefore commit his body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body when the sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come...
Page 312 - Frenchman thought we were at last going to execute summary vengeance upon him for his treachery, as we called it. Nothing daunted, however, by the style in which we bore down upon him, the gallant commander of this pretty little eggshell of a vessel placed himself on the weather-quarter, and with a speaking-trumpet in his hand, indicated by gesticulations, a wish to be heard. This could not well be refused ; and we steered as close as we could pass along without bringing the two vessels in contact,...
Page 220 - The lower deck ports lay completely under water, and several times the muzzles of the main-deck guns were plunged into the sea ; so that the end of the grating on which the remains of poor Dolly were laid, once or twice nearly touched the tops of the waves, as they foamed and hissed past.
Page 215 - Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of this child here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: in sure and certain hope...
Page 215 - ... ears, I have observed, never fails to rivet the attention even of the rudest and least reflecting. Of course, the bell has ceased to toll, and every one stands in silence and uncovered as the prayers are read. Sailors, with all their looseness of habits, are well disposed to be sincerely religious ; and when they have fair play given them, they will always, I believe, be found to stand on as good vantage ground, in this respect, as their fellow-countrymen on shore.
Page 313 - I have been compelled to bear up," he called out in French, " otherwise the brig must have gone to the bottom. The sea broke over us in such a way that I have been obliged, as you may perceive, to throw all my guns, boats, and spars, overboard. We have now several feet water in the hold, in consequence of your shot, which you may likewise observe have nearly destroyed our upper works. If, therefore, you oblige me to heave to, I cannot keep the vessel afloat one hour in such weather.'' — " Will...
Page 311 - and a hundred similar questions, reproaches, scolds, and the whole of the ugly family of oaths were poured out in abundance ; some on the privateer whose adroitness had thus overreached our vigilance, some upon those who, by their neglect, had given him the opportunity ; and many imprecations...

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