Sketches of Naval Life with Notices of Men, Manners and Scenery on the Shores of the Mediterranean in a Series of Letters from the Brandywine and Constitution Frigates, Volumen1
H. Howe, 1829 - 301 páginas
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Página ii - Congress of the United States, entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to the Act, entitled, " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, ' An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof...
Página 222 - And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts : but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of His hands.
Página 198 - ... it flooded in its whole extent. I ascended to the next : the rain came down in torrents, but I did not feel it, so deeply absorbing was the scene. I wish I could describe it. The sky was in a constant blaze : the sea was not high, but the waves were broken, confused and foaming, and taking from the lightning an unnatural hue.
Página 79 - THESE, as they change, ALMIGHTY FATHER, these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of THEE. Forth in the pleasing Spring THY beauty walks, THY tenderness and love. Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm ; Echo the mountains round ; the forest smiles ; And every sense, and every heart is joy. Then comes THY glory in the Summer months, With light and heat refulgent.
Página 283 - Does a healthy labouring man need alcohol ? No more than he needs arsenic, corrosive sublimate, or opium. The experiment has been made a thousand times, and the result is well known, namely, that more labour can be accomplished in a month or a year, under the influence of simple nourishing food and unstimulating drink, than through the aid of alcohol...
Página 32 - While his officers were one day looking at it, he came out of the cabin : ' You may look at it, gentlemen," said he, ' as long as you please: but, depend on it, none of you shall have it.
Página 198 - When I turned in at night, the sea was smooth and bright as a mirror ; the vast firmament seemed to descend below us ; the ship appeared to be suspended in the centre of an immense sphere, and, if I may say so, one felt, in awe and silence, the majesty of space. The sails hung idly by the mast, and the officers' tread along the deck was the only sound heard. So I left them. "About midnight, I was awakened by a heavy swing of my cot, succeeded by a sudden dash to the other side : the water was pouring...
Página 31 - Nelson highly appreciated the present, and for some time had it placed upright, with the lid on, against the bulk-head of his cabin behind the chair on which he sat at dinner. At length, by the entreaties of an old servant, he was prevailed on to allow it to be carried below.
Página 284 - I have ever found from my knowledge and custom, as well as from the custom and observation of others, that those who drink nothing but water, or make it their particular drink, are but little affected by the climate, and can undergo the greatest fatigue without inconvenience.