Journal of Rear-Admiral Bartholomew James, 1752-1828, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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Navy Records Society, 1896 - Great Britain - 402 pages
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Page 361 - in such a night, Troilus, methinks, mounted the Trojan walls, And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents, Where Cressid lay that night. In such a night Stood Dido, with a willow in her hand, Upon the wide sea banks, and
Page 375 - In winter's tedious nights sit by the fire With good old folks, and let them tell thee tales Of woful ages long ago betid ; And, ere thou bid good night, to quit their grief, Tell thou the lamentable fall of
Page 375 - I'll not shed her blood, nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, and smooth as monumental alabaster;
Page iii - PATRONS His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF SAXE-COBURG AND GOTHA, KG, KT &c. His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK, KG &c. PRESIDENT EARL SPENCER, KG VICE PRESIDENTS LORD GEORGE HAMILTON.
Page 295 - Grammar' it is said : ' Some of the streets are very handsome ; no street in Rome equals in beauty the Strada di Toledo at Naples, and still less can any of them compare with those beautiful streets that lie open to the bay.' If this be really the case, Rome cannot boast much of her streets ; for, if I except their
Page 193 - During our stay at this place we saw and partook of the ceremony of husking corn, a kind of ' harvest home ' in England, with the additional amusement of kissing the girls whenever they met with a red corn-cob, and to which is added dancing, singing, and moderate drinking.
Page 190 - any money to a private independent family for their civility to me as a stranger ; and, secondly, how ridiculous such a sum as he proposed would appear for 'all the benefits we had received in mind and body.
Page 217 - a small craft which goes round the bays of the West India Islands to take off sugars, rum, &c. to the merchantmen.'—Smyth's Sailors' Word Book. * Sc. the Marlborough.
Page 31 - As soon as the firing ceased from the ships I was sent in the barge to tow on shore the flat boats, when curiosity led me to follow the army through the works, where I saw a Hessian sever a rebel's head from his body and clap it on a pole in the intrenchments. While I was amusing myself with
Page 267 - a more enterprising, able, and gallant officer does not grace his Majesty's naval service.