The Naval Chronicle, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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James Stanier Clarke, Stephen Jones, John Jones
J. Gold, 1800 - Naval art and science
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Contains a general and biographical history of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, with a variety of original papers on nautical subjects, under the guidance of several literary and professional men.
  

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Page 385 - How are thy servants blest, O Lord; How sure is their defence ! Eternal wisdom is their guide, Their help, Omnipotence. In foreign realms and lands remote, Supported by thy care, Through burning climes I pass'd unhurt, And breath'd in tainted air. Thy mercy sweeten'd every soil, Made ev'ry region please : The hoary Alpine hills it warm'd, And smooth'd the Tyrrhene seas.
Page 57 - Still, still he sees the parting look she gave. Her gentle spirit, lightly hovering o'er, Attends his little bark from pole to pole ; And, when the beating billows round him roar, Whispers sweet hope to soothe his troubled soul. Carved is her name in many a spicy grove, In many a plantain-forest waving wide, Where dusky youths in painted plumage rove, And giant palms o'erarch the golden tide.
Page 385 - My soul took hold on Thee. For though in dreadful whirls we hung High on the broken wave, I knew Thou wert not slow to hear, Nor impotent to save. The storm was laid, the winds retir'd, Obedient to Thy will; The sea, that roar'd at Thy command, At Thy command was still.
Page 10 - Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
Page 428 - We cannot help laying the distresses of our minds before your lordships on this occasion, in finding ourselves under the necessity of condemning a man to death, from the great severity of the twelfth article of war, part of which he falls under, which admits of no mitigation if the crime should be committed by an error in judgment ; and, therefore, for our own consciences...
Page 370 - From every ship an island was seen, about two leagues to the north, whose flat and verdant fields, well stored with wood and watered with many rivulets, presented the aspect of a delightful country. The crew of the Pinta instantly began the Te Deum...
Page 176 - Memorialist has also served on shore with the Army four months, and commanded the Batteries at the Sieges of Bastia and Calvi...
Page 107 - ... oars so well, that he quickly reached the Admiral's Ship, where he entered as a volunteer, turned the boat adrift, and bade adieu to hii native place.
Page 124 - France : for this ship was of so great stature, and took so much timber, that except Falkland, she wasted all the woods in Fife, which were oak wood, with all timber that was gotten out of Norway, for she was so strong, and of so great length and breadth, all the wrights of Scotland, yea, and many other strangers, were at her device by the king's command, who wrought very busily in her, but it was a year and a day ere she was compleated.
Page 268 - The 24A of September, the king, the queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, and the Lady Elizabeth, with many great lords, went unto Woolwich to see it launched ; but, because of the narrowness of the dock, it could not then be launched ; whereupon the prince came the next morning by three o'clock, and then, at the launching thereof, the prince named it after his own dignity, and called it the Prince.

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