Lives of the British Admirals: Containing Also a New and Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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C. J. Barrington, 1813 - Great Britain
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Page 13 - Every person in the fleet, who through cowardice, negligence, or disaffection, shall in time of action withdraw or keep back, or not come into the fight or engagement, or shall not do his utmost to take or destroy every ship which it shall be his duty to engage, and to assist and relieve all and every of His Majesty's ships, or those of his allies, which it shall be his duty to assist...
Page 144 - ... accountable for his conduct, and that he would not remain in a situation which made him responsible for measures he was no longer allowed to guide.
Page 338 - They were curious in examining every part of the ship, which they viewed with uncommon attention. They had not the least knowledge of goats, hogs, dogs, or cats, and had not even a name for one of them. They seemed fond of large spike-nails, and pieces of red cloth, or indeed of any other colour, but red was their favourite.
Page 284 - ... should have gone to pieces, we might have been set ashore by the boats, and from which they might have taken us by different turns to the main; the wind, however, gradually died away and early in the forenoon it was a dead calm; if it had blown hard the ship must inevitably have been destroyed.
Page 293 - ... with pliable rods about as thick as a man's finger, in the form of an oven, by sticking the two ends into the ground, and then covering them with palm-leaves and broad pieces of bark : the door is nothing but a large hole at one end, opposite to which the fire is made, as we perceived by the ashes.

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