The Military and Naval Magazine of the United States, Volumes 1-2 (Google eBook)

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Benjamin Homans
Thompson and Homans, 1833 - Military art and science
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Page 374 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light!
Page 373 - If music be the food of love, play on ; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.
Page 317 - ... state candidly and explicitly the opinion as to the period which will probably elapse before the officer will be able to resume his duties. When there is no reason to expect a recovery, or when the prospect of recovery is distant and uncertain...
Page 109 - The second lieutenant went up the main-rigging, and pointed with his hand to about two points before the beam. ' Do you see two hillocks inland ? ' ' Yes, sir,' replied the second lieutenant. ' Then it is so,' observed the captain to the master, ' and if we weather it, we shall have more sea room.
Page 272 - An act making provision for arming and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States...
Page 79 - States, the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, be, and the same is hereby appropriated...
Page 111 - A few strokes of the axes were heard, and then the cable flew out of the hawse-hole in a blaze of fire, from the violence of the friction, and disappeared under a huge wave which struck us on the chess-tree and deluged us with water fore and aft. But we were now on the other tack, and the ship regained her way, and we had evidently increased our distance from the land.
Page 317 - And that, in consequence thereof, he is, in my opinion? unfit for duty. I further declare my belief that he will not...
Page 81 - ... and shall be composed of ten companies, each company to consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, four sergeants, eight corporals, two musicians, one wagoner, and from sixty-four to eighty-two privates.
Page 57 - Sea; and that the Indian Ocean, being the transition from the one to the other, is salter towards the Atlantic on the west, than towards the South Sea on the east. 2. In each of these great oceans, there exists a maximum of saltness towards the north, and another towards the south. The first is further from the equator than the second.

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