The History of Landguard Fort, in Suffolk (Google eBook)

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Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1898 - Landguard fort, Eng - 141 pages
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Page 121 - Captain and you are also to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time receive from...
Page 128 - I was walking with the then printer and editor of the Ipswich Journal, in a very pretty town garden of his, I perceived a melancholy-faced countryman, with his arms locked together, leaning over the garden wall. I pointed him out to the printer, who was a very ingenious man, and he with great gravity of face, said the man had been there all day, that he pitied him, believing he was either mad or miserable. I then stepped forward with an intention to speak to the madman, and did not perceive, till...
Page 116 - I leave my right hand, to be cut off after my death, to my son Lord Audley; I desire it may be sent to him, in hopes that such a sight may remind him of his duty to God, after having so long abandoned the duty he owed to a father, who once so affectionately loved him.
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Page 105 - CM Cracherode, of celebrated BOOK-FAME, went out to make his fortune, as a Commander of the Marines, in Anson's ship. He returned, in consequence of his share of the prize money, a wealthy man.
Page 21 - Journey, begun at the City of Norwich, and from thence into the North, on Monday, August llth, 1634, and ending at the same place. By a Captaine, a Lieutenant, and an Ancient, all three of the Military Company in Norwich.
Page 60 - Privatiers, and not for any of our ships to come and Guard the road afore this Fort, so that I am obliged to visit my sentries at all hours, they are so raw and ignorant. I believe you laugh at my giving you any account of myself, and 'tis insignificant to you my Good or 111, tho...
Page 129 - ... was the late Admiral Vernon's, for it was not many years after he had taken Porto Bello, with six ships only ; but when I turned my eyes to his little landscapes and drawings, I was charmed. Those were the works of fancy, and gave him infinite delight.
Page 130 - I shewed it to him ; he admired it so much, that I urged him for both their sakes as well as mine, to engrave a plate from it, which he seemed very willing to undertake, but doubted whether it would by its sale (as it was only a perspective view of the Fort) answer the expense ; to obviate which, I offered to take ten guineas' worth of impressions myself ; he then instantly agreed to it.

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