A Voyage to the Coast of Africa, in 1758: Containing a Succinct Account of the Expedition To, and the Taking of the Island of Goree, by a Squadron Commanded by the Honourable Augustus Keppel. Illus. with Copperplates

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S. Paterson, 1759 - Gorée (Senegal) - 110 pages
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Page 39 - ... the Commodore, in the Torbay, followed him, taking, for his part, the weft point battery, of five guns, and the weft corner of St.
Page 75 - ... our women especially. Nor can even their men, from this very notion, be brought to look upon the prettiest of our women, but with the coldest indifference, some of whom there are here, officers' ladies, who dress very showy, and who even in England would be thought handsome.
Page 76 - ... of which were of exceeding white cotton, spun, wove into narrow slips of six or seven inches, and sewn together by themselves. Their hair, for it differs a little from wool, very neat and curiously plaited; and their persons otherways adorned, by earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, of the purest gold. And indeed I cannot help thinking, that it was to the benefit of the African company in general, and the happiness of those they sent abroad in particular; that, with such promising inhabitants,...
Page 17 - ... the Barbarians ! It was, indeed, fo mortifying a * ftroke, to the whole Art of Navigation...
Page 43 - Francis fort, that when he was moor'd the enemy could not bring a gun from thence to bear upon him. Five guns only could have touch'd him with advantage from the whole ifland, ;'. e.
Page 40 - ... Firedrake then fired a shell, the preconcerted signal for commencing the action. The enemy instantly returned the shot from both their forts and batteries, and the squadron, at the same moment, opened a heavy fire. Mr. Lindsay mentions, among the occurrences of the day, " the heroism of a private sailor; being in the fore-top, and having one of his legs carried away by a shot, with the heart of a lion he let himself down from thence, hand under hand, by a rope, saying at the same time, ' he should...
Page 74 - On Sundays, and other holidays, his house becomes a chapel, where a very decent and considerable community meet together, the gentleman himself officiating to them as pastor; so that Mr. Charles, for so he is call'd, may be truly stil'd their king, priest, and lawgiver. (Lindsay 1759, 76) "Mr. Charles...
Page 39 - About eight, the fignal was made to weigh anchor; and as it was nceeffary for one of the bombs to go down firft, the Prince Edward was ordered to cover her from the fire of the enemy, and to anchor a-breaft of a fmall battery, a little below the citadel.
Page 39 - The eldeft Captain, Mr. Sayer, in the Naflau, was ordered to lead the line of battle on the right, anchoring a-breaft of St. Peter's battery. The Dunkirk followed in the order, and was to bring up a bread of a batter)', a little to the north of the former.
Page 51 - ... provifions are brought chiefly from the continent. The number of cannon on the different batteries here, before the...

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