Sea Passages: A Naval Anthology and Introduction to the Study of English

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Geoffrey Callender
Cambridge University Press, Jan 3, 2013 - History - 226 pages
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Sir Geoffrey Callender (1875-1946) was a British naval historian who was the first director of the National Maritime Museum. Originally published in 1943, and edited by Callender, this book was developed to provide individuals in naval service with a guide to understanding and writing effective formal English. The text is comprised of a series of small sections, each of which contains a piece of writing by a prominent author relating to life at sea, tasks relating to the piece and explanatory notes. An editorial introduction, guide to further reading and detailed glossary are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British naval history or linguistics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
DATE
22
The Lighting ofthe Beacons LORD MAcAuLAY
29
I588 The Defeat ofthe Armada JAMEs A FROUDB 3 I
45
The Battle of Santa Cruz THOMAS CARLYLE 5 8
61
The Death of Samuel Pepys JOHN EVELYN
72
The Cockpit in time ofBattle TOBIAS SMOLLETT
79
The Castaway WILLIAM COWPBR
87
The Saucy Arethusa PRINCE HoARE
117
How the news of Trafalgar SIR ARTHUR QUILLBR
151
Ye Mariners of England THOMAS CAMPBELL
158
Home Thoughts from the Sea ROBERT BROWNING
169
the Opening Moves SIR GEOFFREY
180
England to the Sea R E vRRNisnR
182
The Three Bells J c WHITTIER
191
Glossary
197

Hawke SIR HENRY NEWBOLT
96
The Wonderful Year DAVID GARRICK
104

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