The London Magazine, Volume 13

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Hunt and Clarke, 1825
 

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Página 519 - ... wives and children, who had fled for temporary shelter into the after cabins, on the upper decks, were engaged in prayer, and in reading the scriptures with the ladies, some of whom were enabled, with wonderful self-possession, to offer to others those spiritual consolations, which a firm and intelligent trust in the Redeemer of the world appeared at this awful hour to impart to their own breasts.
Página 518 - It was a little before this period that one of the officers of the ship, with the well-meant intention of ascertaining that all was fast below, descended with two of the sailors into the hold, where they carried with them, for safety, a light in the patent lantern ; and seeing that the lamp burned dimly, the officer took the precaution to hand it up to the orlop deck to be trimmed. Having afterwards discovered one of the spirit casks to be adrift...
Página 100 - ... precise individuality and inviolable identity that you speak of, let me ask, Are you not a little changed (less so, it is true, than most people) from what you were twenty years ago?
Página 526 - ... this gallant officer, after having nobly pursued, for the preservation of others, a course of exertion that has been rarely equalled either in its duration or difficulty, at last felt it right to provide for his own safety, by laying hold on the topping-lift, or rope that connects the...
Página 540 - Why let us,' says the king. Then he fell on his knees and drank it ; and having done, the king began to drink it. 'Nay, sir...
Página 366 - This was received by all with nearly as much apathy as the first. She was little beloved either. The next was an old hand, a most outrageous virago, who thought nothing of giving her husband a knock down when he offended her, and who used to make great disturbance about the fire in the cooking way. Every one uttered their wishes audibly that she would lose ; and her husband, if we could judge from his countenance, seemed to wish so too. She boldly plunged her hand into the hat, and drew out a ticket...
Página 138 - For men are brought to worse distresses, By taking physic, than diseases ; And therefore commonly recover, As soon as doctors give them over.
Página 367 - We were to march the next morning early. The most of the single men were away drinking. I slept in the birth above Sandy and his wife.
Página 523 - ... of his duty to the former. His wife was accordingly saved, but his four children, alas ! were left to perish. A fine fellow, a soldier, who had neither wife nor child of his own, but who evinced the greatest solicitude for the safety of those of others, insisted on having three children lashed to him, with whom he plunged into the water ; not being able to reach the boat, he was again drawn into the ship with his charge, but not before two of the children had expired.
Página 518 - ... them, for safety, a light in the patent lantern ; and seeing that the lamp burned dimly, the officer took the precaution to hand it up to the orlop deck to be trimmed. Having afterwards discovered one of the spirit casks to be adrift, he sent the sailors for some billets of wood to secure it; but the ship, in their absence, having made a heavy lurch, the officer unfortunately dropped the light ; and letting go his hold of the cask, in his eagerness to recover the lantern, it suddenly stove, and,...

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