Cruise of the United States Frigate Potomac Round the World: During the Years 1831-34 ; Embracing the Attack on Quallah-Battoo ...

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Leavitt, Lord & Company, 1835 - Pirates - 366 pages
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This is one of the most interesting books I have read. Especially since one of the crew members on this voyage, GEORGE ABBOTT CROSSETT, was one of my ancestors.

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Page 183 - Man that is born of a woman Is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Page 293 - Mid wounds, and clinging darts, and lances brast, And foes disabled in the brutal fray; And now the Matadores around him play, Shake the red cloak and poise the ready brand: Once more through all he bursts his thundering way Vain rage! the mantle quits the conynge hand, Wraps his fierce eye - 'tis past - he sinks upon the sand!
Page 202 - Twas English cut on Greek and Latin, Like fustian heretofore on satin ; It had an odd promiscuous tone, As if h' had talk'd three parts in one ; Which made some think, when he did gabble, Th' had heard three labourers of Babel, Or Cerberus himself pronounce A leash of languages at once.
Page 82 - The brave man is not he who feels no fear, For that were stupid and irrational ; But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.
Page 36 - The powers of man; we feel within ourselves His energy divine; he tells the heart, He meant, he made us to behold and love What he beholds and loves, the general orb Of life and being; to be great like him, Beneficent and active.
Page 177 - Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not!
Page 1 - WARRINER, FRANCIS. CRUISE OF THE UNITED STATES FRIGATE "POTOMAC" ROUND THE WORLD, DURING THE YEARS 1831-34. Embracing the attack on Quallah Battoo, with notices of scenes, manners, etc., in different parts of Asia, South America, and the Islands of the Pacific.
Page 186 - What though we wade in wealth, or soar in fame ? Earth's highest station ends in, " Here he lies," And " Dust to dust
Page 317 - Lord Anson's proceedings, we were surprised to find, are still traditionally known at Payta; and it furnishes a curious instance of the effect of manners on the opinions of mankind, to observe that the kindness with which that sagacious officer invariably treated his Spanish prisoners, is, at the distance of eighty years, better known, and more dwelt upon by the inhabitants of Payta, than the capture and destruction of the town.
Page 255 - It is a blanket of the usual size, with a hole in the centre through which the head is thrust.

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