An Historical Guide to Great Yarmouth in Norfolk with the Most Remarkable Events Recorded of that Town

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Barnes and Webster, 1817 - Great Yarmouth (England) - 73 pages
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Page 27 - That part of the island we had landed on was a narrow ridge, not above musket-shot across, bounded on one side by the sea, and on the other by a creek, extending upwards of a mile inland, and nearly communicating with the sea at its head.
Page 29 - NORFOLK boasts her own, not only as born there of a respectable family, and as there having received his early education, but her own also in talents, manners, and mind. The glory of so great a name though sure long to outlive all monuments of brass and stone, his fellow countrymen of Norfolk have resolved to commemorate by this column, erected by their joint contributions.
Page 28 - Of whom, signalised by his triumphs in all lands, the whole earth stood in awe on account of the tempered firmness of his counsels, and the undaunted ardour of his courage ; This great man, NORFOLK boasts her own, not only as born there of a respectable family, and as...
Page 26 - Ness, and so were involved in the same ruin as the light fleet was; also some coasting vessels laden with corn from Lynn and Wells, and bound for Holland, were with the same unhappy luck just come out to begin their voyage, and some of them lay at anchor; these also met with the same misfortune, so that, in the whole, above 200 sail of ships, and above a thousand people, perished in the disaster of that one miserable night, very few escaping.
Page 25 - Deeps but few of them, (the night being so dark) could find their way in there; some but very few rid it out, at a distance; the rest being above 140 sail were all driven on shore, and dashed to pieces, and very few of the people on board were saved.
Page 29 - Of Norfolk have resolved to commemorate by this Column, erected by their joint contributions. He was born in the year 1758. Entered on his Profession in 1771, And was concerned in nearly 150 naval engagements with the enemy; Being conqueror, among various other occasions, at Aboukir, August, 1798, At Copenhagen, April 1801, and at Trafalgar, October...
Page 29 - ... of Norfolk have resolved to commemorate by this column, erected by their joint contributions. He was born in the year 1758, entered on his profession in 1771, and was concerned in nearly 150 naval engagements with the enemy; being conqueror, among various other...
Page 25 - ... wind, to pursue their voyage, and were taken short with a storm of wind at NE, after they were past Winterton Ness, a few leagues; some of them, whose masters were a little more wary than the rest, or perhaps, who made a better judgment of things, or who were not so far out as the rest...
Page 23 - till, gain'd the ridgy height, No more the liquid mound sustains its weight; It curls, it falls, it breaks, with hideous roar, And pours a foamy deluge on the shore. From the bleak pole now driving tempests sweep, Tear the light clouds, and vex the ruffled deep: White on the...
Page 29 - Britain honoured, while living, with her favour, and, when lost, with her tears ; Of whom, signalized by his triumphs in all lands, the whole earth stood in awe on account of the tempered firmness of his counsels, and the undaunted ardour of his courage; This great man NORFOLK Boasts her own, not only as born there of a...

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