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Journal of Rear-Admiral Bartholomew James, 1752-1828
John Knox Laughton,Bartholomew James,James Young F. Sulivan
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admiral anchored army arrived artillery attack battery boat Boyne brig cannonade Cape Cape Antonio Captain cargo Charon chase coast command commodore convoy Corso cruise danger deck directed dispatched distress enemy enemy's Falmouth fleet following day Fort Bourbon Fort Matilda fortunately four French friends frigate gale of wind garrison gave Gibraltar Guadeloupe guns harbour heavy gale hundred island Jamaica James joined killed land leagues lieutenant Lord loss lost Lowestoft Lynnhaven Bay Majesty's ship March marines masts midshipman miles morning navy night noon o'clock obliged occasion officers Omoa Oran orders passage port Port Royal prisoners prize proceeded quarter quitted rear-admiral rebel received returned river round Royal sail schooner seamen sent ship's company shore shot signal Sir Peter Parker situation sloop soon Spanish squadron stood taken Tenerife took town vessels voyage weather whole wounded
Page 363 - in such a night, Troilus, methinks, mounted the Trojan walls, And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents, Where Cressid lay that night. In such a night Stood Dido, with a willow in her hand, Upon the wide sea banks, and
Page 377 - I'll not shed her blood, nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, and smooth as monumental alabaster;
Page v - PATRONS His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF SAXE-COBURG AND GOTHA, KG, KT &c. His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK, KG &c. PRESIDENT EARL SPENCER, KG VICE PRESIDENTS LORD GEORGE HAMILTON.
Page 297 - Grammar' it is said : ' Some of the streets are very handsome ; no street in Rome equals in beauty the Strada di Toledo at Naples, and still less can any of them compare with those beautiful streets that lie open to the bay.' If this be really the case, Rome cannot boast much of her streets ; for, if I except their
Page 195 - During our stay at this place we saw and partook of the ceremony of husking corn, a kind of ' harvest home ' in England, with the additional amusement of kissing the girls whenever they met with a red corn-cob, and to which is added dancing, singing, and moderate drinking.
Page 192 - any money to a private independent family for their civility to me as a stranger ; and, secondly, how ridiculous such a sum as he proposed would appear for 'all the benefits we had received in mind and body.
Page 219 - a small craft which goes round the bays of the West India Islands to take off sugars, rum, &c. to the merchantmen.'—Smyth's Sailors' Word Book. * Sc. the Marlborough.
Page 33 - As soon as the firing ceased from the ships I was sent in the barge to tow on shore the flat boats, when curiosity led me to follow the army through the works, where I saw a Hessian sever a rebel's head from his body and clap it on a pole in the intrenchments. While I was amusing myself with