The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820, with an account of the origin and increase of the British navy. Chamier

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Page xxxii - History of the United States, From their first Settlement as Colonies to the close of the Administration of Mr. Madison in 1817.
Page xxxv - My first rough manuscript, without any intermediate copy, has been sent to the press. (2) Not a sheet has been seen by any human eyes, excepting those of the author and the printer: the faults and the merits are exclusively my own.
Page 201 - Caesar, the leading ship of the British van, after being about on the starboard tack, and come a-breast of the Queen Charlotte, had not kept to the wind; and that the appointed movement would consequently be liable to fail of the purposed effect.
Page 5 - It will tend to clearness in our future inquiries, if we at once give an explanation of some of these terms. A ship is defined to be " a large hollow building, made to pass over the sea with sails...
Page xliv - Luff, the order to the helmsman to put the tiller towards the lee-side of the ship, in order to make the -ship sail nearer to the direction of the wind. Main sheet, a large rope affixed...
Page xlv - Stay, to stay a ship, is to arrange the sails and move the rudder, so as to bring the ship's head to the direction of the wind, in order to get her on the other tack.
Page 29 - This theory was supported in the latter part of the seventeenth and early part of the eighteenth century, in England, by Mr.
Page xxxix - Afore, all that part of a ship which lies forward, or near the stem. Aft, After, behind, or near the stern of a ship. See Abaft. Aloft, up in the tops, at the mast-head, or anywhere about the higher yards or rigging. Alongside, close to the ship. Amidships, the middle of the ship, either with regard to her length or breadth ; as, the enemy boarded us amidships, ie in the middle, between the stem and stern. Put the helm amidships ; ie in the middle, between the two sides.
Page xl - On the beam implies any distance from the ship on a line with the beams, or at right angles with the keel : thus, if the ship steers northward, any object lying east or west is said to be on her starboard or larboard beam.
Page 170 - The fact is, the signal was not compulsory on any captain. It contained a qualifying NB in the following words : " The different captains and commanders, not being able to effect the specified intention in either case (the signal applying to the passage through a line to windward or to leeward), are at liberty to act as circumstances require:" a negativing, or, at least, neutralizing nota-bene, which, very properly, was omitted in the next new code of signals.

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