London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer..., Volume 48

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C. Ackers, 1779 - English essays

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Page 19 - Choosing a place where the water deepens gradually, walk coolly into it till it is up to your breast, then turn round, your face to the shore, and throw an egg into the water between you and the shore.
Page 20 - ... supported by it, the face will remain above water quite free for breathing, will rise an inch higher every inspiration, and sink as much every expiration, but never so low as that the water may come over the mouth.
Page 19 - Then plunge under it with your eyes open, throwing yourself towards the egg, and endeavouring by the action of your hands and feet against the water to get forward till within reach of it. In this attempt you will find that the water buoys you up against your inclination; that it is not so easy a thing to sink as you imagined; that you cannot but by active force get down to the egg.
Page 35 - ... out of action, were ready and fit to renew it, were then to windward, and could have bore down and fetched any part of the French fleet, if the...
Page 19 - I would the more earnestly press you to the trial of this method, because, though I think I satisfied you that your body is lighter than water, and that you...
Page 474 - At the same time the largest of the two frigates kept sailing round us the whole action and raking us fore and aft, by which means she killed or wounded almost every man on the quarter and main decks.
Page 149 - That man is surely the most wretched of the sons of wretchedness, who lives with his own faults and follies always before him, and who has none to reconcile him to himself by praise and veneration. I have long sought content, and have not found it ; I will from this moment endeavour to be rich.
Page 201 - ... to him ; after exhorting him, by turns, not to faint under the operation he was about to go through, but to behave like an Indian and a man, two of them took hold of his arms, and caufed him to kneel ; another placed...
Page 403 - ... or difcompofure, to an empty fpace, at one end of the room, took off his cloak, folded it very carefully, laid it upon the floor, and fat down upon it ; in all which he was imitated by his followers. In this pofture they dined, on fuch dimes as were fet before them, with every appearance of the moft perfect fatisfaction with their entertainment.
Page 403 - Robert, Duke of Normandy, father of William the Conqueror, was at Conftantinople, in his way to the Holy Land, he lived in uncommon fplendor, and was greatly celebrated for his wit, his affability, his liberality, and his other virtues.

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