The Cruise of the R.Y.S. Eva

Hodges, Smith, 1865 - 216 ページ


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12 ページ - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
33 ページ - L'Aigle ; and a few days after, the sunk ship, with her cargo of brandy and oil, arose on the shore near Tangier, which is at least four leagues to the westward of the place where she sunk, and directly against the strength of the...
32 ページ - ... amount to about 3£ per cent' of its weight, or nearly half an ounce to the pound. Its saltness may be considered as a necessary result of the present order of things. Rivers which are constantly flowing into the ocean contain salts, varying from ten to fifty, and even one hundred grains per gallon. They are chiefly common salt, sulphate and carbonate of lime, magnesia, soda, potash, and iron; and these are found to constitute the distinguishing characteristics of sea water.
85 ページ - It is not such a" simple matter as it may seem, to make an effective shot into a large flock of wild-fowl.
173 ページ - ... him or his load ! It lasted but a minute, but in a second you may live an age ; it would have been a relief to screech were it not for very shame ; but the rear part of the caravan pressed on behind, and on I went filling up the gap in our ranks to make way for those that followed.
173 ページ - I do not know quite how it happened, but, going round a projecting angle of the hill, the poor animal stumbled and struck the corner of the box against the rock. The shock staggered him and I fancy I can see the unfortunate beast now and hear his cry of agony as he fell over the brink, the echo of the crash at the bottom being the last we ever heard of him or his load. It lasted but a minute, but in a second you...
13 ページ - O'er the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free. Far as the breeze can bear the billow's foam, Survey our empire and behold our home.
112 ページ - That property has its duties as well as its rights — that the rich are bound to look after the poor — are principles which the gentry seem to have forgotten, if they ever acknowledged them in the prosperous times with which their islands have been blessed.
47 ページ - We had arranged before we started that at eight o'clock we were to show a light each, to determine our relative positions then. Accordingly, as eight bells went we showed our light, and had the satisfaction of being answered by our adversary, well astern. The race was now over, and the next thing to be done was to make all snug. By the "G 's...
65 ページ - CHAPTER VI. FARRAGUT AT MOBILE BAY. August 5th, 1864. THE town of Mobile lies in southern Alabama, distant thirty miles from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, at the head of the bay to which it gives its name. The bay is a wide and shallow sheet of water, having two entrances, neither of which is of any great width : the one leads into it from Mississippi Sound, a long island-enclosed inlet, which runs as far as the mouth of that great river, thus affording communication with it, without the...