Tales of Old Travel

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Macmillan, 1869 - 368 páginas
 

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Página 271 - Lay their bulwarks on the brine ; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line : It was ten of April morn by the chime. As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep as death, And the boldest held his breath For a time. But the might of England flushed To anticipate the scene, And her van the fleeter rushed O'er the deadly space between. "Hearts of oak!
Página 17 - Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vext the dim sea : I am become a name ; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known ; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments...
Página 329 - The laboratory and sick tents were erected, and, I am sorry to say, were soon filled with patients afflicted with the true camp dysentery and the scurvy. More pitiable objects were perhaps never seen. Not a comfort or convenience could be got for them, besides the very few we had with us. His Excellency, seeing the state these poor objects were in, ordered a piece of ground to be enclosed for the purpose of raising vegetables -for them. The seeds that were sown upon this occasion, on first appearing...
Página 291 - But shortly, til that it was veray night They coude not, though they did all hir might, Hir capel catch, he ran alway so fast : Til in a diche they caught him at the last.
Página 339 - The ground was not very good, although it produced a luxuriant coat of a kind of sour grass growing in tufts or bushes, which at some distance had the appearance of meadow land, and might be mistaken for it by superficial examiners.
Página 327 - It is divided into a great number of coves, to which his Excellency has given different names. That on which the town is to be built is called Sydney Cove. It is one of the smallest in the...
Página 280 - The next day being the 21st of May, 1542, departed out of this life, the valorous, virtuous, and valiant captain, Don Fernando de Soto, governor of Cuba, and adelantado of Florida: whom fortune advanced, as it useth to do others, that he might have the higher fall.
Página 325 - ... surprised at finding it perforated. He then by signs and gestures seemed to ask if the pistol would make a hole through him, and on being made sensible that it would, he showed not the smallest signs of fear ; on the contrary, he endeavoured, as we construed his motions, to impress us with an idea of the superiority of his own arms, which he applied to his breast, and by staggering, and a show of falling, seemed to wish us to understand that the force and effect of them was mortal, and not to...
Página 347 - From the top of this hill we saw a chain of hills or mountains, which appeared to be thirty or forty miles distant, running in a north and south direction. The northernmost being conspicuously higher than any of the...
Página 331 - French commodore had given his honour that he would not admit any of them on board, it cannot be thought he would take them. The convict, it is true, was a Frenchman, named Peter Paris,^ and it is possible, on that account, he might have been concealed through pity by his countrymen, and carried off without the knowledge of the commanding officer.

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