Gentleman Jack: A Naval Story, Band 2

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Seite 305 - oh ! gallant stranger, For hapless ADELGITHA'S love. " For he is in a foreign far land Whose arm should now have set me free ; And I must wear the willow garland For him that's dead, or false to me.
Seite 128 - ... but the Captain, Knows the stem from the stern of the ship. With a will-ho, &c. Now, fore and aft having abused them, Just but for my fancy and gig, Could I find any one that ill-used them, Damn me, but I'd tickle his wig.
Seite 10 - But, however, a circumstance occurred here which made an indellible impression on my memory. We had not left the body of the squadron many days when the ship took fire, in consequence of some lighted tobacco having fallen amongst the spare sails that had been indiscriminately stowed around the main magazine, built in the midship of the vessel, for the purpose of security. The first symptom of the calamity that had befallen us was observed at two o'clock in the morning, when a dense smoke was seen...
Seite 10 - ... indiscriminately stowed around the main magazine, built in the midship of the vessel, for the purpose of security. The first symptom of the calamity that had befallen us was observed at two o'clock in the morning, when a dense smoke was seen to arise from the main hatchway ; and, as every one was aware that the powder was stowed away in that part of the ship, nothing could depict the consternation of the crew. My companion and superior officer knew it required the exertion of every one in the...
Seite 119 - One corner of the collar, appertaining to what Jim called a clean chequered shirt, was pulled a little above his black neckcloth, so that it touched his starboard ear. A vacancy for a button at the lower part of the collar revealed a well-bronzed throat. His red waistcoat having been washed in...
Seite 119 - ... touched his starboard ear. A vacancy for a button at the lower part of the collar revealed a well-bronzed throat. His red waistcoat having been washed in pea-soup,* still bore the remaining trophies of some of the husks on it, these looking like pieces of chopped hay. His best uniform master's-mate's jacket had been stowed in bulk, and displayed as many creases in it as a Jew's clothes-bag. For his trousers he wore a pair made of number-four canvass, wellscrubbed, and fitting taut about the waist.
Seite 12 - ... everything from around the main magazine ; and, on closely examining it, discovered that the bulkhead, which separated the powder barrels from the main hold, was so nearly calcined (burnt), that the carpenter pushed his finger through it without much exertion. Nothing could exceed the feelings of every man when they discovered what a narrow escape they had met with ; and, on returning thanks to our Creator for this miraculous preservation, which we did publicly on the quarter-deck, our prayers...
Seite 3 - tis the land of the Sun— Can he smile on such deeds as his children have done? (?) Oh! wild as the accents of lovers' farewell Are the hearts which they bear, and the tales which they tell.

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