Sir Edward Seaward's Narrative of His Shipwreck: And Consequent Discovery of Certain Islands in the Caribbean Sea: with a Detail of Many Extraordinary and Highly Interesting Events in His Life, from the Year 1733 to 1749, as Written in His Own Diary, Volume 3

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831 - English fiction

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Page i - SIR EDWARD SEAWARD'S NARRATIVE OF HIS SHIPWRECK, and consequent Discovery of certain Islands in the Caribbean Sea: with a detail of many extraordinary and highly interesting Events in his Life, from 1733 to 1749. as written in his own Diary. Edited by Miss JANE PORTER.
Page 23 - Master, give sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, speech to the dumb, and strength to the paralyzed limb, but we can work miracles of grace and mercy by relieving the distress of our suffering brethren.
Page 155 - You d—d poltroon ! with all your long yarn of hard names, what shall I call you ? Down on your marrow-bones, you scoundrel, and beg pardon of these gentlemen, and of the King our master, or I'll kick you from Hell to Hackney ! Tell him that,
Page 156 - After some pause and explanation, this mighty Don asked pardon of Captain Knight and myself, but he would do no more. This would not satisfy the Admiral, who insisted on his eating the words he had spoken disrespectfully of his Majesty ; at the same time taking a guinea from his pocket, he threw it on the floor, saying— " There is the King's picture ! down on your knees, you blackguard, and ask forgiveness;" laying hold of the Spaniard by the neck as he spoke, and bending him to the ground.
Page 259 - I shall not forget to note that down, as a brave attempt to reflect honour on the coat you wear.
Page 309 - in whose hands are life and death, cut the matter short. Before I could reach the mansion, the sky was darkened, the lightning glared, and the thunder pealed. Instead of cannons, the hurricane blew all round the compass ; and I blessed God in the storm. Full of joy, buffeted and wet, we entered my dwelling. Here my beloved wife, and our revered pastor, and all our friends, met us in awful expectation. As I entered the hall amidst the rain and the whirlwind, I lifted up my hands, saying — " Our...
Page 155 - The interpreter was embarrassed; but did, I believe, explain faithfully. " Equal in rank to me ! " was the Spaniard's reply; " I do not consider the King of England himself, equal in rank to me ! — what is he ? — he is little better than a Dutchman ! " At the moment the reply was made known by the interpreter, the honest and gallant sailor broke out.

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