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Page 115 - If it be true, as some of those who were present have imagined, that the marines and boatmen had fired without his orders, and that he was desirous of preventing any further bloodshed, it is not improbable that his humanity on this occasion proved fatal to him. For it was remarked that whilst he faced the natives, none of them had offered him any violence, but that, having turned about to give his orders to...
Page 59 - is ready — Who was I to get it from ? The governments of Naples and Sicily either knew not, or chose to keep me in ignorance. Was I to wait patiently...
Page 116 - Thus fell our great and excellent commander ! After a life of so much distinguished and successful enterprise, his death, as far as regards himself, cannot be reckoned premature ; since he lived to finish the great work for which he seems to have been designed ; and was rather removed from the enjoyment, than cut off from the acquisition of glory. How sincerely his loss was felt and lamented by those who had so long found their general security in his skill and conduct, and every consolation, under...
Page 56 - Every variety of figure is to be seen here : cocoanut and bread-fruit trees, with convolvolus wreaths hanging round them, boys gathering the fruit, men engaged in battle, in the manual exercise, triumphing over a fallen foe ; or, as I have frequently seen it, they are represented as carrying a human sacrifice to the temple. Every kind of animal — goats, dogs, fowls, and fish — may at times be seen on this part of the body ; muskets, swords, pistols, clubs, spears, and other weapons of war, are...
Page 59 - I made use of my understanding, and by it I ought to stand or fall. I am before your Lordship's judgement, which in the present case I feel is the Tribunal of my Country; and if, under all circumstances, it is decided that I am wrong, I ought for the sake of our Country to be superseded; for at this moment, when I know the French are not in Alexandria, I hold the same opinion as before, viz.: that under all circumstances I was right in steering for Alexandria, and by that opinion I must stand or...
Page 24 - Well, not exactly dangerous, sir," replied Croft, " but I must say that it aint safe, 'specially when there's a swell on like this. But that'll go down soon. D'ye know what a nip is, Doctor Gregory 1" " I think I do, at least I have read of such a thing. But I should be very glad to hear what you have to say about it. No doubt you have felt one." " Felt one !" cried Jim, screwing up his face, and drawing his limbs together, as if he were suffering horrible pain, " no, I've never felt one. The man...
Page 92 - Another line was sent aboard about eight o'clock, and the topsails were lowered, but the line snapped immediately. Well, we held on to that whale the whole of that night, and at four o'clock next morning, just thirty-six hours after he was first struck, two fast lines were taken aboard the ship. The breeze was fresh, and against us, so the top-gallant sails were taken in, the courses hauled up, and the topsails clewed down, yet, I assure you, that whale towed the ship dead against the wind for an...
Page 88 - Tupia sustained himself in this scene with a firmness and resolution truly admirable : he wept, indeed, but the effort that he made to conceal his tears, concurred, with them, to do him honour.