The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous: Who was a Soldier, a Sailor, a Merchant, a Spy, a Slave Among the Moors ... and Died at Last in His Own House in Hanover Square : a Narrative in Old-fashioned English, כרך 3

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Tinsley Brothers, 1863 - 307 עמודים
 

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עמוד 67 - Captain Dover, with the boat's crew, went in her to go ashore, though we could not be less than four leagues off". As soon as the pinnace was gone, I went on board the Duchess, who admired our boat attempting going ashore at that distance from land.
עמוד 130 - In another part of this building, never shown to strangers, were confined about ten young ladies, of very respectable, and some of very high 'families, sent there by their parents or friends for undutiful deportment, or some other domestic offence. They are compelled to wear a particular dress as a mark of degradation, obliged to work a stated number of hours a day, and are occasionally whipped...
עמוד 68 - Spaniards in these parts ; because he apprehended they would murder him, or make a slave of him in the mines, for he feared they would spare no stranger that might be capable of discovering the South Seas.
עמוד 69 - He had with him his clothes and bedding, with a firelock, some powder, bullets, and tobacco, a hatchet, a knife, a kettle, a Bible, some practical pieces, and his mathematical instruments and books. He diverted and provided for himself as well as he could, but for the first eight months had much ado to bear up against melancholy, and the terror of being left alone in such a desolate place.
עמוד 123 - Cell to tell him that he is to he presently Executed ; or even our Old Bailey fashion (though the Black Cap is frightful), where the Culprit is more or less sent to Hang like a Dog-, — one down, another come up ; and Jack Ketch Drunk all the while with burnt Brandy. 'Twas a thorough knowledge of Human Nature, too, that thought of placing this Dutch Hall of Justice on the ground-floor, and its Brazen Door opening into a common Thoroughfare through the Stadt House. I never passed by this door without...
עמוד 59 - They were very glorious, and in their Cups proposed the Pope's Health to us ; but we were quits with 'em by toasting that of the Archbishop of Canterbury...
עמוד 42 - Cork, they then expected to sail immediately. Among others there was a Dane, coupled by a Romish priest to an Irish Woman, without understanding a word of each other's Language, so that they were forc'd to use an Interpreter...
עמוד 250 - Each family hath a particular portion of it walled in like a garden, where the bones of their ancestors have remained undisturbed for many generations: for in these...
עמוד 122 - Brutus putting his children to Death. On the fore part of the Judgment-seat a fine Marble Statue of Silence, gallantly, but quite falsely, represented by the figure of a Woman on the ground, her finger to her lips, and two Children by her, Weeping over a Death's Head. When the dire Doom of Death is about to be pronounced, the Criminal is brought into this Hall, guarded ; and nothing is omitted in point of solemnity to impress on his mind (poor wretch !) and on those about him the awful consequences...
עמוד 68 - Immediately our pinnace returned from the shore, and brought abundance of cray-fish, with a man clothed in goats skins, who looked wilder than the first owners of them. He had been on the island four years and four . months, being left there by Captain...

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