Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries: From the Time of Columbus to the Present Period ...

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עמוד 190 - 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 189 - ... without discovering him. He told us that he was born at Largo in the county of Fife in Scotland, and was bred a sailor from his youth. The reason of his being left here was a difference betwixt him and his Captain...
עמוד 207 - And the Captain replied, He would find they were Men ; for they had fought him bravely in their open Boats, though he had killed one of the Commander's Brothers, and wounded and killed others ; and, therefore...
עמוד 30 - June, at night, when a terrible fire broke out in the great cabin of The Dobbs, and quickly made...
עמוד 190 - ... youth. The reafon of his being left here was a difference between him and his Captain, which, together with the fhip's being leaky, made him willing rather to ftay here, than to go along with him, at firft, and when he was at laft willing to go his Captain would not receive him.
עמוד 143 - Submitting our selves therefore to God's good Providence, and taking all the Care we could to preserve our Lives, Mr. Hall and I took turns to steer, and the rest took turns to heave out the Water, and thus we provided to spend the most doleful Night I ever was in. About 10 a Clock it began to Thunder, Lighten, and Rain; but the Rain was very welcome to us, having drank up all the Water we brought from the Island.
עמוד 168 - One of them, in my judgment, had received 40 bullets in his body before he died ; and the laft of the three that was killed, fwam a good Englifh. mile, not only with his hands tied behind him, but with his arms pinioned, before he expired.
עמוד 142 - Ikirmifh or engagement was nothing, when the blood was warm and invigorated the heart by the glow of expectation ; but here I had a lingering view of impending fate, with little or no hopes of avoiding it. My courage, which had hitherto kept me up, now failed me : and I made very...
עמוד 18 - Wh"-n aftf rwards the cook foaked the meat in a copper kettle, clofe to the fire, to prevent it from freezing, the fide near the fire was found to be warm, while the oppofite fide was frozen an inch thick.
עמוד 17 - ... made its appearance. They bled at the mouth, their gums were fwoln, and fometimes black and putrid, and all their teeth were loofe. Their mouths were fo fore, that they could no longer eat their ufual food. Some complained of...

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