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A Sailor Of King George

Auhtor: Frederick Hoffman

Language: english

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Review by Joanna Daneman, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Sailor Of King George':

... eighteen to twenty years of age. Their toast in a full bumper of grog of an evening was usually, A bloody war and a sickly season. Some few were gentlemanly, ...
... him to the admiral it was but good policy for the mids to be on the alert. As all the lieutenants were constantly changing, those promoted making room ...
... to cut out a Spanish zebec, is taken prisoner-His pleasant experiences while in captivity-At last released. Soon ...
... and, added he, I will send every English prisoner with you, if you will say that an equal number of Spaniards shall be returned on your arrival ...
... length, Greenwich pensioners, riggers, and dockyard mateys took their departure, to our great satisfaction, as it was impossible to bring the ship's ...
... it was determined nem. con. that a pease-barrel should be manufactured into a big drum, that two ramrods should be metamorphosed into triangles, that ...
... Nelson. The salutation was heartfelt and most gratifying. The dispositions of the fleet were soon made, and as they were as simple as possible, there ...
... again ordered to Plymouth to refit, but not before the considerate old Earl had taken from us thirty of our best seamen, which so much pleased ...
... off Ushant-Capture two small French ships and one Dutch one: Author sent to Plymouth in charge of the latter-Placed in quarantine. ...
... who saluted us with his four guns (all he had), and in so doing knocked down some of the parapet of his fort, which dismounted half of them. My bearers ...
... it was, replied the Colonel, and so he thinks himself. On reaching the ship in the evening I found a beautiful mahogany canoe alongside, and ...
... gratify the honest people at Dover, particularly the female part, who might be twisting their papillotes and talking scandal for want of other ...
... vinegar. I followed her, however, into a room about twelve feet by seven, where there were two crib bedplaces like those on board the packets. They ...
... receive their dethroned Emperor as they did when he entered Paris again? Put not your trust in men, particularly Frenchmen in 1814, O ye house of ...
... a pair of shoes, which I had forgotten to procure at Falmouth. I inquired of a boy who passed me where I could find a shop to supply my wants he informed ...
... be sufficiently sensible of the advantages they may derive from it, and by their regular attendance and strict attention when in school, both show ...
... ship and had a party of men to assist at the pumps. At daylight we got out the guns and the heavy stores, and the ship into dock. On examining ...
... her, one half of her motley crew ran below. The captain and the remainder made a show of resistance, when we ordered the marines to present. As soon ...
... mids and his clerk. The first were complete scamps, picked up from the scrapings of London the last was a fine young man. Our martinet mastheading ...
... he had a kind of side-wind regard for the innkeeper's sister at Port Royal. Why, said the first, I met my wife at a hop in the country among a parcel ...