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

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Page 25 - I am sure no people ever endured more. In the morning the weather grew moderate, the wind having shifted to the southward, as we discovered by the sun.
Page 25 - ... to get in, and many jumping into the water. Mr. Baylis, a young gentleman fifteen years of age, leaped from the chains, after the boat had got off, and was taken in.
Page 25 - I found a bag of bread, a fmall ham, a fingle piece of pork, two quart bottles of water, and a few of French cordials. The wind continued to the fouthward for eight or nine days, and providentially never blew fo...
Page 26 - ... till at length one of them broke out into a most immoderate swearing fit of joy, which I could not restrain, and declared he had never seen land in his life if what he now saw was not land.
Page 38 - ... of the East! Next day, as they were advancing, a party of natives came down upon them, and plundered them, among other things, of their tinder-box, flint and steel, which proved an irreparable loss. Every man was now obliged to travel, by turns, with a fire-brand in his hand; and before the natives retired, they showed more insolence than...
Page 25 - Matthews, quartermaster, the stoutest man in the boat, perished from hunger and cold: on the day before he had complained of want of strength in his throat, as he expressed it, to swallow his morsel, and in the night drank saltwater, grew delirious, and died without a groan.
Page 55 - Grosvenor, with a humanity which does them infinite honor, despatched a large party in quest of the unhappy wanderers. This detachment consisted of one hundred Europeans, and three hundred Hottentots, attended by a great number of waggons, each drawn by eight bullocks. The command was given to Captain Muller...
Page 25 - ... which by accident had been put there. Thefe were fpread when it rained, and when thoroughly wet, w.rung into the kidd with which we bailed the boat. With this...
Page 25 - ... running! It was now five o'clock in the evening, and in half an hour we lost sight of the ship.
Page 72 - Garland, they were muftered, and found to amount to feventy-four, out of rather more than two hundred and forty, which was about the number of the crew and paflengers in the fhip when Ihe failed through the Downs.

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