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Admiral anchor anchorage appears arrived bank bearing Bermuda boats called Cape Capt Captain carried cause channel chart clear close coast command considerable continued course crew danger direction distance east effect eight extreme fathoms feet fire five formed four gale give given guns half harbour head heavy hills important island land late latitude latter less Lieut light longitude Majesty's March marines master means miles nature navigation nearly night north-west observed officers passage passed Port position present rain received reef remained remarks respect river rocks round Royal sailed sand seen ship shoal shore side soundings steamers strong taken tide town vessels weather whole wind
Page 755 - The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland unto Henr}' Baron Brougham and Vaux, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten...
Page 23 - Now, these observations were made in the very locality from which some of the first waters which I examined were taken, and nothing more is wanting to identify the cause of the rapid decay of' the ship's copper with that of the mortality of the climate. It has been experimentally found, that so small a mixture as a fifteen hundredth...
Page 360 - During these experiments we experienced a heavy shower of rain; but we were so interested by the awful sight before us that we did not care for getting wet. On the opposite side, near a large stone, was the skeleton of a human being, who must have perished on his back, with his right hand under his head.
Page 273 - The crew were at three watches, except upon some extraordinary occasions. By this means they were not so much exposed to the weather, as if they had been at watch and watch ; and had generally dry clothes to shift themselves, when they happened to get wet.
Page 274 - It was my first care to procure what could be met with of either by every means in my power, and to oblige our people to make use thereof, both by my example and authority; but the benefits arising from such refreshments soon became so obvious, that I had little occasion to employ either the one or the other.
Page 273 - ... with pease and vegetables for dinner. It enabled us to make several nourishing and wholesome messes, and was the means of making the people eat a greater quantity of vegetables than they would otherwise have done.
Page 359 - ... and the whole covered with the skeletons of human beings, tigers, pigs, deer, peacocks, and all sorts of birds. We could not perceive any vapour or any opening in the ground, which last appeared to us to be of a hard sandy substance.
Page 740 - feelings,' as I would have been responsible that Canton should be equally spared, with the exception of its defences, and that not a soldier should have entered the town further than the fortified heights within its walls.
Page 692 - ... barometer always foretells their approach, and generally begins to fall three or four days before the commencement of the gale — besides which, there are other never-failing indications of a northerly wind, such as, the change of the current, which, (owing to the prevailing southerly winds,) usually sets to the northward, but runs strong to the southward during northerly winds — frequently preceding them, and giving more timely notice than the barometer. A rising of the water is likewise...