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Page 300 - his name was Alexander Selkirk, a Scotchman, who had been master of the " Cinque Ports," a ship that came here last with Captain Dampier, who told me that this was the best man in her ; so I immediately agreed with him to be a mate on board our ship.
Page 299 - Cast on the wildest of the Cyclad Isles, Where never human foot had mark'd the shore, These ruffians left me — Yet believe me, Areas, Such is the rooted love we bear mankind, All ruffians as they were, I never heard A sound so dismal as their parting oars.
Page 546 - The least sanguine people here expect, the latter end of this month or the beginning of the next, to have the account of the taking of Cape Breton, and of all the forts with hard names in North America. Captain...
Page 147 - ... evidence, the assertion of the official Gazette of the same year notified his being among the quick. In Number 3906 is the following statement : — " St. James's, April 18th, Captain William Dampier being prepared to depart on another voyage to the West Indies, had the honour to kiss her Majesty's hand on Friday last, being introduced by his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral.
Page 270 - The pulsations of the air, once set in motion by the human voice, cease not to exist with the sounds to which they gave rise.
Page 324 - In poundage and drawbacks I lose half my rent, Whatever they give me, I must be content, Or join with the court in every debate; And rather than that, I would lose my estate." Thus ended the Knight; thus began his meek wife: " It must, and it shall be a barrack, my life. I'm grown a mere mopus; no company comes But a rabble of tenants, and rusty dull rums.
Page 324 - But if you will give us a barrack, my dear, The captain, I'm sure, will always come here; I then shall not value his deanship a straw, For the captain, I warrant, will keep him in awe; Or, should he pretend to be brisk and alert, Will tell him that chaplains should not be so pert; That men of his coat should be minding their prayers, And not among ladies to give themselves airs.
Page 299 - Was there ever yet any thing written by mere man that was wished longer by its readers, excepting Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, and the Pilgrim's Progress?