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Сторінка 80 - Company as a testimony of esteem for the humane and kind treatment afforded by his father to the crew of their ship, the Antelope, Captain Wilson, which was .wrecked off that island in the night of the gth of August 1783. Stop, reader, stop ! let nature claim a tear — A prince of mine, Lee Boo, lies buried here.
Сторінка 11 - In the morning it blew exceedingly ftrong, fo that the boats could not go off to the wreck : the men therefore employed themfelves in drying their provifions, and forming better tents,.from the materials which they had brought from the (hip the day before.
Сторінка 19 - King again gave his permillion for them to build it, either where they were, or at the ifland where he refided ; but recommended the latter, adding, that the ifland on which they had landed was unhealthy, which was the reafon it was not inhabited ; and that he apprehended they would be ill when another wind began to blow. The Captain informed him, that they had a perfon with them...
Сторінка 6 - ... day-light, in hopes of feeing land; for as yet they had not been able to difcern any. During this dreadful interval, the anxiety and horror of which is much eafier to be imagined than defcribed...
Сторінка 11 - Znglifh were. The natives advanced very cautioufly toward them, and when they came near enough to be heard, the Captain...
Сторінка 11 - ... the day before. About eight o'clock in the morning, the people being employed as above, and in clearing the ground from the wood which was behind the tents, and Capt.
Сторінка 17 - I then offered him the prefents which my brother had fent by me, and he received them in a very gracious manner. His brother now talked a great deal to him, the purport of which, as I conceived, was to acquaint him with our...
Сторінка 5 - Captain Wilfon's firft: orders were, to fecure the gunpowder and fmall arms, and to get on deck the bread, and fuch other provifions as were liable to be fpoiled by the water, and cover them with tarpaulins, &c. to keep them from the rain. As the {hip took a heel in filling, there was fome reafon to fear (he might overfet; to prevent which, they cut away the mizen-maft, the main and fore top-mafts, and lowered the fore and main yards, to eafe her.
Сторінка 218 - ... leagues, without shelter from the inclemency of the weather : when I reflect that, in an open boat, with so much stormy weather, we escaped foundering, that not any of us were taken off by disease, that we had the great good fortune to pass the unfriendly natives of other countries without accident, and at last...
Сторінка 8 - Ihould go to pieces, which was hourly expecled : at the fame time they were under the moft painful apprehenfions for the fafety of the boats, on which all depended; not only on account of the natives, but with regard to the weather alfo, as it continued to blow very hard. But in the afternoon they were relieved from their fears on this head, by the return of the boats, with the...

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