The Subaltern's Log-book: Including Anecdotes of Well Known Military Characters ...

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J. & J. Harper. Sold by Collins and Hannay, Collins and Company, G. and C. Carvill, 1829
 

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Seite 44 - BREATHES there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand...
Seite 35 - Ceylon, who during the voyage paid her the most marked attention ; in such an intercourse, unless feelings of propriety, and a sense of moral and social obligation are constantly uppermost, the result may be easily foreseen. The slightest circumstances are noticed on board ship, and many try to employ themselves so little, as to have much time to spare in noticing the faults and peculiarities of their fellow passengers. The flirtation of the two individuals whom I have just mentioned, became the...
Seite 35 - ... to India, a fine, lively, blooming girl, and she had been scarcely a month on shore, when she was proposed for, and married. Age and appearance are, in the eyes of some ladies who go to India, of little consequence, provided the suitor has a good fortune, and possesses a high civil situation.
Seite 36 - The cabin was entered, and the beautiful form of the ladj, in the last agonies, was extended on the floor. She pointed to a small bottle, and closed her eyes for ever. The next day she was brought up on a grating, with the Union dag over her body, to be committed to the deep.
Seite 36 - The gentleman possessed an appearance, by some considered effeminate : he had those frank, winning manners, that find their way to the unoccupied heart of a thoughtless woman. He was esteemed a well meaning young man, who would not do any action that was admitted to be dishonourable...
Seite 35 - ... observation and opinion of the world — that may for a time prevent her falling ; the epitome of that world on board ship devours most voraciously every slander injurious to woman's fame, and watches with the eyes of an Argus, for (he slightest cause to impugn her innocence and purity.
Seite 112 - A celebrated writer has said that the biography of any nmn, if faithfully composed, could not ('nil t» prove interesting and instructive. It is in the persuasion that the portion of mine now presented to the public contained very ample materials, that I venture to hope the uninitiated may derive advantage from the large experience a...
Seite 36 - On coming on the quarter-deck one night, after reading below, I observed many of the passengers and ship officers in a low whispering discussion ; I walked up to them and inquired what had taken place to occasion this meeting.
Seite 35 - Oman she is going headlong to destruction, and that what is now her delight and boast, unless tempered with judgment and good sense, will shortly make her an object of pity to the feeling and a by- word to the malicious.

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