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Life and Character of the Chevalier John Paul Jones: A Captain in the Navy ...
John Henry Sherburne
No preview available - 2016
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Page 193 - I have drawn my sword in the present generous struggle for the rights of men, yet I am not in arms as an American, nor am I in pursuit of riches. My fortune is liberal enough, having no wife nor family, and having lived long enough to know that riches cannot ensure happiness.
Page 38 - that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Page 265 - L'Orient on purpose ; which would not pay their expenses. " As the post is just going, I must defer answering . the letter you did me the honor to write me on the 3d, till another opportunity. " I am, with great esteem, &c. " NB I beg you therefore to write again to the Marechal de Castries.
Page 122 - Richard, the rudder was cut entirely off the stern frame, and the transums were almost entirely cut away; the timbers, by the lower deck especially, from the main-mast to the stern, being greatly decayed with age, were mangled beyond my power of description...
Page 119 - On the morning of that day, the 23d, the brig from Holland not being in sight, we chased a brigantine that appeared laying to, to windward. About noon, we saw and chased a large ship that appeared coming round Flamborough Head, from the northward, and at the same time I manned and armed one of the...
Page 119 - I manned and armed one of the pilot boats to send in pursuit of the brigantine, which now appeared to be the vessel that I had forced ashore. Soon after this, a fleet of forty-one sail appeared off Flamborough Head, bearing NNE This induced me to abandon the single ship which had then anchored in Burlington Bay ; I also called back the pilot boat, and hoisted a signal for a general chase.
Page 2 - Wilson, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author and proprietor, in the words following...
Page 345 - But since, alas ! the rage of war prevails, And cruel Britons desolate our land, For freedom still I spread my willing sails, My unsheath'd sword my injured country shall command Go on, bright maid ! the muses all attend Genius like thine, and wish to be its friend. Trust me, although conveyed through this poor shift, My New-Year's thoughts are grateful for thy giftfr LINES ADDRESSED TO A LADY.