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" The ship was every thing we could wish ; and having closed my charge here much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my life. We were, perhaps, too happy ; for in the evening came a sad reverse. Sophia had just gone to bed, and I had... "
The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History, Literature ... - Page 235
1825
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The Life of Sir Stamford Raffles

Demetrius Charles Boulger - British - 1897 - 403 pages
...having closed my charge here much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my life. We were, perhaps, too happy ; for in the evening came a sad reverse." What followed cannot be better told than in Sir Stamford's own narrative : — " Sophia had just gone...
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The Writer: A Concise, Complete, and Practical Textbook of Rhetoric ...

George Lansing Raymond, Post Wheeler - English language - 1911 - 203 pages
...That was a farmhouse. We saw nothing but a white object — a green spot." Here is another example: " Sophia had just gone to bed, and I had thrown off half mj; clothes, when a cry of fire! fire! roused us from our calm content; and in five minutes the whole...
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The Eclectic Review

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1830
...the evening of the same day, the following scene took place. Sir Stamford is himself the narrator. ' Sophia had just gone to bed, and I had thrown off...content, and in five minutes the whole ship was in flames ! I ran to examine whence the flames principally issued, and found that the fire had its origin immediately...
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The Dublin Penny Journal

Philip Dixon Hardy - 1835
...having closed my charge here much to my satisfaction, it was one of the happiest days of my life. We were, perhaps, too happy, for in the evening came...reverse. Sophia had just gone to bed, and I had thrown oft' half my clothes, when aery of fire, fire ! roused us from our calm content, and in five minutes...
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