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Title: A sailor’s life under four sovereigns
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Keppel, Henry, Sir, 1809-1904
Subjects: Great Britain. Royal Navy
Publisher: London : Macmillan and co., limited New York, The Macmillan company
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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easure_ \i was m search of an imaginary shoal,supposed to have been discovered by Melville, 74,flagship, in 170 16 north latitude, and 850 57 eastlongitude. We kept deep-sea leads going in thechains, as well as in pinnace and launch, on eitherside with one hundred fathoms of line. Gave it upat end of ten days. It reminded me of Jacksrhyme : Six days you shall work as hard as you are able, On the seventh, holy stone decks and black the chain cable. Jan. 26. Returned to Madras, where we remained until end of the month.Jan. 31. We sailed for Calcutta. Feb. 10. Came to off the Sandheads. Interesting to see
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5 .5° 5 SSi 152 A Sailors Life chap.x 1833. the pains taken by the gentleman-like pilots. Quarter-masters were no longer trusted ; our lead-lines markedby themselves to feet instead of fathoms, with theirown leadsmen in the chains. George Malthers, Royal Marine, died.Feb. 11. The Marine officer, Lieutenant Ford, no relation to the Captain of the Lady Flora, and myself weresent to Diamond Harbour to bury the deceased. Poor Ford was not young. His commission onentering the service as Lieutenant, the rank he nowheld, was dated the year in which I was born ; hewas, moreover, lame from gout. We landed at what was called the rest-house.There were rest-houses all over the Companysdominions, and I believe are still. The burial-groundwas over a mile away. The country for some distance was divided intopadi- fields by embankments some twelve feet high,thence, into squares about twenty feet broad, extendingfor miles. The young padi was just beginning torise from its bed of mud. On our return, wa
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