Lights and Shadows of Sailor Life: As Exemplified in Fifteen Years' Experience, Including the More Thrilling Events of the U. S. Exploring Expedition, and Reminiscences of an Eventful Life on the Mountain Wave; (Classic Reprint)

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LULU Press, 2. 5. 2018 - Počet stran: 330
Excerpt from Lights and Shadows of Sailor Life: As Exemplified in Fifteen Years' Experience, Including the More Thrilling Events of the U. S. Exploring Expedition, and Reminiscences of an Eventful Life on the "Mountain Wave;"

The Journal of the Exploring Expedition, publish ed by the government, being a very expensive work, places its very important and interesting matter be yond the means Of the working classes, and the scenes and sketches which I have penned from my journal of that cruise, will be read with interest and profit by such as shall peruse these pages, as they will deline ate the manners and customs Of different portions of the world, of whose inhabitants little has been writ ten. The description of scenery and life on the ocean wave, has been truthfully penned, and the author can, with all confidence, appeal to the experience Of every sailor for its confirmation. In the recital of the events in which he was personally engaged, any thing like exaggeration has been carefully avoided; the facts connected with the death Of the generous Un derwood and Henry, were too deeply engraven on his body as well as his mind to be easily forgotten, and in a way that renders exaggeration wholly unnecessary. Any remark that he may make upon the officers Of the different vessels, he has given only his own personal opinions, free from prejudice, or color Of any kind, save truth.

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