A Diary Of A Journey To The East, In The Autumn Of 1854 (volume 1)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byWilliam Beamont

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1856 Excerpt: ... It was bright moonlight when we arrived opposite The Needles, the three rocks which here start from the sea, to sentinel the most southern part of England. Their sharp summits, bright chalky sides, and well-defined outlines seen over the surface of the tranquil sea on this brilliant night, were a sight to be long remembered by those who were quitting England on a distant voyage. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. Gradually, as we lost the land, and had nothing to do but settle ourselves in our new home, the passengers. became better acquainted, and I learnt some of their history, and more of their destination and objects. While this man was going to Port Philip, and that to Adelaide, in hopes to make a fortune, others were going to Egypt to make the tour of the Nile, and others were on the way to Bombay, Bengal, Madras, or China; one lady was going, to Manilla, and the two Jews and myself were on our way to the Holy City. The passengers to the Indian Presidencies were mostly young cadets, from Addiscombe, going to carry arms in the Company's service. One old veteran, the Admiralty agent, dressed in a cocked hat and the uniform of the Royal Navy, stood as erect under his load of seventy years, as these youngsters who had not seen their first campaign. He could see through no telescope but his own--thought scorn of any one who could sleep at sea except in a hammock, and he would have voted our iron boat nothing more than a great kettle, and have held up both hands for wooden walls with sails, and without steam. The Nubia is a large ship, and this is her first voyage. She is rated at 2,200 tons, is 315 feet long, and is moved by engines of 450-horse power, with a screw propeller. Her decks, would have appeared this morning like Noah's Ark, except that the various ariimals ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1856 Excerpt: ... It was bright moonlight when we arrived opposite The Needles, the three rocks which here start from the sea, to sentinel the mos...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021715123X

ISBN - 13:9780217151238

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