The Adventures Of Captain John Patterson; With Notices Of The Officers, &c. Of The 50th, Or Queen's…

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byJohn Patterson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter xxiii. Some of the officers, of whom I was one, went ashore at Port Royal, to enjoy an hour or two's recreation, and to stretch their legs, a luxury which it may well be imagined was most acceptable to them, after being cooped up within the narrow precincts of a few planks nailed together, and with only the interminable marine view as a relief to the mind. We entered a tavern, in the lower part of the town, where we indulged in a copious draught, known by the name of porter cup, an excellent and refreshing beverage, made of Madeira wine, Port, and other ingredients, and which I commend to the notice of any traveller who may hereafter travel that wayi This tavern was kept by a facetious and eccentric character, well known by the appellation of Johnny Feron, a sort of French adventurer. His house was generally well frequented by strangers, who, during the period that they remain within his care, he, by means of an exorbitant bill, relieves of the troublesome burthen of any loose cash by which they may be overloaded. The house of this wily Frenchman was crammed full from top to bottom of soldiers and sailors, carousing, smoking and revelling. The galleries were occupied by a noisy crew, who with loud and obstreperous mirth made the slender fabric ring. Upstairs and down, the landlord with his train of dusky waiters were running to and fro, so many were the calls for the attendance of these worthies; the tongues of the bells chimed in with that of their master, while a garrulous jargon was kept up, that made us gladly take leave of this Pandemo-; niumfor the more tranquil regions of the ship; we therefore hastened to the beach, where a boat was in readiness to convey us on board. The hotel, (which from the number of its customers was entitled to that designa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter xxiii. Some of the officers, of whom I was one, went ashore at Port Royal, to enjoy an hour or two's recreation, and to stret...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217623700

ISBN - 13:9780217623704

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