The Works Of Henry Fielding (volume 10); The History Of The Life Of The Late Mr. Jonathan Wild, The Great by Henry FieldingThe Works Of Henry Fielding (volume 10); The History Of The Life Of The Late Mr. Jonathan Wild, The Great by Henry Fielding

The Works Of Henry Fielding (volume 10); The History Of The Life Of The Late Mr. Jonathan Wild, The…

byHenry Fielding

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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. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER EIGHT IN WHICH MRS. HEARTFREE CONTINUES THE RELATION OF HER ADVENTURES. THE first evening after we were aboard this vessel, which was a brigantine, we being then at no very great distance from the Madeiras, the most violent storm arose from the northwest, in which we presently lost both our masts; and indeed death now presented itself as inevitable to us: I need not tell my Tommy what were then my thoughts. Our danger was so great that the captain of the ship, a professed atheist, betook himself to prayers, and the whole crew, abandoning themselves for lost, fell with the utmost eagerness to the emptying a cask of brandy, not one drop of which they swore should be polluted with salt water. I observed here my old friend displayed less courage than I expected from him. He seemed entirely swallowed up in despair. But Heaven be praised! we were all at last preserved. The storm, after above eleven hours' continuance, began to abate, and by degrees entirely ceased, but left us still rolling at the mercy of the waves, which carried us at their own pleasure to the south-east a vast number of leagues. Our crew were all dead drunk with the brandy which they had taken such THE RELATION CONTINUED care to preserve from the sea; but, indeed, had they been awake, their labour would have been of very little service, as we had lost all our rigging, our brigantine being reduced to a naked hulk only. In this condition we floated above thirty hours, till in the midst of a very dark night we spied a light, which seeming to approach us, grew so large that our sailors concluded it to be the lantern of a man of war; but when we were cheering ourselves with the hopes of our deliverance from this wretched situation, on a sudden, to our great concern, the light entirely disappeare...
Title:The Works Of Henry Fielding (volume 10); The History Of The Life Of The Late Mr. Jonathan Wild, The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217286771

ISBN - 13:9780217286770

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