Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries; With Recollections of the Author's Life and of His Visit to Italy Volume 3

Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries; With Recollections of the Author's Life and of His Visit to Italy Volume 3

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...it. I-. had been three times in the Channel before, once in hard weather; but I was then a bachelor, and had only myself to think-of. Let the reader picture to his-imagination the little backparlour-of oneof the shops in Fleet-street, or the Strand, attached or let into a great moving vehicle, and tumbling about the waves from-side to side, now sending all the things that are loose, this way, and now that. This will give him--an idea 'of a cabin at sea, such as we occupied. It had a table fastened down in the middle; places let into the walls on each side, one over the other, to hold beds; a short, wide, sloping window, carried off over a bulk-, and looking out to sea; a bench, or locker, running under the bulk from one side of the cabin to the other; and a little fire-place opposite, in which it was impossible to keep a fire on account of the wind. The weather, at the same time, was bitterly cold, as well as wet. On one side the fire-place was the door, and on the other a door leading into a petty closet dignified with the title of the state-room. In this room we put our servant, the captain sleeping in another closet ontside.The births were occupied by the children, and my wife and ' myselflay, as long as we could manage to do so, on the floor. Such was the trim, with boisterous wet weather, cold days, and long evenings, on which we set out on our sea-adventure. At six o'clock in the evening of the 19th, we came to in the Downs, 'in a line with Sandown Castle. 'The wind during the night increasing to a gale, the vessel pitched and laboured considerably; and the whole of the next day it blew a strong gale, with hard squalls from the westward. The day after, the weather continuing bad, the captain thought proper torun for...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549465
  • 9781236549464