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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World Volume 1; In Four Parts (Paperback) Loot Price: R271 Discovery Miles 2 710
Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World Volume 1; In Four Parts (Paperback): Jonathan Swift
Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World Volume 1; In Four Parts (Paperback): Jonathan Swift

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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World Volume 1; In Four Parts (Paperback)

Jonathan Swift

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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. 1757 Excerpt: ...because she scudded before the Sea. very well, and we knew that: G 6 the the Top-mast being alofr, the Ship was the wholsomer, and made better Way through the Sea, seeing we had SeaRoom. When the Storm was over, we set Fore-sail and Main-sail, and brought the Ship to. Then we set the Mifien, Main top-sail, and the Fore top-sail. Our Course was East North-East, the Wind was at South-West. We got the Star.board Tacks aboard, we cast off our Weather Braces and Lifts., we set in the Lee.braces, and hawled forward by the Weather bowlings, and hawled them right, and belayed them, and hawled over the Missen-tack to Windward, and kept her full and by as near as flie would lie..: i During this Storm, which was followed by a strong Wind West South.West:, we were carried by my Computation, about five hundred Leagues to the East, so that the oldest Sailor aboard cculd not tell in what Part of the World we were. Our Provisions held out well, our Ship was staunch, and our Crew all in good Health; but we lay in the utmost Distress for Water. We thought it best to hold.on the same Course, rather than turn more Northerly, which might have have brought us to the North-Wejl Parts of Great Tartary, and into the frozen Sea. On the 16th Day of June 1703, a Boy on the Top-mast discovered iand. On the 17th, we came in full View of a great Island or Continent (for we knew not whether) on the South Side whereof was a small Neck of Land jutting out into the Sea, and a Creek too shallow to hold a Ship of above one hundred Tons. We cast Anchor within a League of this Creek, and our Captain sent a Dozen of his Men well armed in the Long-Boat, with Vessels for Water, if any could be found. I desired his Leave to go with them, that I might fee the Country, and make what Discoveries I coul..

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Jonathan Swift
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-44183-1
Barcode: 9781231441831
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LSN: 1-231-44183-6

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