The Journal of Llewellin Penrose, a Seaman, Volumen4


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Página 14 - O LORD, how manifold are Thy works : in wisdom hast Thou made them all ; the earth is full of Thy riches. So is the great and wide sea also : wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
Página 193 - The following Letter gives some account how and by what means this Journal was conveyed to Europe. The address is unfortunately wanting. MR. PAUL TAYLOR'S ACCOUNT OF THE JOURNAL. BEING mate of a large brig, commanded by one Captain Smith, and lying at the Havannah, anno 1776, it happened that at the same time a Spanish sloop, late from the Main, lay near to us. Having some knowledge of the Spanish tongue, I became acquainted with the mate. He asked me one day to come on board and spend an hour or...
Página 187 - I shall never see another sun rise upon this world. Respect my memory. Lay me in the grave by your mother Luta. Preserve my Journal, and with care put it into the hands of the first European, or white man, that shall arrive on this coast ; pay him handsomely, and beg him to deliver it safe to some of my countrymen. Tell my good Indian friends, that in my last moments I spoke of them with gratitude and tenderness. I trust they will continue their benevolent intentions towards you after I am gone....
Página 65 - Igrewquiteimpatient,andhailedHarry, desiring him to inform me what news, and what was become of Rory ? By this time all our family were collected, and as I found Harry did not seem willing to answer my question, I spoke to him again, called him brother Harry, and begged him...
Página 95 - They said the king at that time was a woman, and a •great warrior, as he heard. ' " This could -be no other than Queen Anne. His whole appearance and general decrepitude shewed him to 'be of a great age. I asked him how it was that he had so great a hatred to white men, as my friend had informed...
Página 159 - I had him there alone I began by telling him what I had heard from Harry, that he wished to go to Jamaica to obtain a white-red girl for a wife; but that he was mistaken in that point; it would be no such easy thing for him to succeed if he was there.
Página 57 - He found him in the hut lying on his left side,-and supposing him to be asleep, endeavoured to awaken him, but he was quite dead. When he brought us this melancholy news, we were much affected. He had endeared himself to us by many kind offices, and a most affectionate regard and fidelity. My family gave signs of the most tender, though unavailing sorrow. I gave orders that the corpse should be watched during the night, and on the morrow prepared for the funeral.
Página 114 - ... sort than those I have met with. If you use me with kindness, I may yet live a little while to thank you. If I prove troublesome, and you grow tired of my company, your honour is engaged to take me back again to my rocks, where I may lay myself down and die content and quiet.
Página 116 - ... labour be ours, who are better able to bear them." I had lived here almost twenty-two years, when I received a coup de soleil, or stroke of the sun, as Bell called it. I suffered very much indeed under it, and would not wish my greatest enemy to be visited with such a torment. The nature of this disorder is, that the pain comes on as the sun rises, and towards mid-day the patient becomes quite delirious. The throbbing of the head is so great, that the stomach becomes quite sick, till, by an effort,...
Página 78 - ... to take up their lodging for the night, which they did, without any interruption, having made a large fire round them. On the morrow, they mounted one of the large rocks, and taking a fresh survey, they could see the mangroves and low country clear out to sea, which they supposed to be about five miles distance.

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