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The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening in the land and we ran into it, and anchored in 7 and a…
In the road ships must ride in 30, 40, or 50 fathom water, not above half a mile from the shore at farthest: and if…
The island Mayo is generally barren, being dry, as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.
I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business, or to recreate myself in the fields, which were very pleasant, and the more for a…
While we were at work there came nine or 10 of the natives to a small hill a little way from us, and stood there…
The world is apt to judge of everything by the success; and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.
Among the New Hollanders whom we were thus engaged with, there was one who by his appearance and carriage, as well in the morning as…
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