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The regular hours necessary to be observed by those who follow country business, are perhaps of more consequence than any of the other articles, however…
The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron, being frequently invested with a great charge, on which the fate of a kingdom may depend,…
Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations…
The fishes are also employed for the same purpose on any yard, which happens to be sprung or fractured. Thus their form, application, and utility…
The anchors now made are contrived so as to sink into the ground as soon as they reach it, and to hold a great strain…
In the time of battle the hammocs, together with their bedding, are all firmly corded, and fixed in the nettings on the quarter-deck, or whereever…
Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed, it is usually divided into three squadrons; and these, if numerous, are again separated…
Mental agitations and eating cares are more injurious to health, and destructive of life, than is commonly imagined, and could their effects be collected, would…
The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.
Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of…
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo…
The great weight of the ship may indeed prevent her from acquiring her greatest velocity; but when she has attained it, she will advance by…
Hence a ship is said to be tight, when her planks are so compact and solid as to prevent the entrance of the water in…
Hence a ship is said to head the sea, when her course is opposed to the setting or direction of the surges.
The admirals of his majesty’s fleet are classed into three squadrons, viz. the red, the white, and the blue.
The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name, at least in the British navy.
A long sea implies an uniform and steady motion of long and extensive waves; on the contrary, a short sea is when they run irregularly,…
The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a…
The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind.
The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals, and with greater facility form itself into the line of battle a circumstance…
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