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“He, the while, with steady impetus pushed forward his armament, like a ship-of-war prow forward.”
“They have learnt their business, some in piloting a small craft, others a merchant vessel, whilst others have been drafted off from these for service on a ship-of-war.”
“And to conclude this catalogue of blunders: in the famous piece of the “Naufrage de la Meduse,” the first act is laid on board an English ship-of-war, all the officers of which appeared in light blue or green coats (the lamp-light prevented our distinguishing the color accurately), and TOP-BOOTS!”
“That was when I knew she was not a ship-of-war, not British.”
“Any news from the Levant?" was the next query from the ship-of-war.”
“An English ship-of-war, which touched at the island, offered him a safe means of escape.”
“And climb the steel-beaked ship-of-war, so mighty and so frail!”
“Meanwhile, he sent forth privateers to scour the coast and search for vessels conveying powder to the garrison; and soon no British transport or supply-vessel was secure, unless under convoy of a ship-of-war.”
“The ship-of-war above mentioned is about three feet from stem to stern, or possibly a few inches more.”
“His rapture was interrupted by O'Connell, gently laying his hand on his shoulder, and pointing to the ship-of-war at anchor, as he exclaimed -- "_A speck of the British power_!”
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