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the entire identify of this paintings is; lifestyles Aboard a British Privateer for the time of Queen Anne: Being The magazine Of Captain Woodes Rogers, grasp Mariner. via Captain Woodes Rogers, With Notes And Illustrations by means of Robert C. Leslie. released in London on 1894. (190 pages). The writer has copy-edited this ebook to enhance the formatting, variety and accuracy of the textual content to make it readable. This didn't contain altering the substance of the text.The Illustrations during this ebook also are to be had for viewing and obtain at www.digitaltextpublishing.comPreface:.....In delivering to English sailors a brand new version of the narrative element of Captain Woodes Rogers' voyage around the global, i've got purely to assert that it really is to males of his stamp, answerable for small convenient seaworthy ships just like the "Duke" that England now owes her nice "sea power," instead of to the construction of enormous unhandy pricey machines like our current top quality battleships; or perhaps of mosquito-fleets of torpedo boats not able to maintain the ocean in a normal gale of wind. the development of all such craft is absolutely just a query of cash, and should continue a lot quicker than we will be able to ever wish to reproduce and teach seamen or officials of the Rogers sort capable of take cost of them......Steam has in fact altered the stipulations of existence at sea due to the fact his time, however the sea has now not replaced, and the time required to slot a guy for provider afloat shouldn't be much less this day than it used to be in the course of Queen Anne. ROBERT C. LESLIE. October, 1893Contents:Introduction and commitment — bankruptcy I. From King highway, Bristol, to Cork, in eire — bankruptcy II. among the Canary Islands — bankruptcy III. From Grande in the direction of Juan Fernandez — bankruptcy IV. From Lobos towards Guiaquil in Peru — bankruptcy V. one of the Galapagos Islands and at Gorgona street in Peru — bankruptcy VI. crusing towards The Islands of Guam and Bouton, Thence to Batavia, and around the Cape of excellent wish, domestic — Appendix Containing a Receipt for a Sea-Fight, a few instructions for locating the Longitude, and a quick comparability among Sea Storms historical and Modern.Introduction:.....MOST humans understand their "Robinson Crusoe," and feature heard of the writer Defoe. yet what number people have heard even the identify of Woodes Rogers, grasp Mariner? or have learn his old fashioned magazine of a cruising voyage around the international within the ships "Duke" and "Dutchess" of Bristol, "printed in 1712 for A. Bell and B. Lintot on the Crosse Keys and Bible among the 2 Temple Gates, Fleet Street?" but it was once this Woodes Rogers who not just came upon the unique Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, yet after creating a "note of him while came upon " upon the island of Juan Fernandez right now proceeded to make very useful use of him through giving him command of the "Increase," one of the small prizes taken within the South Seas from the Spaniards via the "Duke" and "Dutchess.".....That Rogers used to be greater than a grasp mariner, of a lot source and pluck, is proven in his magazine, and the glorious manner during which he dealt with the very combined workforce of guys which shaped the small floating commonwealth below him. It was once greater than thirty years later that Lord Anson sailed an analogous voyage around the international with the good thing about the event of Rogers and others, whereas Anson's squadron was once geared up, manned, and armed through govt: but, contemplating the dying and fabric which marked that cruise, it sort of feels to me that, judged via effects, Rogers' voyage was once a much more marvelous functionality, and that it attracted a few cognizance on the time is proven through a discover of it in Captain Berkley's "Naval background" (published, 1756), the place, less than the heading of "Conduct of the Bristol Privateers," he says, "We have learn in very pompous language the names of these who, with nice ships and nice arrangements, encompassed the Globe. yet at present got here in privateers, of Bristol, who without greater than the typical power of such vessels, undertook the voyage......