A guide to St. Helena, descriptive and historical, with a visit to Longwood and Napoleons tomb Joseph Lockwood

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A guide to St. Helena, descriptive and historical, with a visit to Longwood and Napoleons tomb by Joseph Lockwood
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1851 Original Publisher: G. Gibb Subjects: Saint Helena Fiction / Classics History / General Literary Collections / General Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / American /MoreGeneral Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1851 Original Publisher: G. Gibb Subjects: Saint Helena Fiction / Classics History / General Literary Collections / General Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / American / General Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original.

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Excerpt: ANTE CHAPTER. WHICH MAKES A BEGINNING, AND THEff FLTES OFF AT A TANGENT, TOR MOKE REASONS THAN OWE, -- BUT NONE OF WHICH ABE EXPLAINED. Saint Helf. n-a is a lonely Island, placed for some good reasons unknown to mortals here below, in the South Atlantic Ocean, at such a remote distance from the shores of Africa and America, that it seems disowned by both.

This is very unfortunate, when it is considered that it never did them any harm, either in the way of rivalry or competition- and very inconsiderate, as it is not altogether in a bad position for making a halfway house from one continent to the other.

It is said by learned Geographers and Climatologists, to bo placed in the heart of the South East trade wind, which blows pretty uniformly in one direction. Thus ships in calling there are not in the same unpleasant predicament that the poor old woman was, while she went trudging to Church on a windy day, when it blew in her face all the -way there, and made the stumps of her teeth chatter to such an alarming extent, that she prayed it would be changed on her return home- -- and changed it was, so that she had it in her face all the way back again, to her inexpressible trouble and astonishment, deafened as she was by the devils tat-too being played against her will on the stumps of her crumbling masticators.

It will be a consolation for mariners...



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