is altered by the Pen to show
its real State when it went off. When the Tickets were engraved, the
Car was to have been hung to the Neck of the Globe, as represented by a
little Drawing I have made in the Corner A. I suppose it may have been
an Apprehension of Danger in straining too much the Balloon or tearing
the Silk, that induc'd the Constructors to throw a Net over it, fix'd
to a Hoop which went round its Middle, and to hang the Car to that
Hoop, as you see in Fig. B.
Tuesday Morning, Dec. 2. I am reliev'd from my Anxiety, by hearing
that the Adventurers descended well near l'Isle Adam, before Sunset.
This Place is near 7 Leagues from Paris. Had the Wind blown fresh, they
might have gone much farther.
If I receive any farther Particulars of Importance I shall communicate
With great Esteem, I am, Dear Sir,
Your most obedient
& most humble servant,
P. S. Tuesday Evening.
Since writing the above, I have receiv'd the printed Paper & the
Manuscript, containing some Particulars of the Experiment, which I
enclose.--I hear farther, that the Travellers had perfect Command of
their Carriage, descending as they pleas'd by letting some of the
inflammable Air escape, and rising again by discharging some Sand;
that they descended over a Field so low as to talk with Labourers in
passing and mounted again to pass a Hill. The little Balloon falling at
Vincennes, shows that mounting higher it met with a Current of Air in a
contrary Direction: An Observation that may be of use to future aerial
Sir JOSEPH BANKS, Bar^t.
(SOME PARTICULARS OF THE SECOND VOYAGE.)
Mr. Le Chevalier de Cubiere qui a suivi la marche du Globe est
arrive chez M. Charles hier a 10 heures 1/4 du Soir et a dit, Que les
Voyageurs etoient descendus lentement et volontairement a trois heures
3/4 dans les Marais de Nesle et d'Hebouville, une lieue et demie apres
l'Isle Adam. Ils y ont ete accueillis par Mrs. le Duc de Chartre et
Fitz James, qui apres les avoir embrasses, ont signe le Proces verbal
de lieu et d'heure. Beaucoup d'habitants de la campagne et le cure de
Nesle et d'Hebouville se sont aussi trouves a leur arrivee.
Les Voyageurs ont assure n'avoir eprouve que des Sensations agreables
dans leur traversee. Mr. Robert etant sorti du Char, et aide de
quelques Paysans, se disposoit a remplacer sa Pesanteur avec de la
Terre; mais M. Charles voulant profiter du peu de Jour qui lui restoit,
While we are fascinated by the story, we absorb the human experience through which a strong and helpful character is building.Page 7
Carlyle called him the father of all the Yankees.Page 10
I disliked the trade, and had a strong inclination for the sea, but my father declared against it; however, living near the water, I was much in and about it, learnt early to swim well, and to manage boats; and when in a boat or canoe with other boys, I was commonly allowed to govern, especially in any case of difficulty; and upon other occasions I was generally a leader among the boys, and sometimes led them into scrapes, of which I will mention one instance, as it shows an early projecting public spirit, tho' not then justly conducted.Page 49
But Mr.Page 54
III, Epist.Page 56
Our supper was only half an anchovy each, on a very little strip of bread and butter, and half a pint of ale between us; but the entertainment was in her conversation.Page 72
If that is the case, tell me, and I will resign the whole to you, and go about my business.Page 83
4} 5} Evening.Page 90
my faults in it vexed me so much, and I made so little progress in amendment, and had such frequent relapses, that I was almost ready to give up the attempt, and content myself with a faulty character in that respect, like the man who, in buying an ax of a smith, my neighbour, desired to have the whole of its surface as bright as the edge.Page 95
"But that the most acceptable service of God is doing good to man.Page 98
procl 3 15 4 35 8 _and a cow, every_ 16 4 ff.Page 100
13 3 Dog-days begin 2 25 4 50 8 sun in Leo 14 4 Days 14h.Page 121
I told him this had always been the case with new sects, and that, to put a stop to such abuse, I imagin'd it might be well to publish the articles of their belief, and the rules of their discipline.Page 145
How different was the conduct of our French friends in 1781, who, during a march thro' the most inhabited part of our country from Rhode Island to Virginia,.Page 151
This gave me occasion to observe, that, when men are employ'd, they are best content'd; for on the days they worked they were good-natur'd and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome, finding fault with their pork, the bread, etc.Page 174
Few Men deserve our _Passion_ either Ways.Page 178
_ The _PSALMS_ of _David_, Imitated in the Language of the _New Testament_, and apply'd to the Christian State and Worship By _I.