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Pfore sun-rise, me
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probably the bing during the inundation: the
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refreshment to were ultimatels The symptoms laily more ap
and also this monogram, marking the year
when it was struck; namely, 183 of the Seleucidan
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sh Consul had rocure for us
vestiges of he obtained all
, but thick,
considered he foundation
(1) of this opinion is that distinguished antiquary, R. P. Knight, Esq.
(2) See the Vignette to this Chapter.
(5) Ibid. A most satisfactory proof, not only of the Phænician origin
We left Cyprus on the sixteenth of June,
steering for the coast of Egypt, and first made Return to land off Damiata. Thence passing round a
head-land, called Cape Brule, we saw again the
the fleet, of smoke issuing from a frigate on Loss of the fire. It proved to be the Iphigenia, Captain Iphigenia. Stackpole, which ship we had so lately seen at
Cyprus. She broke from her mooring as we were sailing towards her, and passing through all the fleet, discharged her guns as they grew hot, but without doing any mischief. Exactly at nine o'clock, the very instant we let go our anchor, she blew up, and presented a tremendous column of smoke and flame, being then close in with the shore. We beheld the explosion from our cabin windows. After it took place, not a vestige of the ship remained. We breakfasted with Captain Russel, and took leave of the crew: the Braakels barge then coming alongside, we left the Ceres.
We had been only two days in the fleet, when, being on board the Dictator, Captain Hardy, to attend a court-martial held in consequence
of the loss of the Iphigenia, Captain
ng round a w again the the Rosetta
Culverhouse, of the Romulus frigate, told us that
they grey f. Exacth
let go out tremendous en close in losion from lace, not a rreakfasted the crew ngside, w
, Captain in conse
(1) Neither of those excellent officers, Captain Russel and Captain Culcerhouse, are now living. Captain Russel died of the fever he caught in Cyprus; and Captain Culverhouse fell a victim in his endeavours to save a beloved wife, who was with him in a boat which was overturned off the Cape of Good Hope. He narrowly escaped a similar fate in early life, being by accident on shore when the Royal George sunk at Spithead, to which ship he then belonged, asye midshipman.
Departure from Egypt—Course of the Romulus
Frigate, in her Voyage to St. John D'Acre-
Commerce of Acre.
n Wednesday morning, June 24th, the Romu-
Departure from Egypt.
Culverhouse upon his quarter-deck, at eleven
D'Acre he Port of Djezzari hores of the the City
Thursday, June the 25th. It had been calm all night. About eight A. M. a light breeze sprung up from the E. S. E. and we were compelled to steer s. s. w. south, and s. s. e. until twelve o'clock : then found our latitude to be 31o. 48'. Nothing more occurred worth notice
of Antient of SIDOR
(1) For the sake of greater precision, the author has detailed the observations as taken from the ship’s log-book; and as the navigation of this part of the Mediterranean is little known, they may, perhaps, not be without utility.
&; we let