Daniel Defoe A New Voyage Round the World

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A New Voyage Round the World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...account, in which also the meridian distances are not at all reckoned, though those also are very great. DEG. From Juan Fernandez to the Line..-30 From the Line to Panama.... 9 From Panama to Cape Horn, including the distance we take in going round.. 60 From Cape Horn to the Line again in the North Seas........ 60 From the Line to England.... 51 Total. 210 N.B.----Only you must deduct from this account the distance from Lima to Panama, because we did not go up to Panama as we intended to do. By this account we had almost thirty degrees to run more than a diameter of the globe, besides our distance west, where we then were, from the meridian of England, whither we were to go, which, if exactly calculated, is above seventy degrees, take it from the island of Juan Fernandez. But to return a little to our stay in this place, for that belongs to this part of my account, and of which I must make a few short observations. It was scarce possible to restrain Englishmen after so long beating the sea from going on shore, when they came to such a place of refreshment as this; nor indeed was it reasonable to restrain them, considering how we all might be supposed to stand in need of refreshment, and considering that here was no length of ground for the men to wander in, no liquors to come at to distract them with their excess, and, which was still more, no women to disorder or debauch them. We all knew their chief exercise would be hunting goats for their subsistence, and we knew also, that however they wanted the benefit of fresh provision, they must work hard to catch it before they could taste the sweets of it. Upon these considerations, I say, our ships being well moored and riding safe, we restrained none of them except a due number to take care...

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