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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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at sea compelled him to renounce the hope of conquest, and seek only booty. As he passed Cape Horn, the winds, of which the fury made an ordinary gale appear as a gentle breeze, scattered his ships; one after another of them was wrecked or disabled; and at last, with a single vessel, after circumnavigating the globe, he returned to England, laden with spoils, rich in adventures, having won a merited celebrity by his sufferings, his good judgment, and his cheerful perseverance,— Ansen's Voyags Ulloa. Rousser n. while the brilliant sketches of the Ladrones, by the historian of his voyage, made his name familiar to the lovers of romance throughout Europe. In November, 1739, Edward Vernon, with six men- 1739 of-war, appeared off Porto Bello. The attack on the feeble and ill-supplied garrison began on the twenty- Chap XXIV.} first; and, on the next day, Vernon, losing but seven men, was in possession of the town and the castles. A booty of ten thousand dollars, and the pleasure