The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind.
The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name, at least in the British navy.
Hence a ship is said to head the sea, when her course is opposed to the setting or direction of the surges.
The admirals of his majesty's fleet are classed into three squadrons, viz. the red, the white, and the blue.
Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed, it is usually divided into three squadrons; and these, if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence.
The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.
The regular hours necessary to be observed by those who follow country business, are perhaps of more consequence than any of the other articles, however important those may be.
The anchors now made are contrived so as to sink into the ground as soon as they reach it, and to hold a great strain before they can be loosened or dislodged from their station.
Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society.