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Deceived through those appearances, the Spaniards stationed all their huge weapons on that part, and in addition published approximately the complete in their infantrymen there, which will depart the aspect subsequent to the ocean nearly in a defenceless country. This was once accurately what the freebooters had calculated upon; and so they availed themselves of this situation with their accustomed handle. at the method of evening, all of them went on board the ships, raised their anchors in the course of the evening, and leaving behind themselves to the present, they didn't unfurl their sails until eventually they have been truly in entrance of the castle. the sunshine of the moon disclosed to the Spaniards, even though a little too overdue, their enemies’ stratagem. They swiftly reconducted their cannons to the part close to the ocean, and began a really sharp hearth, yet which produced scarcely any influence. The process the pirates was once favoured via the wind: their ships sustained in simple terms trifling damages; and so they effectively reached the sea, after having taken go away of the citadel by means of a number of discharges of artillery. the instant Morgan was once out of chance, he landed all his prisoners at the adjoining shore, other than the hostages he over excited from Gibraltar, because the ransom of that position had now not been thoroughly discharged. improper regret Simon Brown, the dissenting clergyman, exhibited a outstanding example of the operation of regret upon wounded sensibility. Brown fancied he have been disadvantaged by way of the Almighty of his immortal soul, as a result of getting by chance taken away the lifetime of the highwayman, even though it used to be performed within the act of resistance to his threatened violence, and in safety of his personal individual. while kneeling upon the wretch whom he succeeded in throwing upon the floor, he by surprise stumbled on that his prostrate enemy used to be disadvantaged of existence. This unforeseen situation produced so violent an impact upon his fearful process, that he used to be overpowered by way of the belief of even involuntary murder; and, for this imaginary crime, fancied himself ever after to be condemned to 1 of the main dreadful punishments which may be inflicted upon a individual. The singular mind's eye of Brown was once that for this involuntary crime, his soul had abandoned his physique, the latter being allowed to exist in that wretched kingdom as an lousy caution. less than the impact of this illness, Brown despatched to Queen Caroline, the consort of George the second one, a booklet written with nice acuteness, followed by way of a letter, the realization of which alludes to himself as a monument of divine wrath within the lack of his soul. Ruse-De-Guerre The deadly duel among the Duke of Hamilton and Lord Mohun, is celebrated. Macartney, the second one to Lord Mohun, was once suspected of getting stabbed the duke treacherously; a present used to be provided for apprehending him. approximately that point, a gentleman used to be set upon by means of highwaymen, and with a cheerful presence of brain, advised them he used to be Macartney. in this, they introduced him to a justice of the peace, in hopes of a gift, whilst he gave cost opposed to them for theft, they usually have been despatched to penal complex.