Excerpt from Midshipman's Expedients: Or, Deputy Clean Shirt; A Tale of the Sea
A clean shirt and' a light heart. Blessed, and thrice blessed appendages to mortality! But, alas: they are not always the attendants on the deserving; for, had such been the case, our worthy frien... d, Ho race Elmsford, would not have awaked one blustering Sunday morning in October, without either. At half past seven o'clock on that memorable day he was situ ated on this earth's surface, or rather on a portion of the waters that cover this earth, sixteen miles south and by west three quarters west from Cape Ceci.
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