Sentence Examples

  • Dampier, in Church and Synagogue (1909), p. 78.
  • In 1701 William Dampier was wrecked on its coast, and during his detention discovered the only spring of fresh water the island contains.
  • William Dampier (c. 1688) and others speak of the number of foreign merchants settled there - English, Dutch, Danes, Portuguese, Chinese, &c. Dampier says the anchorage was rarely without ten or fifteen sail of different nations, bringing vast quantities of rice, as well as silks, chintzes, muslins and opium.
  • Dampier in his voyage to New Holland in 1699 particularly described and figured the sooty tern (Voyages, iii.
  • Then came the hopeless revolts of the Indians against intolerable oppression, the abortive rebellions of Hernandez de Contreras and John Bermejo (Bermudez) against the mother country (1550), the foundation of Leon, future rival of Granada, in 1610, its sack by the buccaneers under William Dampier in 1685, and, lastly, the declaration of independence (1821), not definitively acknowledged by Spain till 1850.

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