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IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP CALCUTTA,

IN THE YEARS 1802-3-4.

By J. H. TUCKEY, Esq.
FIRST LIEUTENANT OF THE CALCUTTA.

“ Bear Britain's thunder, and her cross display,
“ To the bright regions of the rising day;

Tempt icy seas, where scarce the waters roll,
“ Where clearer flames glow round the frozen pole,
" Or under southern skies, exalt their sails,
" Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales.”

Pope's WINDSOR FOREST.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,

PATERNOSTER-ROW ;
AND J. C. MOTTLEY, PORTSMOUTH.

1805

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TO

Sir F.I. HARTWELL, Kt.

ONE OF THE HONOURABLE THE COMMISSIONERS

OF HIS MAJESTY'S NAVY.

DEAR SIR,

IN dedicating the following Narrative to you, I am aware that I shall be suspected of a great share of personal vanity; and, perhaps, in this instance, not of more than I really possess,: for to be honoured with

your

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your friendship may well be a source of pride to the most humble.

To you, Sir, I feel it necessary to account for the barrenness of

professional information, which may be remarked in this Narrative. The Calcutta's voyage, though comprising the circumnavigation of the globe, was never intended to be a voyage of discovery; and from the undeviating route which she pursued, it was particularly barren of events which could lead to scientific observations: indeed, this track has, of late years,

been

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