A Book of Words
Selections from speeches and addresses delivered between 1906 and 1927
"The First Sailor"
To Junior Naval Officers
of an East Coast Patrol, 1918
These notes are largely based upon those by Admiral P.W. Brock, C.B., D.S.O. written in 1972 for the ORG, and edited for this Guide
by Leonee Ormond
Notes on XIV
Notes on XVI
.. there shot along across the purple sea a swift dark proa, hawk-like and curious...[Page 160, line 16] catamarans craft made of logs or separate hulls tied side by side.
Eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds until day and night come to an end: Be pleased to receive into thy Almighty and most gracious protection the persons of us thy servants, and the Fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth, and her Dominions, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our Island may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labours, and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.See also Kipling's irreverent tale: "Their Lawful Occasions" in Traffics and Discoveries.