His manoeuvre was, however, delayed by a boiler explosion on board the Susquehanna, and dawn found this ship in sight of and indeed so close to the Bremen and Weimar that they instantly engaged.
The day broke dim and overcast, and neither the Bremen nor the Weimar realised they had to deal with more than the Susquehanna until the whole column drew out from behind her at a distance of a mile.
These two had ceased fire altogether, and so had the Bremen and Weimar, all four ships lying within shot of each other in an involuntary truce and with their respective flags still displayed.
She had her berth just ahead of me, and her name was Diana,--Diana not of Ephesus but of Bremen.
This Diana of Bremen was a most innocent old ship, and seemed to know nothing of the wicked sea, as there are on shore households that know nothing of the corrupt world.
From such reflections I was glad to make any es cape on board that Bremen Diana.
The Imperial army, strictly speaking, was one third composed of Dutch, Belgians, men from the borders of the Rhine, Piedmontese, Swiss, Genevese, Tuscans, Romans, inhabitants of the Thirty-second Military Division, of Bremen
, of Hamburg, and so on: it included scarcely a hundred and forty thousand who spoke French.
The predestinated day arrived, and we duly met the ship Jungfrau, Derick De Deer, master, of Bremen.
As he mounted the deck, ahab abruptly accosted him, without at all heeding what he had in his hand; but in his broken lingo, the German soon evinced his complete ignorance of the White Whale; immediately turning the conversation to his lamp-feeder and oil can, with some remarks touching his having to turn into his hammock at night in profound darkness --his last drop of Bremen oil being gone, and not a single flying-fish yet captured to supply the deficiency; concluding by hinting that his ship was indeed what in the Fishery is technically called a clean one (that is, an empty one), well deserving the name of Jungfrau or the Virgin.
Let us drink claret and mead, and Bremen
beer," shouted one of the guests--"and you shall drink with us
I WAS born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen
, who settled first at Hull.
It has long been the custom of the North German Lloyd steamers, which convey passengers from Bremen
to New York, to anchor for several hours in the pleasant port of Southampton, where their human cargo receives many additions.