O'Dowd's apartments, in the midst of cheering from all the East India ships in the river, and the military on shore, the band playing "God Save the King," the officers waving their hats, and the crews hurrahing gallantly, the transports went down the river and proceeded under convoy to Ostend.
Times are altered at Ostend now; of the Britons who go thither, very few look like lords, or act like those members of our hereditary aristocracy.
We were returning from Ostend, where some mackerel had already been seen, when a sharp wind from the south drove us from our course; then, seeing that it was useless to struggle against it, we let it drive us.
Then, after a few minutes, silence employed in scrutinizing the fisherman, -- "You come from Ostend, did you not say?
Imagine, my lord, that when putting into Ostend to sell the few mackerel we had caught, I saw the ex-king walking on the downs waiting for his horses, which were to take him to the Hague.
Finding nothing to detain us about the spot where Ostend
once had stood, we set out up the coast in search of the mouth of the River Rhine, which I purposed ascending in search of civilized man.
Take her six bottles of different wine -- Cyprus, sherry, and Malaga, and a barrel of Ostend
oysters; get them at Borel's, and be sure you say they are for me.
When I left Ostend
on a mild February morning, and found myself on the road to Brussels, nothing could look vapid to me.
But, sir, we do not believe that any serious obstacles will be put in your way if you wished to endeavour to leave the country and come to us with your plans by the customary routes--either via Dover, Ostend
, Boulogne, or Dieppe.
The 49-year-old from Meadowfield, Durham City, took a coach on Good Friday to Ostend
on her Easter break with pals Margaret Leadbitter, Joan Barry and Thelma Teggert.
Routes to Ostend
in Belgium, Groningen in Holland, Leipzig in Germany, Palermo in Italy, Bergerac and Rodez in France, and Blackpool will all start on May 1.
Best man Ian Gilbert who disappeared on a stag night in Ostend
drowned, a Belgian official said yesterday.