Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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Teller. "When his time was expired, he left London, and
studied physic two years at Leyden in Holland.
Soon after his return from Leyden, he was recommend-
ed to be surgeon to the Swallow, Captain Abraham Par-
nell commander, with whom he made a voyage or two
into the Levant, and other parts.
He was surgeon successively to two ships, and made
several voyages to the East and West Indies, by which
he made some addition to his fortune.
He sailed from Bristol on the 4th of May 1699, on a
voyage to the South-seas, in the ship Antelope. The
voyage was at first very prosperous; till, leaving those
seas, and steering their course towards the East Indies,
they were driven by a storm to the northward of Van
Diemen's land. Twelve of the crew were dead by hard
labour and bad food, and the rest were in a very weak
On the 5th of November, the beginning of summer in
those parts, the weather being hazy, they espied a rock
within a cable's length of the ship, and the wind being
strong, they immediately split upon it. Mr. Gulliver and
five of the crew heaved out the boat, and made a shift
to get clear of the ship and the rock. They rowed till
they could work no longer, and then, trusting to the
mercy of the waves, in about half an hour the boat was
overset by a sudden squall from the north. What became
of the other seamen, Mr. Gulliver knew not; but he
swam with wind and tide, and often in vain let his legs
drop, in hopes of feeling the bottom; at last, when he
was almost ready to expire, he found himself within his
depth; and the storm being greatly abated, he walked
above a mile before he reached tlie shore. He then ad-
vanced near half a mile up the country , but could not
discover either houses or inhabitants. He lay down on