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Lord Elgin and the Marbles$
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William St. Clair

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780192880536

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.001.0001

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The Voyage Out

The Voyage Out

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(p.20) 3 The Voyage Out
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Lord Elgin and the Marbles
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William St. Clair

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0003

Lady Elgin was two months pregnant when the Phaeton set sail from Portsmouth. She felt very sick and uncomfortable throughout the voyage and no medical treatment could ease her condition. As such, the boat had to stop at a port so that she could rest. While the start of the voyage appeared pleasant for everyone else, there were some conflicts. Some of those involved felt some indifference towards Lord Elgin and were generally having second thoughts. Another cause of annoyance to Captain Morris was how an American frigate had joined the journey as the Phaeton had passed Lisbon. This chapter discusses the highlights of the voyage.

Keywords:   Lady Elgin, indifference, Phaeton, voyage, Captain Morris, American frigate

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