Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Peter Simple and The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2 by Frederick MarryatThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: Peter Simple and The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2Author: Captain Frederick MarryatRelease Date: August 9, 2004 [EBook #13148]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK PETER SIMPLE ***Produced by Ted Garvin, Carol David and PG Distributed Proofreaders[Transcriber's note: The spelling inconsistencies of the original have been retained in this etext. In some cases, they havebeen denoted by [sic].]PETER SIMPLEANDTHE THREE CUTTERSBY CAPTAIN MARRYATVOL ILONDONJ.M. DENT AND CO BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN AND CO. MDCCCXCVContentsVOLUME ILIST OF MARRYAT'S WORKS, ETC ixBIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION xiPREFATORY NOTE TO PETER SIMPLE AND THE THREE CUTTERS xxxivPETER SIMPLECHAPTER I 1CHAPTER II 7CHAPTER III 12CHAPTER IV 18CHAPTER V 24CHAPTER VI 30CHAPTER VII 37CHAPTER VIII 43CHAPTER IX 52CHAPTER X 60CHAPTER XI 67CHAPTER XII 74CHAPTER XIII 87CHAPTER XIV 98CHAPTER XV 111CHAPTER XVI 124CHAPTER XVII 139CHAPTER XVIII 148CHAPTER XIX 157CHAPTER XX 164CHAPTER XXI 172CHAPTER XXII 181CHAPTER XXIII 191CHAPTER XXIV 197CHAPTER XXV 203CHAPTER XXVI 212CHAPTER XXVII 219CHAPTER XXVIII 228CHAPTER XXIX ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Peter Simple and
The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2 by Frederick Marryat
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: Peter Simple and The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2
Author: Captain Frederick Marryat
Release Date: August 9, 2004 [EBook #13148]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK PETER SIMPLE ***
Produced by Ted Garvin, Carol David and PG
Distributed Proofreaders
[Transcriber's note: The spelling inconsistencies of
the original have been retained in this etext. In
some cases, they have been denoted by [sic].]PETER SIMPLE
AND
THE THREE CUTTERS
BY CAPTAIN MARRYAT
VOL I
LONDON
J.M. DENT AND CO BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN
AND CO. MDCCCXCV
Contents
VOLUME I
LIST OF MARRYAT'S WORKS, ETC ix
BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION xi
PREFATORY NOTE TO PETER SIMPLE AND
THE THREE CUTTERS xxxiv
PETER SIMPLE
CHAPTER I 1CHAPTER II 7
CHAPTER III 12
CHAPTER IV 18
CHAPTER V 24
CHAPTER VI 30
CHAPTER VII 37
CHAPTER VIII 43
CHAPTER IX 52
CHAPTER X 60
CHAPTER XI 67
CHAPTER XII 74
CHAPTER XIII 87
CHAPTER XIV 98
CHAPTER XV 111CHAPTER XVI 124
CHAPTER XVII 139
CHAPTER XVIII 148
CHAPTER XIX 157
CHAPTER XX 164
CHAPTER XXI 172
CHAPTER XXII 181
CHAPTER XXIII 191
CHAPTER XXIV 197
CHAPTER XXV 203
CHAPTER XXVI 212
CHAPTER XXVII 219
CHAPTER XXVIII 228
CHAPTER XXIX 239CHAPTER XXX 247
LIST OF MARRYAT'S
WORKS.
IN THE ORDER OF PUBLICATION.
By FREDERICK MARRYAT. Born, July 1792. Died,
Aug. 1848.
*SUGGESTIONS FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE
PRESENT SYSTEM OF IMPRESSMENT IN THE
NAVAL SERVICE 1822
ADVENTURES OF A NAVAL OFFICER, OR
FRANK MILDMAY 1829
THE KING'S OWN 1830NEWTON FORSTER 1832
PETER SIMPLE 1834
JACOB FAITHFUL 1834
PACHA OF MANY TALES 1835
MR MIDSHIPMAN EASY 1836
JAPHET IN SEARCH OF A FATHER 1836
THE PIRATE AND THE THREE CUTTERS 1836
*A CODE OF SIGNALS FOR THE USE OF
VESSELS EMPLOYED IN THE MERCHANT
SERVICE 1837
SNARLEY-YOW, OR THE DOG FIEND 1837
THE PHANTOM SHIP 1839
*DIARY IN AMERICA 1839
OLLA PODRIDA 1840
POOR JACK 1840MASTERMAN READY 1841
JOSEPH RUSHBROOK, OR THE POACHER 1841
PERCIVAL KEENE 1842
NARRATIVE OF THE TRAVELS AND
ADVENTURES OF MONSIEUR VIOLET 1843
SETTLERS IN CANADA 1844
THE MISSION, OR SCENES IN AFRICA 1845
THE PRIVATEER'S MAN 1846
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FOREST 1847
THE LITTLE SAVAGE 1848-49
VALERIE 1849
This edition will include all the novels and tales,
only omitting the three items marked in the above
list with an asterisk. The text will be, for the most
part, that of the first editions, except for the
correction of a few obvious errors and some
modernisation of spelling. Rattlin the Reefer, so
frequently attributed to Marryat, will not bereprinted here. It was written by Edward Howard,
subeditor, under Marryat, of the The Metropolitan
Magazine, and author of Outward Bound, etc. On
the title-page it is described simply as edited by
Marryat and, according to his daughter, the
Captain did no more than stand literary sponsor to
the production. In 1850, Saunders and Otley
published:—The Floral Telegraph, or, Affections
Signals by the late Captain Marryat, R.N., but Mrs
Lean knows nothing of the book, and it is probably
not Marryat's work.
The Life and Letters of Captain Marryat: by
Florence Marryat (Mrs Lean), in 2 vols.: Richard
Bentley 1872, are the only biographical record of
the novelist extant. In some matters they are very
detailed and personal, in others reticent. The story
has been spiritedly retold, with reflections and
criticisms, by Mr David Hannay in the "Great
Writers" Series, 1889.
The frontispiece is from a print, published by Henry
Colburn in 1836, after the portrait by Simpson, the
favourite pupil of Sir Thomas Lawrence, which was
"considered more like him than any other." Count
D'Orsay took a portrait of Marryat, in coloured
crayons, about 1840, but it was not a success. A
portrait, in water colours, by Behnes, was
engraved as a frontispiece to The Pirate and The
Three Cutters. His bust was taken by Carew.
R.B.J.Frederick Marryat
Without yielding implicit credence to the handsome
pedigree of the Marryats supplied by Mrs Lean, the
novelist's daughter, we may give a glance in
passing to the first-fruits of this family tree. They—
naturally—came over with the Conqueror, and
emerged from obscurity under Stephen as the
proud "possessors of much lands at the village of
Meryat, Ashton Meryat, and elsewhere in
Somersetshire … One Nicotas de Maryet is
deputed to collect the ransom of Richard Coeur de
Leon through the county of Somerset … In the
reign of Edward I., Sir John de Maryet is called to
attend the Great Parliament; in that of Edward II.,
his son is excommunicated for embowelling his
deceased wife; 'a fancy,' says the county historian,
'peculiar to the knightly family of Meryat.'" Mrs
Lean quotes records of other Meryat "hearts" to
which an honourable burial has been accorded.
The house of Meryat finally lost its property on the
fall of Lady Jane Grey, to whom it had descended
through the female line.
Captain Marryat belonged to the Suffolk branch of
the family, of whom "one John de Maryat had the
honour of dancing in a masque before the Virgin
Queen at Trinity College, Cambridge … was sent
to aid the Huguenots in their wars in France …
escaped the massacre of St Bartholemew and, in
1610, returned to England." Here he married
"Mary, the daughter and heiress of Daniel Luke, of