By Captain Cook
This capable and so much amiable guy was once born at Marton, in Cleveland, a village approximately 4 miles from nice Ayton, in Yorkshire, at the twenty seventh of October, 1728. His father, who lived within the humble station of a farmer's servant, married a lady within the similar sphere of lifestyles with himself ; and either have been famous of their neighbourhood for his or her honesty, sobriety, sturdy behavior, and undefined, characteristics which ever replicate a lustre at the humblest ranks.
When our navigator used to be approximately years outdated, his father got rid of to nice Ayton, and was once appointed to superintend a substantial farm identified by means of the identify of Airyholm, belonging to Thomas Scottowe, Esq.
As the daddy lengthy persisted during this belief, the son obviously an identical employment, so far as his gentle years may admit. His early schooling appears to be like to were moderate; yet on the age of 13 we discover him put lower than the schooling of 1, Mr. Pullen, who taught university at Ayton, the place he discovered the rudiments of mathematics and book-keeping, and is expounded to have proven a outstanding facility in buying the technology of numbers.
About the start of the 12 months 1745, while younger prepare dinner used to be seventeen years outdated, his father sure him apprentice to William Sanderson, for 4 years, to profit the grocery and haberdashery company, at a spot known as Snaith, a populous fishing city approximately ten miles from Whitby, and whereas right here, in keeping with Mr. Sanderson's account, he displayed a adulthood of judgment, and a quickness in calculations a long way past his years. yet as he evinced a powerful partiality for a maritime existence (a predilection reinforced by way of the placement of where, and the corporate with which, maybe, he associated), on a few trivial war of words along with his grasp, he bought a unlock from his engagements, after a 12 months and a half's servitude, and decided to stick to the bent of his personal inclination.
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Captain Cook's voyages (1908) by Captain Cook