Bududreen was no mean sailor, but he was short handed, nor is it reasonable to suppose that even with a full crew he could have weathered
the terrific gale which beat down upon the hapless vessel.
Flurries and dangers were bound to come, but not so grave as the ones they had already weathered
After Johnson received his pension we may look upon him as a lumbering vessel which has weathered
many a strong sea and has now safely come to port.
The old and weathered
shells left on the surface of the upraised plain still partially retain their colours.
Who can write so graphically the history of the storms they have weathered
as these rents have done?