On the other hand, Marryat is much more humane than Smollett.
The sea adventures in Marryat are always good, and so are the fights.
But though they had practical experience of sea life, like Marryat, Glascock and Chamier had not his literary faculty.
It was afterwards inhabited by Captain Marryat, the novelist.
The Pirate is not among the books which one most willingly re-reads out of Marryat's very respectably lengthy list of stories.
The novels of Scott and Marryat in their original boards are delightful to handle.
Marryat gives us in “Peter Simple” a vivid and convincing picture of the sailor going to Portsmouth to rejoin his ship.
Marryat probably wore them while he wrote some of his novels.
Captain Marryat, in his Bushboys, gives an account of this contest, in which the rhinoceros came off victorious.
Marryat is by no means the equal of Smollett in richness of humour.