,which had like to have cost him dear: almost/nearly
cost sb. dear: 使某人付出大代價
I lay on my side: 我側躺著
...narrowly missed my left eye: 差一點擊中我的左眼
convenience N-COUNT 帶來方便的事物
memorial n. a written statement of facts presented to a governing body in the form of or along with a petition.
take a fancy of Ving: 一時心血來潮做...
pile n. a very large building or complex of buildings
anticipate sb. with... :向sb.事先提起...
, the whole party rendered incapable by law of holding employments. 法律規定該派的人(指吃蛋前, 認為要從較大的一端打破蛋者)不能做官
credit n [U] 信任
make a descent on/upon... :(結夥)襲擊...
lay at anchor: 拋錨停泊
over against...: 在...正對面