Voyages Round the World, from the Death of Captain Cook to the Present Time: Including Remarks on the Social Condition of the Inhabitants in the Recently Discovered Countries, Their Progress in the Arts, and More Especially Their Advancement in Religious Knowledge

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Oliver & Boyd, 1843 - 448 pages

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Page 440 - That there may be a continent, or large tract of land, near the Pole, I will not deny ; on the contrary, I am of the opinion there is ; and it is probable that we have seen a part of it.
Page 146 - Samuel got one hundred and fifty pounds of bread, with a small quantity of rum and wine, also a quadrant and compass ; but he was forbidden, on pain of death, to touch either map, ephemeris, book of astronomical observations, sextant, timekeeper, or any of my surveys or drawings. 'The...
Page 145 - Particular people were called on to go into the boat, and were hurried over the side, whence I concluded that with these people I was to be set adrift. I therefore made another effort to bring about a change, but with no other effect than to be threatened with having my brains blown...
Page 147 - Otaheite are handsome, mild and cheerful in their manners and conversation, possessed of great sensibility, and have sufficient delicacy to make them admired and beloved. The chiefs were so much attached to our people, that they rather encouraged their stay among them than otherwise, and even made them promises of large possessions. Under these, and many other attendant circumstances equally desirable, it is...
Page 316 - Tamehameha has been king of these islands, no European has had cause to complain of having suffered injustice here. I have made my islands an asylum for all nations, and honestly supplied with provisions every ship that desired them.
Page 97 - Majesty's officer, who will deliver this letter, shall immediately be put in possession of the buildings and districts, or parcels of land, which were occupied by the subjects of that sovereign in April 1789, as well in the port of Nootka, or of Saint Lawrence, as in the other, said to be called Port Cox, and to be situated about sixteen leagues distant from the former to the southward ; and that such parcels or districts of land, of which the English subjects were dispossessed...
Page 145 - I was hauled out of bed, and forced on deck in my shirt, suffering great pain from the tightness with which they had tied my hands. I demanded the reason of such violence, but received no other answer than abuse, for not holding my tongue.
Page 144 - Otaheite, bidding farewell to an island where for twentythree weeks we had been treated with the utmost affection and regard, and which seemed to increase in proportion to our stay.
Page 147 - ... imagined it in their power to fix themselves in the midst of plenty, on one of the finest islands in the world, where they need not labour, and where the allurements of dissipation are beyond anything that can be conceived.
Page 150 - It is not possible for me to describe the pleasure which the blessing of the sight of this land diffused among us. It appeared scarcely credible to ourselves that, in an open boat, and so poorly provided, we should have been able to reach the coast of Timor in forty-one days after leaving Tofoa, having in that time run, by our log, a distance of 3,618 miles and that, notwithstanding our extreme distress, no one should have perished in the voyage.

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