A General History of Voyages and Travels to the End of the 18th Century, Τόμος 17

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J. Ballantyne & Company, 1816
 

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Σελίδα 251 - The rage with which our seamen were possessed to return to Cook's River, and, by another cargo of skins, to make their fortunes at one time, was not far short of mutiny...
Σελίδα 74 - ... a people with whose existence we had before been scarce acquainted, and at the extremity of the habitable globe; a solitary, half-worn pewter spoon, whose shape was familiar to us, attracted our attention; and, on examination, we found it stamped on the back with the word London. I cannot pass over this circumstance in silence, out of gratitude for the many pleasant thoughts, the anxious hopes, and tender remembrances, it excited in us. Those who have experienced the effects that long absence,...
Σελίδα 312 - They then were as solicitous to get ashore, as they were before obstinate in refusing the assistance we sent them ; and, when they found the boat did not come to their relief at the instant they expected it, without considering how impracticable a thing it was to send it them in such a sea, they fired one of the quarter-deck guns at the hut ; the ball of which did but just pass over the covering of it, and was plainly heard by the captain and us who were within. Another attempt, therefore, was made...
Σελίδα 25 - Islands, that they tattow the face. There is also this difference between the two last, that in the former it is done in elegant spiral volutes, and in the latter in straight lines, crossing each other at right angles. The hands and arms of the women are also very neatly marked, and they have a singular custom amongst them, the meaning of which we could never learn, that of tallowing the tip of the tongues of the females.
Σελίδα 403 - John and Cummins, John A voyage to the South Seas, in the years 1740-1, containing, a faithful narrative of the loss of his Majesty's ship the Wager...
Σελίδα 259 - European seas on her return, should happen to fall into your hands, you would not consider her as an enemy, nor suffer any plunder to be made of the effects contained in her, nor obstruct her immediate return to England...
Σελίδα 380 - ... few old honey-combed guns without carriages, and which do not defend the harbour in the least. Whilst we were at Castro, the old lady, (at whose house we lay the first night upon leaving the Jesuits' college) sent to the governor, and begged I might be allowed to come to her for a few weeks : this was granted ; and accordingly I went and passed about three weeks with her very happily, as she seemed to be as fond of me as if I had been her own son. She was very unwilling to part with me again...
Σελίδα 376 - Most of the soldiers dismounted and embarked with us, a few only being sent round with the horses. It was three days before we arrived at Chaco, as the tides between this island and the main are so rapid that no boat can stem them. The same precaution was taken here as at Castro ; we passed through a whole lane of soldiers, armed as I mentioned those to have been before, excepting a few who really had match-locks, the only fire-arms they have here.
Σελίδα 21 - It must however be observed, that they fall very short of the other islanders, in that best test of civilization, the respect paid to the women. Here they are not only deprived of the privilege of eating with the men, but the best sorts of food are tabooed, or forbidden them.
Σελίδα 156 - Indeed, the evidence of one's senses puts this out of dispute; for the beardance of the Kamtschadales is an exact counterpart of every attitude and gesture peculiar to this animal, through its various functions ; and this is the foundation and ground-work of all their other dances, and what they value themselves most upon.

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