Extracts from a Journal: Written on the Coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in ... 1820, 1821, and 1822, Bände 1-2

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Wells & Lilly, 1824
 

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Seite 193 - Let us try, my lords, whether some gentler remedies may not be discovered. Since we cannot cure the disorder, let us endeavour to infuse such a portion of new health into the constitution, as may enable it to support its most inveterate diseases.
Seite 106 - ... do blow in the day and rest in the night, so, on the contrary, these do blow in the night and rest in the day, and so they do alternately succeed each other. For when the...
Seite 60 - November, the desperate enterprise of cutting out the Spanish frigate, although she was known to be fully prepared for an attack. His lordship proceeded in fourteen boats, containing 240 men, all volunteers from the different ships of the squadron, in two divisions ; one under the immediate...
Seite 134 - ... way, but they never stung us, though our faces and hands were covered with them. It is said, however, that there is a bee in the country which does sting ; but the kind we saw seem to have neither the power nor the inclination, for they certainly did not hurt us, and our friends said they were always " muy manso," very tame, and never stung any one.
Seite 106 - It comes in a fine, small, black curl upon the water, when as all the sea between it and the shore not yet reached by it is as smooth and even as glass in comparison ; in half an hour's time after it has reached the shore it fans pretty briskly, and so increaseth gradually till twelve o'clock, then it is commonly strongest, and lasts so till two or three a very brisk gale ; about twelve at noon it also veers off...
Seite 113 - ... feet laterally, so as to throw him on his side, without endangering his knees or his face. Before the horse can recover the shock, the rider dismounts, and snatching his...
Seite 100 - Acapulco harbour, a name familiar to the memory of most people, from its being the port whence the rich Spanish galleons, of former days, took their departure to spread the wealth of the Western over the Eastern world. It is celebrated also in Anson's delightful Voyage, and occupies a conspicuous place in the very interesting accounts of the Buccaneers : to a sailor, therefore, it is classic ground in every sense. I cannot express the universal professional admiration excited by a eight of this celebrated...
Seite 143 - Unavailing were his petitions to have his irons taken off; though his groans and excruciating agonies, at length, so far arrested the attention of his keepers, that he was removed to the hospital. The physician, on examining the horrid state of the leg, immediately addressed a representation to the Governor, stating, that unless the irons were removed, death would inevitably ensue. Upon the margin of the memorial, the Governor wrote the following inhuman reply, and sent it to the officer of the guard...
Seite 114 - ... of the country, straps a saddle on his back, and bestriding him removes the poncho, upon which the astonished horse springs on his legs, and endeavours, by a thousand vain efforts, to disencumber himself of his new master, who sits quite composedly on his back ; and by a discipline which never fails, reduces the horse to such complete obedience that he is soon trained to lend his speed and strength in the capture of his wild companions.
Seite 106 - They both come and go away again earlier or later, according to the weather, the season of the year, or some accidental cause from the land. For, on some coasts, they do rise earlier, blow fresher, and remain later than on other coasts, as I shall show hereafter. " These winds blow off to sea a greater or less distance, according as the coast lies more or less exposed to the...

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