A General Collection of Voyages and Travels: Including the Most Interesting Records of Navigators and Travellers, from the Discovery of America by Columbus, in 1492, to the Travels of Lord Valentia, Band 10

Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1813

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Seite 173 - ... out. Upon this island we saw an incredible number of birds, chiefly sea.fowl: we found also the nest of an eagle with young ones, •which we killed; and the nest of some other bird, we knew not what, of a most enormous size ; it was built with sticks upon the ground, and was no less than six and twenty feet in circumference, and two feet eight inches high.
Seite 31 - A plant which, with such advantage, might be applied to so many useful and important purposes, would certainly be a great acquisition to England, where it would probably thrive with very little trouble, as it seems to be hardy, and to affect no particular soil; being found equally in hill and valley; in the driest mould, and the deepest bogs : the bog, however, it seems rather to prefer, as near such р'гсев we observed it to be larger than elsewhere...
Seite 204 - Their features are far from being disagreeable, their noses are not flat, nor are their lips thick; their teeth are white and even, and their hair naturally long and black, it is however universally cropped short; in general it is straight, but sometimes it has a slight curl; we saw none that was not matted and filthy, though without oil or grease, and to our great astonishment free from lice. Their beards were of the same colour with their hair, and bushy and thick: They are not however suffered...
Seite 142 - ... to be caught. They saw a fire also about a mile up the river, and Mr Gore, the second lieutenant, picked up the husk of a cocoa-nut, which had been cast upon the beach, and was full of barnacles: This probably might come from some island to windward, perhaps from the Terra del Espirito Santo of Quiros, as we were now in the latitude where it is said to lie. This day the thermometer in...
Seite 42 - Actœon than these women expressed upon our approach. Some of them hid themselves among the rocks, and the rest crouched down in the sea till they had made themselves a girdle and apron of such weeds as they could find ; and when they came out, even with this veil, we could perceive that their modesty suffered much pain by our presence.
Seite 226 - ... to a grove of cocoa-nut trees, which stood upon the banks of a little brook of brackish water. The trees were of a small growth, but well hung with fruit ; and near them was a shed or hut, which had been covered with their leaves, though most of them were now fallen off: About the hut lay a great number of the shells of the fruit, some of which appeared to be just fresh from the tree. We looked at the fruit very wishfully, but not thinking it safe to climb, we were obliged to leave it without...
Seite 154 - ... dinner, and proved most excellent meat ; we might now indeed be said to fare sumptuously every day, for we had turtle in great plenty, and we all agreed that they were much better than any we had tasted in England, which we imputed to their being eaten fresh from the sea, before their natural fat had been wasted, or their juices changed by a diet and situation so different from what the sea affords them, as garbage and a tub. Most of those that we caught here, were of the kind called green turtle,...
Seite 187 - Close to the eastern point of the Cape are three small islands, from one of which a small ledge of rocks runs out into the sea : there is also an island close to the northern point. The island that forms the...
Seite 46 - In the man who had been shot with the musket ball through the fleshy part of his arm, the wound seemed to be so well digested, and in so fair a way of being perfectly healed, that if Mr.
Seite 90 - The northermost land then bore N. 13 E. and three hills, remarkably large and high, lying contiguous to each other, and not far from the beach, NNW As these hills bore some resemblance to each other, we called them The Three Brothers, They lie in latitude 31° 40', and maybe seen fourteen or sixteen leagues.

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