Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries, from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period ...


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Seite 142 - They then went to single combat, and exhibited the various methods of fighting, with great alertness ; parrying off the blows and pushes which each combatant aimed at the other, with great dexterity. Their arms were clubs and spears ; the latter they also use as darts. In fighting with the club, all blows intended to be given the legs, were evaded by leaping over it ; and those intended for the head, by couching a little, and leaping on one side ; thus the blow would fall to the ground. The spear...
Seite 121 - The dress of both sexes consists of a piece of cloth or matting wrapped round the waist, and hanging down below the knees. From the waist, upwards, they are generally naked ; and it seemed to be a custom to anoint these parts every morning.
Seite 155 - They observed many trees and plants common at New Zealand; and, in particular, the flax plant, which is rather more luxuriant here than in any part of that country...
Seite 125 - A party who had been sent out in the morning to view the country now returned. They had not proceeded far before a middle-aged man, punctured from head to foot, and his face painted with a sort of white pigment, appeared with a spear in his hand, and walked alongside of them, making signs to his countrymen to keep at a distance, and not to molest them.
Seite 127 - Towards the eastern end of the island, they met with a well whose water was perfectly fresh, being considerably above the level of the sea; but it was dirty, owing to the filthiness or cleanliness (call it which you will) of the natives, who never go to drink without washing themselves all over as soon as they have done ; and if ever so many of them are together, the first leaps right into the middle of the hole, drinks, and washes himself without the least ceremony ; after which another takes his...
Seite 145 - I ever saw, and in every respect different from any we had met with in this sea. They are a very darkcoloured and rather diminutive race; with long heads, flat faces, and monkey countenances. Their hair mostly black or brown, is short and curly; but not quite so soft and woolly as that of a negro. Their beards are very strong, crisp, and bushy, and generally black and short.
Seite 110 - A few hours after, we were all good friends, again, and the canoes were returned to the first person who came for them. It was not till the evening of this day, that any one enquired after Tupia, and then but two or three. As soon as they...
Seite 124 - It was with some difficulty we could keep the hats on our heads ; but hardly possible to keep any thing in our pockets, not even what themselves had sold us; for they would watch every opportunity to snatch it from us, so that we sometimes bought the same thing two or three times over, and after all did not get it.
Seite 20 - ... that a fire was kindled about a quarter of a mile farther on the way. Mr. Banks then endeavoured to wake Dr.
Seite 145 - They set no value on nails, or any sort of iron tools; nor indeed on any thing we had. They would, now and then, exchange an arrow for a piece of cloth ; but very seldom would part with a bow. They were unwilling we should go off the beach, and very desirous we should return on board. At length, about noon, after sending what wood we had cut on board, we embarked ourselves; and they all retired, some one way and some another. Before we had dined, the afternoon...

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