An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere: And Successively Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : Drawn Up from the Journals which Were Kept by the Several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks ...

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Seite 335 - ... her off the ledge upon which she rested, towards the deep water. About five o'clock in the afternoon, we observed the tide begin to rise, but we observed at the same time that the leak increased to a most alarming degree, so that two more pumps were manned, but unhappily only one of them would work. Three of the pumps, however, were kept going, and at nine o'clock the ship righted; but the leak had gained upon us so considerably, that it was imagined she must go to the bottom as soon as she ceased...
Seite 312 - Upon these mangroves also we saw small green caterpillars in great numbers : Their bodies were thick set with hairs, and they were ranged upon the leaves side by side like a file of soldiers, to the number of twenty or "thirty together : When we touched them, we found that the hair of their bodies had the quality of a nettle, and gave us a much more acute, though less durable pain.
Seite 408 - Upon such ornaments as they had, they set so great a value, that they would never part with the least article for any thing we could offer; which was the more extraordinary as our beads and ribbons were ornaments of the same kind, but of a more regular form and more showy materials. They had indeed no idea of traffic, nor could we communicate any to them : They received the things that we gave them ; but never appeared to understand our signs when we required a return.
Seite 398 - New Holland, or, as I have now called the eastern coast, New South Wales, is of a larger extent than any other country in the known world that does not bear the name of a continent ; the length of coast along which we sailed, reduced to a straight line, is no less than twentyseven degrees of latitude, amounting to near 2000 miles, so that its square surface must be much more than equal to all Europe.
Seite 439 - ... the beach, abreast of the ship ; supposing therefore that the Dutch had a settlement here, I sent Lieutenant Gore ashore, to wait upon the governor, or the chief person residing upon the spot, and acquaint him who we were, and for what purpose we had touched upon the coast. As soon as he came ashore, he was received by a guard of between twenty and thirty Indians, armed with...
Seite 91 - ... in one end of it was a square hole, in the middle of which was a ring touching the sides, and leaving the angles open, so as to form a round hole within a square one.
Seite 263 - A farther proof that human nature is here untainted with disease, is the great number of old men that we saw, many of whom, by the loss of their hair and teeth, appeared to be very ancient, yet none of them were decrepit, and though not equal to the young in muscular strength, were not a whit behind them in cheerfulness and vivacity.
Seite 415 - ... that the bark of a tree becomes thicker and stronger by being suffered to remain upon the trunk after it has been cut round. The canoes of New Holland are as mean and rude as the houses. Those...
Seite 34 - Tupia sustained himself in this scene with a firmness and resolution truly admirable : he wept, indeed, but the effort that he made to conceal his tears, concurred, with them, to do him honour.
Seite 336 - To those only who have waited in a state of such suspense, Death has approached in all his terrors ; and as the dreadful moment that was to determine our fate came on, every one saw his own sensations pictured in the countenances of his companions...

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