Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks ...: During Captain Cook's First Voyage in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71 to Terra Del Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies, Etc

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Macmillan, 1896 - 466 Seiten
 

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Seite xxxviii - No people ever went to sea better fitted out for the purpose of natural history, nor more elegantly. They have got a fine library of natural history : they have all sorts of machines for catching and preserving insects ; all kinds of nets, trawls, drags, and hooks for coral fishing ; they have even a curious contrivance of a telescope by which, put into the water, you can see the bottom at a great depth, where it is clear.
Seite xxxv - A short Account of the cause of the Disease in Corn, called by farmers the Blight, the Mildew, and the Rust.
Seite 327 - The greatest part of them were now pretty far gone with the longing for home which the Physicians have gone so far as to esteem a disease under the name of Nostalgia...
Seite 106 - Thank Heaven I have a sufficiency and I do not know why I may not keep him as a curiosity, as well as some of my neighbours do lions and tygers at a larger expence than he will probably ever put me to...
Seite 395 - Several other fruits they have also, which they preserve in sugar, as knmquit, boa, atap, etc., but these require to be prepared in that way before they are at all eatable. Batavia consumes an almost incredible quantity of fruits, generally over-ripe, or otherwise bad, before they are sold : nor can a stranger easily get any that are good, unless he goes to a street called Passar Pisang, which lies north from the great church, and very near it. Here there live none but Chinese who sell fruit: they...
Seite xxxix - ... may happen to them. They may be devoured by vermin of all kinds. The house where they are lodged may be burnt. Those destined to describe them may die. Even you, the promoter of every scientific undertaking in your country, may be taken from us. All sublunary things are uncertain, nor ought any thing to be trusted to treacherous futurity. I therefore once more beg, nay I earnestly beseech you, to urge the publication of these new discoveries. I confess it to be my most ardent wish to see this...
Seite xxix - He was equally accessible to all, for counsel and for help; where his own knowledge did not suffice, he could easily obtain the aid of those more devoted to the subject of the application. His house, his library, his whole valuable collections, were at all times open to men of science; while his credit, both with our own and foreign Governments, and, if need were, the resource of his purse, was ever ready to help the prosecution of their inquiries.
Seite 132 - In the article of food these happy people may almost be said to be exempt from the curse of our forefathers; scarcely can it be said that they earn their bread by the sweat of their brow...
Seite 118 - Whom, he began to dance, moving slowly, and often turning his head so as that the top of his high wicker-cap described a circle, and sometimes throwing it so near the faces of the spectators as to make them start back : this was held among them as a very good joke, and never failed to produce a peal of laughter, especially when it was played off upon one of the strangers.
Seite xxxix - Do but consider, my friend, if these treasures are kept back, what may happen to them. They may be devoured by vermin of all kinds. The house where they are lodged may be burnt. Those destined to describe them may die. Even you, the promoter of every scientific undertaking in your country, may be taken from us.

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