A General Collection of Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of America to Commencement of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 6

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R. Phillips & Company, 1809

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Page 242 - and at eight o'clock, we were close to its edge. It extended East and West, far beyond the reach of our sight. In the situation we were in, just the Southern half of our horizon was illuminated, by the rays of light reflected from the ice, to a considerable height. Ninety -seven ice
Page 330 - other no more; at which he wept, and -said, " Let your sons come, we ** will treat them well." Oree is a good man, in the utmost sense of the word; but many of the people are far from being of that disposition, and seem to take advantage of his old age; Teraderre, his grandson and
Page 226 - gave up looking for her, and all thoughts of seeing her any more during the voyage; as no rendezvous was absolutely fixed upon after leaving New Zealand Nevertheless, this did not discourage me from fully exploring the Southern parts of the Pacific Ocean, in the doing of which I intended to employ the whole of the
Page 193 - with the meshes wrought exactly like ours. But nothing can be a more demonstrative evidence of their ingenuity than the construction and make of their canoes, which, in point of neatness and workmanship, exceed every thing of this kind we saw in this sea. They are built of several pieces sewed together with
Page 243 - this ice; but if there is, it can afford no better retreat for birds, or any other animals, than the ice itself, with which it must be wholly covered. I, who had ambition not only to go
Page 184 - thing he saw. It even went so far as to become the ridicule of the natives, who offered pieces of sticks and stones to exchange. One waggish boy took a piece of human excrement on the end of a stick, and held it out to every one he met with. This day, a man got into the master's cabin,
Page 116 - very depth of winter. During our stay in the Sound, I had observed that .this second visit made. to this country, had not mended the morals of the natives of either sex. I had always looked upon the females of New Zealand to be more chaste than the generality of Indian women. Whatever favours a few of them might have
Page 243 - measure relieved us, at least shortened the dangers and hardships inseparable from the navigation of the Southern polar regions. Since therefore we could not proceed one inch farther to the South, no other reason need be
Page 234 - day, much in the same manner as we did the preceding one. We were fortunate in having continual day-light, and clear weather; for had it been as foggy as on some of the preceding days, nothing less than a miracle could have saved us from being dashed to pieces. In the morning
Page 151 - of which the Chief promised to take care, and to produce, to the first ship or ships that should arrive at the island. He then gave me a hog; and, after trading for six or eight more, and loading the boat with fruit, we took leave, when the good old Chief embraced me with tears in his

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