The Voyages of Captain James Cook: Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings on Wood. With an Appendix, Giving an Account of the Present Condition of the South Sea Islands, &c. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [-II.].
W. Smith, 1842
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afternoon anchor appeared attended Banks birds boat bore bottom breeze brought called canoes Cape carried chief clear cloth coast continued course covered direction discovered distance east eight extended fathom feet fire fish five formed four fresh fruit gale gave give half hand head hills Indians inhabitants island isle kind land latitude leagues least leave less lies longitude manner means mentioned miles morning natives necessary never night noon o'clock observed passed pieces plantains present probably reason received returned rocks round sail seemed seen sent seven ship shore short side sight situation soon sound steered stones stood supposed taken things thought told took trees voyage wanted weather whole wind women wood
Page xix - He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Page 571 - Sandwich Land, was either a group of islands, or else a point of the continent. For I firmly believe that there is a tract of land near the Pole which is the source of most of the ice that is spread over this vast southern ocean.
Page 23 - ... had before told the company that to sleep was to perish. Mr. Banks and the rest found it impossible to carry them, and there being no remedy, they were both suffered to sit down, being partly supported by the bushes, and in a few minutes they fell into a profound sleep : soon after, some of the people who had been sent forward, returned, with the welcome news that a fire was kindled about a quarter of a mile farther on the way. Mr. Banks then endeavoured to wake Dr. Solander, and happily succeeded...
Page 38 - A proper person or persons will be appointed to trade with the natives for all manner of provisions, fruit, and other productions of the earth ; and no officer or seaman, or other person belonging to the ship excepting such as are so appointed, shall trade, or offer to trade for any sort of provision, fruit, or other productions of the earth, unless they have leave so to do.
Page 527 - Having no suspicion of its being of a poisonous nature, we ordered it to be dressed for supper; but, very luckily, the operation of drawing and describing took up so much time, that it was too late, so that only the liver and row were dressed, of which the two Mr Forsters and myself did but taste.
Page 490 - ... sneering in my face, saying, What sort of a man are you, thus to refuse the embraces of so fine a young woman? For the girl certainly did not want beauty; which, however, I could better withstand, than the abuses of this worthy matron, and therefore hastened into the boat.
Page 572 - ... and these difficulties are greatly heightened by the inexpressibly horrid aspect of the country; a country doomed by nature never once to feel the warmth of the sun's rays, but to lie buried in everlasting snow and ice. The ports which may be on the coast, are, in a manner, wholly filled up with frozen snow of vast thickness ; but if any...
Page 262 - 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...
Page 444 - I did not take some opportunity to declare, that they always shewed the utmost readiness to carry into execution, in. the most effectual manner, every measure I thought proper to take. Under such circumstances, it is hardly necessary to say, that the seamen were always obedient and alert ; and, on this occasion, they were so far from wishing the voyage at an end, that they rejoiced at the prospect of its being prolonged another year, and of soon enjoying the benefits of a milder climate.