Four Years in a Government Exploring Expedition: To the Island of Madeira, Cape Verd Islands, Brazil, Coast of Patagonia, Chili, Peru, Paumato Group, Society Islands, Navigator Group, Australia, Antarctic Continent, New Zealand, Friendly Islands, Fejee Group, Sandwich Islands, Northwest Coast of America, Oregon, California, East Indies, St. Helena, &c., &c
Cornish, Lamport & Company, 1852 - 371 páginas
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Four Years in the Government Exploring Expedition;
George Musalas Colvocoresses
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Página 263 - Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings — yet the dead are there ! And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep — the dead reign there alone.
Página 342 - ... thence northward along the western line of New Mexico until it intersects the first branch of the river Gila (or if it should not intersect any branch of that river, then to the point on the said line nearest to such branch, and thence in a direct line to the same) ; thence down the middle of the said branch and of the said river until it empties into the Rio Colorado ; thence across the Rio Colorado, following the division line between Upper and Lower California, to the Pacific Ocean.
Página 112 - Frost sports wonderfully with these icebergs, and gives them majestic as well as other most singular forms. Masses have been seen assuming the shape of a Gothic church, with arched windows and doors, and all the rich drapery of that style, composed of what an Arabian tale •would scarcely dare to relate, of crystal of the richest sapphirine blue; tables with one or more feet; and often immense flat-roofed temples, like those of Luxor on the Nile, supported by round transparent columns of cwrulean...
Página 342 - Paso) to its western termination; thence northward along the western line of New Mexico until it Intersects the first branch of the river Gila...
Página 330 - I am making myself as strong as possible, in the intention that if we are unjustly attacked we will fight to extremity and refuse quarter (!), trusting to our country to avenge our death.
Página 35 - ... They had good figures and pleasant-looking countenances, low foreheads and high cheek-bones, with broad faces, the lower part projecting ; their hair was coarse and cut short on the crown, leaving a narrow border of hair hanging down ; over this they wore a kind of cap or band of skin or woollen yarn.
Página 106 - ... quarrels for the most part are occasioned by the fair sex, and being the cause, they usually are the greatest sufferers ; for the waddy is applied to their heads in a most unmerciful style, and few old women are to be seen who do not bear unquestionable marks of the hard usage they have received. The husband who suspects another of seducing his wife, either kills one or both.