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Four Years in the Government Exploring Expedition: Commanded by Captain ...
George Musalas Colvocoresses
Sin vista previa disponible - 2008
afternoon American anchor appeared arms arrived Australia beach beautiful boats Callao canoe Captain Hudson Captain Wilkes chiefs coast cocoa-nut color commenced consisted covered crew dress early hour east Emmons encampment feet Fejee fire Flying Fish ground harbor height hills houses Hudson's Bay Company hundred huts Indians inhabitants interior island January killed king land large number latitude Levuka Lieutenant longitude mats miles missionaries morning mountains muskets natives night noon Northwest Company o'clock observed officers party passed Peacock piece Pomare II Porpoise present principal Raraka reached received reef residing Rewa river rocks sail sailors schooner seen sent ship shore side sight soil soon South Wales southward squadron stood stream sunset survey Tahiti tion Tonga town trees tribes Tutuilla under-way Underwood valleys Valparaiso vegetation vessels Vincennes weather westward Wilkes Henry wind women yards
Página 207 - As when the moon, refulgent lamp of night! O'er heaven's clear azure spreads her sacred light, When not a breath disturbs the deep serene, And not a cloud o'ercasts the solemn scene; Around her throne the vivid planets roll, And stars unnumbered gild the glowing pole; O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head.
Página 190 - No, never shall I lose the trace Of what I've felt in this bright place. And, should my spirit's hope grow weak, Should I, oh God, e'er doubt thy power, This mighty scene again I'll seek, At the same calm and glowing hour, And here, at the sublimest shrine That Nature ever rear'd to Thee, Rekindle all that hope divine, And feel my immortality ! EXTRACT II.
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 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...
Página 217 - And lose them in each other, as appears In every bud that blows ? If fancy then Unequal, fail beneath the pleasing task, Ah ! what shall language do...
Página 367 - ... who will allow a salvage, or portion of the property so saved, to those who may aid in saving and protecting the same and no embezzlement will be permitted under any circumstances whatever.
Página 346 - China for opium, a drug whose importation has of late years exceeded the aggregate value of every other English import combined, deserves some particular notice, especially in connexion with the revenues of British India, of which it forms an important item.
Página 184 - His dominion seems now to be completely established. He is not only a great warrior and politician, but a very acute trader, and a. match for any European in driving a bargain. He is well acquainted with the different weights and measures, and the value which all articles ought to bear in exchange with each other ; and is ever ready to take the advantage of the necessities of those who apply to him or his people for supplies.
Página 106 - They are proud and insolent, and nothing will induce them to acknowledge any human being as their superior, or to show any marks of respect. They address the settlers without the Mr. prefixed to their names ; and on entering a room, they never salute or remain standing, but immediately seat themselves. Jealousy is a prominent feature in the character of the men. The husband who suspects another of seducing his wife, either kills one or both.