A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Volumen12

W. Blackwood, 1824

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Página 394 - Norway, well knew that extreme cold, especially when joined with fatigue, produces a torpor and sleepiness that are almost irresistible : He therefore conjured the company to keep moving, whatever pain it might cost them, and whatever relief they might be promised by an inclination to rest: Whoever sits down, says he, will sleep ; and whoever sleeps, will wake no more.
Página 363 - Its appearance at sunset was very striking; when the sun was below the horizon, and the rest of the island appeared of a deep black, the mountain still reflected his rays, and glowed with a warmth of colour which no painting can express.
Página 432 - ... the music of this country: four persons performed upon flutes, which had only two stops, and therefore could not sound more than four notes, by half tones : they were sounded like our German flutes, except that the performer, instead of applying it to his mouth, blew into it with one nostril, while he stopped the other with his thumb : to these instruments four other persons sung, and kept very good time ; but only one tune was played during the whole concert.
Página 420 - To endeavour by every fair means to cultivate a friendship with the natives, and to treat them with all imaginable humanity.
Página 388 - Maire, and the indraught of the Streight of Magellan. Having continued to range the coast on the 14th, we entered the Streight of Le Maire; but the tide turning against us, drove us out with great violence, and raised such a sea off Cape St Diego, that the waves had exactly the same appearance as they would have had if they had broke over a ledge of rocks; and when the ship was in this torrent, she frequently pitched, so that the bowsprit was under water.
Página 392 - ... went from one part of the ship to another, and looked at the vast variety of new objects that every moment presented themselves, without any expression either of wonder or pleasure, for the vociferation of our exorcist seemed to be neither. After having been on board about two hours, they expressed a desire to go ashore. A boat was immediately ordered, and Mr. Banks thought fit to accompany them. He landed them in safety, and conducted them to their companions, among whom he remarked the same...
Página 45 - ... the squadron in which Anson made his famous voyage. On January 15, 1765, Byron sailed into a harbour on the north coast of West Falkland, which he called Port Egmont, or Egmont Harbour, after the Earl of Egmont, then at the head of the Admiralty. " Of this harbour," he wrote, " and all the adjoining islands I took possession for His Majesty King George the Third of Great Britain under the name of Falkland's Island.
Página 409 - I cannot in any case concur in recommending the running into the latitude of 61 or 62, before any endeavour is made to stand to the westward. We found neither the current nor the storms which the running so far to the southward is supposed necessary to avoid ; and, indeed, as the winds almost constantly blow from that quarter, it is scarcely possible to pursue the advice. The navigator has no choice but to stand to the southward, close upon a wind, and by keeping upon that tack, he will not only...
Página 461 - ... stimulated to the effort by some uncommon circumstances or situation. These Indians effected what to us appeared to be supernatural, merely by the application of such powers as they possessed in common with us, and all other men who have no particular infirmity or defect. The truth of the observation is also manifest from more familiar instances. The ropedancer and balance-master owe their art, not to any peculiar liberality of nature, but to an accidental improvement of her common gifts ; and...
Página 496 - Tupia sustained himself in this scene with a firmness and resolution truly admirable : he wept, indeed, but the effort that he made to conceal his tears, concurred, with them, to do him honour.

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