A voyage through the islands of the Pacific Ocean

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Carlton & Phillips, 1856 - History - 168 pages
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Page 18 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters ; These men see the works of the LORD : and His wonders in the deep.
Page 115 - Captain was thereby prevailed on to leave the vessel, accompanied by his chief officer, with three boats manned, to get the spars on board, the natives who had arrived in the ship being of the party, which was accompanied by a number of others in their canoes. The boats were conducted to a river, on entering which they were out of sight of the ship ; and. after proceeding some distance up, Captain Thompson was invited to land, and mark the spars he wanted. The boats landed accordingly, the tide being...
Page 75 - Both sexes wear necklaces, made of strings of small variegated shells; and an ornament, in the form of the handle of a cup, about two inches long, and half an inch broad, made of wood, stone, or ivory, finely polished, which is hung about the neck, by fine threads of twisted hair, doubled sometimes an hundred fold.
Page 118 - The sa't provisions, flour, and spirits they threw overboard as unpalatable ; the carriage guns they did the same with, considering them useless ; the muskets they prized very much ; and one of the savages, in his eagerness to try one, stove in the head of a...
Page 55 - ... blows. I shall now give a particular description of a house of a middling size, from which, as the structure is universally the same, a perfect idea may be formed both of those that are bigger, and those that are less. The ground which it covers is an oblong square...
Page 144 - They consist often of the bark of a single tree, bent in the middle, and placed on its two ends in the ground, affording shelter to only one miserable tenant.
Page 55 - ... with a wall. The roof is thatched with palm-leaves, and the floor is covered, some inches deep, with soft hay ; over this are laid mats,- so that the whole is one cushion, upon which they sit in the day, and sleep in the night. In...
Page 116 - THOMPSON with their mal-treatment ; informing him at the same time, that he should have no spars there but what he could procure himself. The Captain appeared careless of the disappointment, and with his people turned towards the boats; at which instant they were assaulted with clubs and axes, which the assailants had till then concealed under their dresses ; and although the boats...
Page 88 - Europe. There was not an inch of waste ground ; the roads occupied no more space than was absolutely necessary ; the fences did not take up above four inches each ; and even this was not wholly lost, for in many were planted some useful trees or plants. It was every-where the same ; change of place altered not the scene. Nature, assisted by a little art, no where appears in more splendour than at this isle.
Page 117 - ... by the old king landed on the nearest point, though closely pursued. The pursuit was continued on shore. They were all overtaken, and Tippahee was forcibly held while the murder of the unhappy fugitives was perpetrated. A female passenger and two children, who were afterwards found in the cabin, were spared from the massacre, and taken on shore to a hut, in which situation Mr. Berry and Captain Pattison, of the City of Edinburgh, found when they rescued them.

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