Australia, Our Colonies, and Other Islands of the Sea

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American Book Company, 1904 - Počet stran: 388

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Strana 127 - Requiem Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.
Strana 264 - This national park is certainly very high up in the air. The summer visitors who live at the base of the great mountains...
Strana 346 - So loving, so tractable, so peaceable are these people," says Columbus in his journal, " that I swear to your Majesties, there is not in the world a better nation, nor a better land. They love their neighbors as themselves; and their discourse is ever sweet and gentle, and accompanied with a smile ; and though it is true that they are naked, yet their manners are decorous and praiseworthy.
Strana 336 - Representatives; one representative of the judicial branch of the Government to be appointed, for a term of four years, by the Chief Justice of the United States; one representative...
Strana 216 - Some tribes believe that the persons whose heads they take will become their slaves in the next world...
Strana 7 - Australia and the chief islands of the vorld, especially those which have become colonies or dependencies of the United States, including Porto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, and Cuba.
Strana 354 - ... height and flowers about September, and fades again towards the end of the year. When the stalks are wholly withered, the root is thought to be full-grown, and fit to dry, which is generally done in January and February following. When these are dug up, they are picked and cleaned, and scalded gradually in boiling water. After this, they are spread out in the sun to dry, from day to day, until sufficiently aired for packing. The larger spreading roots are generally called "hands" in Jamaica,...
Strana 225 - Lin. ; a native of the Moluccas. The tree attains a height of 20 to 30 feet and greatly resembles our pear tree. The fruit, which is singularly beautiful is pearshaped, about the size of an apricot. As it ripens, the pulp, which is nearly half-an-inch thick, and of a whitish colour, opens and displays the nutmeg in its black and shining shell, encircled by a network of mace. The tree begins to bear when ten years old, and goes on improving during the space of a century.
Strana 193 - The land is everywhere green. The plains are covered with plantations of rice, sugar, and hemp, and the mountains are so wooded that they look blue in the distance, rolling on and on in smoky masses until lost in the lowhanging clouds. The coasts are bordered with cocoanut trees...

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