Deutsche geographische Blätter, Volumes 23-24

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Page 127 - The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest people in the world. The Hodmadods of Monomatapa,* though a nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen to these; who have no houses and skin garments, sheep, poultry, and fruits of the earth, ostrich eggs, etc.
Page 147 - Jahrbuch der Astronomie und Geophysik. Enthaltend die •wichtigsten Fortschritte auf den Gebieten der Astrophysik, Meteorologie und physikalischen Erdkunde.
Page 127 - They have no houses, but lie in the open air, without any covering, the earth being their bed, and the heaven their canopy.
Page 126 - New Holland is a very, large tract of land. It is not yet determined whether it is an island or a main continent; but I am certain that it joins neither to Asia, Africa, nor America.
Page 52 - Half-Moons and Flankers and a great many Guns mounted on the Battlements : so that what with the "Walls and fine buildings within the Fort, the large town of Maderas without it, the Pyramids of the English Tombs, Houses, and Gardens adjacent, and the variety of fine Trees scatter'd up and down, it makes as agreeable a Landskip as I have anywhere seen.
Page 130 - The land animals that we saw here were only a sort of raccoons, different from those of the West Indies, chiefly as to their legs, for these have very short forelegs, but go jumping upon them as the others do (and like them are very good meat...
Page 141 - A Voyage to The South Sea, and Round The World, performed in the Years 1708, 1709, 1710 and 1711.
Page 125 - Men of mean statures; small Limbs, straight Bodies, and little Heads. Their Faces are oval, their Foreheads flat, with black small Eyes, short low Noses, pretty large Mouths; their Lips thin and red, their Teeth black, yet very sound, their Hair black and straight, the colour of their Skin tawney, but inclining to a brighter yellow than some other Indians, especially the Women.
Page 39 - The London Gazette contains the following notification : " St James's, April 18th, 1703. Captain William Dampier being prepared to depart on another voyage to the West Indies, had the honour to kiss her majesty's hand on Friday last, being introduced by his royal highness the lord-high-admiral.
Page 56 - ... the Second Dutch War, learning to use with some precision the blunderbuss and cutlass; then he was highjacked and sent to the Isle of Jamaica where he worked for six months on a plantation in semi-slavery. Between the years 1675-78 he was cutting logwood in the Spanish territory of Campeche, Mexico. ("It is not my business to determine how far we might have a right of cutting wood there") ; then in 1680, after sundry adventures, he turned buccaneer. In the company of an iron-limbed crew, men...

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