The Life of John Ledyard, the American Traveller: Comprising Selections from His Journals and Correspondence

Hilliard and Brown, 1829 - 310 sivua

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First edition of Ledyard's biography. Details his voyage with Cook in 1778, his journey through Siberia as well as his arrest in Yakutsk and eventual release. Ledyard was an early believer in the ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Sivu 285 - So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Sivu ii - In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, hy securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Sivu 252 - In wandering over the barren plains of inhospitable Denmark, through honest Sweden, frozen Lapland, rude and churlish Finland, unprincipled Russia, and the wide-spread regions of the wandering Tartar, if hungry, dry, cold, wet, or sick, woman has ever been friendly to me, and uniformly so ; and to add to this virtue, so worthy of the appellation of benevolence, these actions have been performed in so free and so kind a manner, that if I was dry I drank the sweet draught, and if hungry ate the coarse...
Sivu ii - An act supplementary to an act, entitled * An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to tho authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; ' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Sivu ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Sivu 288 - I am accustomed to hardships. 1 have known both hunger and nakedness to the utmost extremity of human suffering. I have known what it is to have food given me as charity to a madman ; and I have at times been obliged to shelter myself under the miseries of that character, to avoid a heavier calamity.
Sivu 102 - It was also equally evident from the looks of the natives, as well as every other appearance, that our former friendship was at an end, and that we had nothing to do but to hasten our departure to some different island, where our vices were not known, and where our extrinsic virtues might gain us another short space of being wondered at, and doing as we pleased, or, as our tars expressed it, of being happy by the month.
Sivu 277 - Before I had learned from the note the name and business of my visitor, I was struck with the manliness of his person, the breadth of his chest, the openness of his countenance, and the inquietude of his eye.
Sivu 67 - I had no sooner beheld these Americans, than I set them down for the same kind of people, that inhabit the opposite side of the continent. They are rather above the middle stature, copper-colored, and of an athletic make. They have long black hair, which they generally wear in a club on the top of the head ; they fill it, when dressed, with oil, paint, and the down of birds. They also paint their faces with red, blue, and white colors, but from whence they had them, or how they were prepared, they...
Sivu 106 - Cook, when he attempted to make them quit Teraiobu. Some of the crowd now cried out, that Cook was going to take their king from them and kill him, and there was one in particular that advanced towards Cook in an attitude that alarmed one of the guard, who presented his bayonet and opposed him, acquainting Cook in the mean time of the danger of his situation, and that the Indians in a few minutes would attack him; that he had overheard the man, whom he had just stopped from rushing in upon him, say...

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