Adventures of British Seamen in the Southern Ocean: Displaying the Striking Contrasts which the Human Character Exhibits in an Uncivilized State

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Constable and Company, 1827 - Bounty Mutiny, 1789 - 353 pages
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Page 340 - I will arise and go to my father, and say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son : make me as one of thy hired servants.
Page 244 - The fruit grows on the boughs like apples: it is as big as • a penny loaf when wheat is at five shillings the bushel; it is of a round shape, and hath a thick tough rind. When the fruit is ripe, it is yellow and soft, and the taste is sweet and pleasant. The natives of Guam use it for bread.
Page 245 - They gather it, when full grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in an oven, which scorcheth the rind and makes it black ; but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains a tender thin crust ; and the inside is soft, tender, and white,' like the crumb of a penny loaf. There is neither seed nor stone in the inside, but all is of a pure substance like bread. It must be eaten new ; for if it is kept above twenty - four hours, it grows harsh and choky ; but is very pleasant...
Page 213 - House the unfortunate death of this young man, and received orders to conduct everything with proper decency respecting his funeral. He was interred in Rotherhithe churchyard, the captain and his brother attending. All the young people of 'the academy joined in this testimony of regard ; and the concourse of people at the church was so great, that it appeared as if the whole parish had assembled to join in seeing the last ceremonies paid to one who was so much beloved by all who had known him.
Page 228 - Joseph would not be denied, and brought him in in spite of this order, the attendants at the door not liking to refuse my brother, especially as he said that he would be answerable for the consequences. I received him very politely, heard his business, and replied, that I was very sorry it was not in my power to comply with his request, as it was contrary to the laws, and would do an injustice to many others. Madame de Sta'e'l was not however contented with this.
Page 200 - He could scarcely conceive what it meant. He jumped in, and jumped out again ; felt and pulled aside the curtains ; got into bed, and then got out a second time to admire its exterior form. At length, having become acquainted with its use and convenience, he laid himself down to sleep, saying " that in England there was a house for everything." HIS CONDUCT IN ENGLAND. " It was not, I believe, more than a week after his arrival," continues the narrative of Mr Keate, " when I was invited by my late...
Page 197 - All convenient opportunities were allotted to gratify this wish of his young pupil, who discovered great readiness in comprehending every information given him. On arriving at St Helena, he was much struck with the soldiers and cannon on the fortifications ; and the coming...
Page 306 - ... to meet with the most friendly and best of people to relieve our distresses — I say, when I reflect on all these wonderful escapes, the remembrance of such great mercies enables me to bear with resignation and cheerfulness the failure of an expedition, the success of which I had so much at heart, and which was frustrated at a time when I was congratulating myself on the fairest prospect of being able to complete it in a manner that would fully have answered the intention of his Majesty, and...
Page 304 - ... whose ghastly countenances, if the cause had been unknown, would rather have excited terror than pity. Our bodies were nothing but skin and bones, our limbs were full of sores, and we were clothed in rags...
Page 75 - They make also bunches or tassels of the same, which they hold in their hands. " When drawn out, they form themselves into circles of two or three deep, one within another. In general, an elderly man amongst them begins in a very solemn tone something like a song, or long sentence — for our countrymen could not discriminate which it was — and when he comes to a pause, or what we should call the end of a stanza, a chorus is struck up, and the dancers all join in concert, still continuing their...

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