A Narrative of Four Voyages: To the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean ; from the Year 1822 to 1831 ...

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J. & J. Harper, 1832 - Cannibalism - 492 pages
 

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Page 121 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 Solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms Than reign in this horrible place.
Page 399 - Cowards die many times before their deaths ; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
Page 402 - If I have told you of earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things ?
Page 117 - But what seems the most extraordinary in this animal, is the length of time that it can exist without food ; for I have been well assured that they have been piled away among the casks in the hold of a ship, where they have been kept eighteen months, and when killed at the expiration of that time, were found to have suffered no diminution in fatness or excellence.
Page 311 - I do not wonder that you turn pale at my just rebuke, and tremble there like culprits at the gangway. But how much more will you tremble when you are arraigned before the bar of divine justice, and...
Page 403 - I should tell how hurtful customs, and superstitions strange and sullen, would often scatter and dismay the credulous minds of these deluded innocents ; and then would I point out to him where now, in clustered villages, they live like brethren, social and confiding, while through the burning day, content sits basking on the cheek of toil, till laughing pastime leads them to the hour of rest — this too is mine!
Page 130 - The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, and blessed be the name of the Lord.
Page 32 - ... saint; and the town, which is the capital of the Portuguese dominions in America, derives its name from the river, which indeed is rather an arm of the sea, for it did not appear to receive any considerable stream of fresh water: It stands on a plain, close to the shore, on the west side of the bay, at the foot of several high mountains which rise behind it. It is neither ill designed nor ill built; the houses, in general, are of stone, and two stories high; every house having, after the manner...
Page 324 - When orient dews impearl the enamell'd lawn ; Than from his sides in bright suffusion flow, That now with gold empyreal seem to glow; Now in pellucid sapphires meet the view, And emulate the soft celestial hue; Now beam a flaming crimson on the eye, And now assume the purple's deeper dye...
Page 137 - Bahia may be instantaneously understood by reference to the chart of the harbour, which exhibits the anchorage, &c. Here fleets, riding on clear ground, may be sheltered from every wind, and surrounded by a country exuberantly rich, in a gulf which seems as if formed by nature for the emporium of the universe...

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