The Early History of South Australia: A Romantic Experiment in Colonization, 1836-1857

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Methodist Book Depot, 1907 - South Australia - 393 pages
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Page 197 - for ye have taken away the key of knowledge, ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Page 25 - A spot has at length been found upon the South C'oast of New Holland to which the colonist might venture with every prospect of success, and in whose valleys the exile might hope to build for himself and for his family a peaceful and prosperous home. All
Page 293 - sleep to his eyes, nor slumber to his eyelids till he had found out a place for the Lord, a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob,
Page 244 - The horrors of my situation glared upon me in such startling reality as for an instant almost to paralyse the mind. At the dead of night, in the wildest and most inhospitable waste of Australia, with the fierce wind raging in unison with the scene of violence before me,
Page 252 - and heated region into which we had penetrated as effectively as if we had wintered at the pole. . . . Providence had, in its all-wise purposes, guided us to the only spot in that wide-spread desert where our wants could have been permanently supplied, but had there stayed our further progress into a region that almost appeared to be forbidden ground.
Page 25 - agree as to the richness of its soil, and the abundance of its pastures. Indeed, if we cast our eyes upon the chart and examine the natural features of the country behind Cape Jervis, we shall no longer wonder at its differing in soil and fertility from the low and sandy tracts that generally prevail along the shores of Australia.
Page 244 - was left, with a single native, whose fidelity I could not rely upon, and who, for aught I knew, might be in league with the other two, who perhaps were even now lurking about with the view of taking away my life.
Page 244 - He who had faithfully served me for many years, who had followed my fortunes in adversity and in prosperity, who had accompanied me in all my wanderings, and whose attachment to me had been his sole inducement to remain with me in this last and (to him)
Page 268 - A voyage expressly undertaken for discovery in an open boat, and in which 600 miles of coast, mostly in a boisterous climate, was explored, has not perhaps its equal in the annals of maritime history.
Page 290 - in Whose hand thy breath is, and Whose are all thy ways, thou hast not glorified.'

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