The History of Tasmania, Volume 2

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Author's copy. Printed, with MS. corrections and annotations by the author. Handwriting identical with that in a letter from West to Edward Wise, 5 June 1864 in ML MSS. 1327/3, pp. 315-317. 1. pp. 209-340 are missing, with blank pages inserted at the back used for annotations. 2. identical with other copies of the volume.

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Page 145 - FROM distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much eclat, or beat of drum ; True patriots all, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good...
Page 184 - Rocks, caves, lakes, fens, bogs, dens, and shades of death, A universe of death ; which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good ; Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, inutterable, and worse Than fables yet have feigned, or fear conceived, Gorgons, and hydras, and chimeras dire.
Page 209 - The hour of my departure's come, I hear the voice that calls me home : Now, O my God ! let trouble cease ; Now let thy servant die in peace.
Page 285 - Hereditary bondsmen ! know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?
Page 345 - There was a period when the slightest concession would have satisfied the Americans; but all the world was in heroics ; one set of gentlemen met at the Lamb, and another at the Lion: blood and treasure men, breathing war, vengeance, and contempt; and in eight years afterwards, an awkward looking gentleman in plain clothes walked up to the drawing-room of St.
Page 145 - But, you inquire, what could our breast inflame, With this new passion for Theatric fame; What, in the practice of our former days, Could shape our talents to exhibit plays? Your patience, Sirs, some observations made, You'll grant us equal to the scenic trade. He, who to midnight ladders is no stranger, You'll own will make an admirable ranger.
Page 103 - Sed cum omnia ratione animoque lustraris, omnium societatum nulla est gravior, nulla carior quam ea, quae cum re publica est uni cuique nostrum. Cari sunt parentes, cari liberi, propinqui, familiares, sed omnes omnium caritates patria una complexa est, pro qua quis bonus dubitet mortem oppetere, si ei sit profuturus?
Page 160 - Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.
Page 379 - The Scots whom God delivered into your hands at Dunbar,' says Cotton, ' and whereof sundry were sent hither, — we have been desirous, as we could to make their yoke easy. Such as were sick of the scurvy, or other diseases, have not wanted physic and chirurgery. They have not been sold for Slaves, to perpetual servitude ; but for six, or seven, or eight years, as we do our own.
Page 145 - And well-tried Harlequins with us abound; From "durance vile" our precious selves to keep, We often had recourse to th' flying leap; To a black face have sometimes ow'd escape, And Hounslow Heath has prov'd the worth of crape.

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