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Page 147 - To explore, enjoy and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and cooperation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Page 93 - Adelphi, during their residence there, amounted to no greater an average than seventeen shillings a head per day for their table : as they ate little or no butcher's meat, but lived chiefly on fish, poultry, and fruit, by no means the cheapest articles in London, their gluttony could not have been great. So far from their always preferring the strongest liquors, their favourite beverage was some cider, with which they had been presented by Mr. Canning.
Page 91 - Guards regiment, in their full uniform, was playing military airs. Her savage Majesty appeared much more occupied by the red-plumed hats of the musicians than by the music. She ought to have been pleased to see that the officer's helmet of her Court surpassed them as to colour. From there they were conducted into the dining-room, where there was a fine collation. The two ladies were seated alone at a table placed across the room, and ate some cake and drank wine. They appeared awkward in all their...
Page 90 - Lowenstein, their son, and my sister, to Mr. Canning's, the Secretary " of State, who received for the first time the King and Queen of the " Sandwich Islands. They arrived in the midst of a numerous assembly " of all the best society, and all en grande toilette for a large assembly " given at Northumberland House. Mr. Canning entered, giving his " hand to a large black woman more than six feet high, and broad in " proportion, muffled up in a striped gauze dress with short sleeves, "
Page 125 - Kawelo rose up with his war club and spear in hand and rushed upon the multitude. He struck from side to side, and the people fell like the leaves of trees in a whirlwind. Again new bodies of warriors hastened from Aikanaka. Kamalama, the seven spearmen and the two adopted boys fought this army and drove it back under a cliff where Aikanaka had his headquarters. The seven spearmen, known in the legends as Naulu — the seven breadfruit trees — were afraid and retreated to the boat.
Page 90 - Canning entered, giving his hand to a large black woman more than six feet high, and broad in proportion, muffled up in a striped gauze dress with short sleeves, leaving uncovered enormous black arms, half covered again with white gloves ; an enormous gauze turban upon her head ; black hair, not curled, but very short ; a small bag in her hand, and I do not know what upon her neck, where there was no gauze. It was with difficulty that the Minister and his company could preserve a proper gravity for...
Page 90 - They arrived in the midst of a numerous assembly, all of the best society, and all en grande toilette for a large assembly given at Northumberland House. Mr. Canning entered, giving his hand to a large black woman more than six feet high, and broad in proportion, muffled up in a striped gauze dress with short sleeves, leaving uncovered enormous black arms, half covered again with white gloves...
Page 182 - Give me proof, by going and throwing yourself from yonder precipice, and, while falling, call on your God to shield you, and if you escape unharmed, I will then embrace the worship of your God.
Page 91 - King was shorter than his four courtiers, but they all looked very strong, and, except the King, all taller than the majority of those who surrounded them. The two ladies were seated before the fire in the gallery for some time. Mrs. Canning was presented first to them, and then the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Prince Leopold. The Queen took the Duchess of Gloucester by the arm and shook it. One should have pitied them for the way in which all eyes were turned upon them, and for all the...