Narrative of a Voyage to the Southern Atlantic Ocean in the Years 1828, 29, 30: Performed in H. M. Sloop Chanticleer, Under the Command of the Late Captain Henry Foster, F. R. S. &C. by Order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, Bind 1


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Side 316 - From the foregoing statements it may be safely inferred that " the mean height of the barometer at the level of the sea being the same in every part of the globe...
Side 231 - At Lisboa's court they told their dread escape, And from her raging tempests, named the Cape. Thou southmost Point, the joyful king exclaimed, Cape of Good Hope be thou for ever named.
Side 192 - Tis sweet to see the evening star appear; 'Tis sweet to listen as the night-winds creep From leaf to leaf; 'tis sweet to view on high The rainbow, based on ocean, span the sky.
Side 141 - We had frequent occasion, in our walks on shore, to remark the deception which takes place in estimating the distance and magnitude of objects, when viewed over an unvaried surface of snow. It was not uncommon for us to direct our steps towards what we took to be a large mass of stone, at the distance of half a mile from us, but which we were able to take up in our hands after one minute's walk. This was more particularly the case when ascending the brow of a hill.
Side 89 - The southern wind now ceases, and is followed by variable winds from the northward. Heavy clouds are thus brought over; and lightning, accompanied by thunder, follows in a most terrific manner. The wind veers gradually to the westward in violent gusts, the lightning becomes more vivid, and the thunder more awful; a gale of wind follows from the SW more violent, but of short duration, and fine weather ensues.
Side 128 - Fancy follow'd with immortal force ? There's not a blossom fondled by the breeze, There's not a fruit that beautifies the trees, There's not a particle in sea or air, But nature owns thy plastic influence there ! With fearful gaze, still be it mine to see How all is fill'd and vivified by Thee ; Upon thy mirror, earth's majestic view, To paint Thy Presence, and to feel it too.
Side 116 - I have seen two from which might be produced a tun of oil; but after a residence of three months on the land without food, they become, as might be expected, very lean and emaciated. About the middle of December, their young being old enough to take the water, the whole breeding herd leave the shore, to follow where instinct leads among the hidden recesses of the deep. About the first of January the brood of the previous year come on shore to renew their coats; and in the middle of February the full-grown...
Side 373 - Chinese as a bait in fishing. The infusion of cockroaches is also used in medicine, and Mr. Webster, surgeon of HMS Chanticleer, states that common salt and water, saturated with the juices of the cockroach, has all the odour, and some of the flavour and qualities, of soy ; so that the sailors' notion, after all, may not be far from the truth.
Side 253 - Some of his letters, written at this time, express a strong hope and confidence that he should at length be able to justify the high expectations which had been formed of the Observatory, and that his work would bear a comparison in accuracy, though not in extent, with that of any other establishment.
Side 110 - When the female has selected her lodgings, and become settled in the rookery, her partner is unremitting in his cares to afford her protection, and render her situation comfortable; nor does she evince the slightest indications of jealousy while he is showing the same polite attentions to a dozen other wives! Here, I believe, my former comparison does not exactly hold good.