The Voyages of Captain James Cook: Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings on Wood. With an Appendix, Giving an Account of the Present Condition of the South Sea Islands, &c. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [-II.].

William Smith, 1842

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Side 380 - It was ridiculous enough to see them stroking the sides, and patting the bellies of the sailors (who were certainly much improved in the sleekness of their looks, during our short stay in the island), and telling them, partly by signs, and partly by words, that it was time for them to go; but if they would come again the next bread-fruit season, they should be better able to supply their wants.
Side 211 - ... be too late to go back to their old less perfect contrivances, which they now despise, and have discontinued, since the introduction of ours. For, by the time that the iron tools, of which they are now possessed, are worn out, they will have almost lost the knowledge of their own. A stone hatchet is, at present, as rare a thing amongst them as an iron one was eight years ago ; and a chisel of bone, or stone, is not to be seen.
Side 532 - China ; the advantages that might be derived from a voyage to that part of the American coast, undertaken with commercial views, appear to me of a degree of importance sufficient to call for the attention of the public.
Side 71 - were afraid to come near our cows and horses, nor did they form the least conception of their nature. But the sheep and goats did not surpass the limits of their ideas ; for they gave us to understand that they knew them to be birds.
Side 371 - Webber, was one of the finest men I ever saw. He was about six feet high, had regular and expressive features, with lively, dark eyes ; his carriage was easy, firm, and graceful.
Side 234 - And further, in looking at Captain Cook's account a little more minutely, we see evidence in the narration itself of the correctness of this view. " At first," he says, " on entering the ship, they endeavoured to steal everything they came near, or rather to take it openly, as what we either should not resent or not hinder.
Side 147 - ... by the known rules of right, and with profligacy producing extreme indigence, and neglecting the means of relieving it. But at the Friendly and other islands which we visited, the thefts so frequently committed by the natives, of what we had brought along with us, may be fairly traced to less culpable motives. They seemed to arise, solely from an intense curiosity or desire to possess something which they had not been accustomed to before, and belonging to a sort of people so different from themselves.
Side 200 - Omai, from being much caressed in England, lost sight of his original condition, and never considered in what manner his acquisitions, either of knowledge or of riches, would be estimated by his countrymen at his return ; which were the only things he could have to recommend him to them now more than before, and on which he could build either his future greatness or happiness.
Side 464 - At eight in the morning of the 21st, the wind freshening, and the fog clearing away, we saw the American coast to the south-east, at the distance of eight or ten leagues, and hauled in for it ; but were stopped again by the ice, and obliged to bear away to the westward, along the edge of it. At noon, the latitude, by account, was 69° 34' and longitude 193°, and the depth of water twenty-four fathoms.
Side 115 - ... what the performers delivered in their speeches. However, the mere acting part, independently of the sentences repeated, was well worth our notice, both with respect to the extensive plan on which it was executed, and to the various motions, as well as the exact unity, with which they were performed.

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