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songs in rhyme--Specimen of their music An account of their various sporta and games --The pastimes of a day Conclusion,
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959 A Vocabulary, Tonga and English, A Vocabulary, English and Tonga,
The Port au Prince sails from Gravesend_Arrives in the
River of Plate - Touches at the Falkland IslandsDoubles Cape Horn-Fally in with the Earl St. Vincent, South whalerAttempts to cut two whalers (that had been taken by the Spaniards) out of the Bay of Conception--Accident to Thomas Turner - Arrives in Coquimbo Ronde-Desertion of eleven men--Captures three Spanish brigs-Attacke the town of Arica-Captures the town of Hilo and burns it to the ground Loss of the Begonio brig by tireCaptures a small Spanish brig Pieks up a boat with six hands on board, belonging to the Minerva, South whaler, whose crew had mutinied -Palle in with the Luey privateer - In company with the Lucy, engages the Spanish frigate Astræa Makes Chatham Island, and parte company with the Lucy Arrives on the whaling ground-Makes the Isle of Plate
-Captures three Spanish vessels-Anchors in Tacames Roads--Sails and anchors in Tola roads-Friendly reception from the governor of Tola-Anecdote of the governor's daughter.
she weighed anchor again, passed through the Downs with a fair wind, and, sailing down the Channel, proceeded on her intended voyage. No particular circumstance, worth mentioning, occurred during several weeks, except the loss of a seaman, who was found one morning dead in his hammock, without having had much previous illness. The wind continued fair, but variable. On the 20th of March, in the afternoon, the mizen mast gave way by the jerk of a swell, and was found much decayed under the copper, in the way of the mizen gaff: this dámage, however, by the next day was completely repaired. On her arrival (April 9) in lat. 21. 55. long. 38. 38. a very heavy gale came on, The foretopsail yard, being now discovered to be rotten in the slings, was sent down and replaced by a new one. The gale continued to increase, and from three to five in the morning, continual flashes of lightning came on from different quarters, with loud and repeated claps of thunder, succeeded by very heavy rains.
From this period till the time of her arrival off the river of Plate, the weather was changeable, and for the most part stormy.
On the 6th of May she commenced her cruize in this river; nothing particular, however, occurred for several days, except the loss of a boy, who
accidentally fell overboard and was drowned, in spite of every exertion made to save him. On the 13th, being off the island of Lobos, a boat was sent on shore to reconnoitre. In the evening she returned, without having discovered any inhabitants; a number of seals, however, were seen, and proper apparatus for skinning them, which in all probability had been used by persons from the main land, in the habit of resorting to this island for the ex. press purpose of procuring seal skins.
On Tuesday, the 14th, two boats were sent on shore to the high land above Maldonado, to reconnoitre and kill wild cattle, which were seen in abundance; the vessel in the mean time plied in a bay under the bigla land. The boats returned next morning at eight o'clock, with one bull, not having been able to kill more, on account of the storminess of the weather, which rendered them too wild. The crew were detained on shore much longer than they otherwise would have been, on account of the desertion of two men, who had been left to take care of the bonts; and after a search of several hours, without effect, they were under the necessity of returning without them. About three hour's after their arrival on board, the two men in question were seen on the beach, making wig