A Voyage Round the World: In the Years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804, in which the Author Visited the Principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean and the English Settlements of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, Volum 1

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R. Phillips, 1805
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Pàgina 62 - Every day are men and women to be seen in the streets of Sydney and Paramatta, naked as in the moment of their birth. In vain have the more humane of the officers of the colony endeavoured to improve their condition : they still persist...
Pàgina 64 - Their hair is matted with a moss, and what they call ornamented with sharks' teeth : and a piece of wood, like a skewer, is fixed in the cartilages of the nose. In a word, they compose altogether the most loathsome and disgusting tribe on the surface of the globe. Their principal subsistence is drawn from the sea and rivers, the grand storehouse of nature in all the...
Pàgina 117 - ... road ; he was instantly struck with the idea that this must be the man, the object of such general pursuit. Animated with this belief, he exerted his utmost efforts to seize him, and after a vigorous opposition on the part of the poor fugitive, finally succeeded in his design. It was to no purpose to assure the affrighted wretch that his life was safe, and that his apprehension was only sought to relieve him from a life more suited to a beast than a human creature. The news of this apprehension...
Pàgina 228 - ... motions were discovered by the natives on shore. The wretches, seeing the ship under sail, hailed us with a most hideous and savage howling, mingled with mutual reproaches and upbraidings for not keeping a better look-out, as the ship would now be for ever lost to them. By this time, nearly two in the morning, we had moved off...
Pàgina 229 - ... again be thrown into the hands of this treacherous and savage people. This proposal was agreed to ; as it must have been extremely difficult, however desirable, to recover our anchors. When we had now fairly escaped without the harbour, and were about hoisting in the boat, one of the men, in hauling her from under the counter, perceived a long thick rope towing astern, which was fastened to the rudder five or six feet under water, and was most probably the very rope by which the natives had drawn...
Pàgina 212 - ... though we continued to play on those quarters whence their fire seemed to proceed. Their noise and clamour remained unabated, and we could discover, by the fury of their menaces, both their hopes of ultimate success, and the fate that awaited us in that event. Some of us were particularized as set aside to be roasted, whilst others were to be flayed alive to make tiaboolas, or jackets, of their skins, &c. with many similar expressions, which were not without a salutary effect in encouraging the...
Pàgina 63 - They are, moreover, great proficients in the Newgate slang of the convicts, and in case of any quarrel, are by no means unequal to them in the exchange of abuse. But this is the sum total of their acquisitions from European intercourse. In every other respect they appear incapable of any improvement.
Pàgina 165 - We cannot omit in this place to do justice to the amiable manners, and truly Christian deportment; of these men, who, like the apostles of old, foregoing all the comforts of civilized life, and a life at least of tranquillity in their native land, have performed a voyage equal to the circumnavigation of the globe, and, like the dove of the ark, carried the Christian olive over the world of waters. Their life is a life of contest, hardship, and disappointment ; like their holy Master, they have to...
Pàgina 70 - Hollanders ; and another traveller has borne testimony to the same effect. " The quickness of their eye and ear is equally singular: they can. hear and distinguish objects which would totally escape an European. This circumstance renders them very acceptable guides to our sportsmen in the woods, as they never fail to point out the game before any European can discover it f-" In describing a New Zealander, who accompanied him to England, Mr.
Pàgina 81 - Turnbull remarked at the beginning of the nineteenth century that "their mode of courtship is not without its singularity. When a young man sees a female to his fancy he informs her she must accompany him home; the lady refuses; he not only enforces compliance with threats but blows; thus the gallant, according to the custom, never fails to gain the victory, and bears off the willing, though struggling pugilist. The colonists for some time entertained the idea that the women were compelled and forced...

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