A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Volume 15
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Page 179 - He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Page 134 - By the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland, &c, $ecret Instructions for Captain James Cook, Commander of his Majesty s Sloop the Resolvtion.
Page 134 - ... to the Cape of Good Hope, unless you shall judge it necessary to stop at Madeira, the Cape de Verd, or Canary Islands, to take in Wine for the use of their Companies; in which case you are at liberty to do so, taking care to remain there no longer than may be necessary for that purpose. On your arrival at the Cape of Good Hope you are to refresh the Sloops...
Page 136 - ... taking care not to lose any time in exploring rivers or inlets, or upon any other account, until you get into the before-mentioned latitude of 65°, where we could wish you to arrive in the month of June next. When you get that length you are very carefully to search for and to explore such rivers or inlets as may appear to be of a considerable extent and pointing towards Hudson's or Baffin's Bays...
Page 360 - Omai, and that those on our left hand, being about two-thirds of the whole quantity, were given to me. He added that I might take them on board whenever it was convenient, but that there would be no occasion to set any of our people as guards over them, as I might be assured that not a single cocoa-nut would be taken away by the natives.
Page 25 - Who would have thought (says he) that an island of no greater extent than seventy leagues in circuit, situated between the latitude of 54° and 55", should in the very height of summer be, in a manner, wholly covered, many fathoms deep, with frozen snow; but more especially the...
Page 78 - The crew were at three watches, except upon some extraordinary occasions. By this means they were not so much exposed to the weather as if they had been at watch and watch ; and had generally dry clothes to shift themselves, when they happened to get wet.
Page 34 - I concluded that what we had seen, which I named Sandwich .Land, was either a group of islands, or else a point of the continent. For 1 firmly believe that there is a tract of land near the Pole which is the source of most of the ice that is spread over this vast southern ocean.