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Adventure afternoon anchor appeared ashore attended birds blew boat bore Bougainville breeze brought Caledonia calm canoes Cape Cape Charlotte Captain Cook Captain Furneaux chief clear cloth coast cocoa-nut continued cove discovered discovery distant east Easter Island eight o'clock farther fathoms water feet fish Forster four fresh gale gave harbour hauled hazy hills hogs inhabitants island isle land latitude leagues longitude low islands miles morning natives night noon obliged observed Otaheite Otoo Pacific Ocean penguins peterels Pickersgill pieces plantains Port Port Egmont Port Sandwich present rain reef returned on board rocks round sail seemed seen sent Shag Island shewed ship shore side situation sleet small isles snow Society Islands soon sound southern steered stood tacked Tanna thermometer thick thing took top-sails trees voyage weather whole wind veered wood Zealand
Page 134 - By the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland, &c.
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 260 - Soon after, it was seen from the top-mast-head; and at eight o'clock, we were close to its edge. It extended east and west, far beyond the reach of our sight. In the situation we were in, just the southern half of our horizon was illuminated, by the rays of light reflected from the ice, to a considerable height.
Page 244 - A more blest station, or more blest estate ; For, lo ! a seat of endless rest is given To her in Oxford, and to him in heaven.
Page 21 - ... it is the production of a man, who has not had the advantage of much school education, but who has been constantly at sea from his youth; and though, with the assistance of a few good friends, he has passed through all the stations belonging to a seaman, from an apprentice boy in the coal trade, to a post-captain in the royal navy, he has had no opportunity of cultivating letters.
Page 79 - I had also, so, frequently, a fire made in an iron pot, at the bottom of the well, which was of great use in purifying the air in the lower parts of the ship.
Page 184 - I could observe that his spirits were sensibly affected, and that it was with difficulty he could refrain from tears. But, the instant the conversation turned to his own islands, his eyes began to sparkle with joy. He was deeply impressed with a. sense of the good treatment he had met with in England, and entertained the highest ideas of the country and of the people. But the pleasing prospect he now had before him of...
Page 79 - After such a long continuance at sea, in a high southern latitude, it is but reasonable to think that many of my people must be ill of the scurvy. The contrary, however, happened.
Page 352 - Toote' was echoed through an hundred mouths at once. I afterwards found the same question had been put to Mr. Forster by a man on shore; but he gave a different, and indeed more proper answer, by saying, 'No man who used the sea could say where he should be buried.
Page 264 - I did not take some opportunity to declare, that they always shewed the utmost readiness to carry into execution, in. the most effectual manner, every measure I thought proper to take. Under such circumstances, it is hardly necessary to say, that the seamen were always obedient and alert ; and, on this occasion, they were so far from wishing the voyage at an end, that they rejoiced at the prospect of its being prolonged another year, and of soon enjoying the benefits of a milder climate.