Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery: Performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779. Illustrated with Cuts, and a Chart, Shewing the Tracts of the Ships Employed in this Expedition

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E. Newbery, 1781 - Northeast Passage - 404 pages
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Page xxxii - Ocean, where he discovered the islands of Disappointment ; — George's; — Prince of Wales's; — the isles of Danger ; — York island ; — and Byron island. He returned to England the 9th of May, 1766; and, in the month of August following, the Dolphin was again sent out, under the command of Captain Wallis, with the Swallow, commanded by Captain Carteret. They proceeded together, till they came to the west end of the Straits of Magalhaens, and the Great South Sea in sight, where they were separated.
Page 3 - I do not imagine that he has any dislike to liquor, and if he had fallen into company where the person who drank the most, met with the most approbation, I have no doubt but that he would have endeavoured to gain the applause of those with whom he associated ; but fortunately for him, he perceived that drinking was very little in use but among inferior people, and as he was very watchful into the manners and conduct of the persons of rank who honoured him with their protection, he was...
Page 3 - Omai has most certainly a very good understanding, quick parts, and honest principles ; he has a natural good behaviour, which rendered him acceptable to the best company, and a proper degree of pride, which taught him to avoid the society of persons of inferior rank. He has passions of the same kind as other young men, but has judgment enough not to indulge them in an improper excess.
Page 49 - Will, the ram goat, who gave him a butt with his horns, and knocked him backward on the deck. Will would have repeated his blow, had not some of the people come to the boy's assistance.
Page 3 - Soon after his arrival in London, the Earl of Sandwich, the...
Page 4 - has been conlidered either as remarkably ftupid or very intelligent, according to the different allowances which were made by thofe who judged of his abilities.
Page 4 - Soon after his arrival in London, the Earl of Sandwich, the first lord of the admiralty, introduced him to his Majesty at Kew, when he met with a most gracious reception, and imbibed the strongest impression of duty and gratitude to that great and amiable prince, which I am persuaded he will preserve to the latest moment of his life. During his...
Page xvii - Pedro much extolled the magnitude, populousness, fertility and other things of that country and he and other natives went to it in one of their canoes in quest of the trunk of a large tree of the many which are in it to make a piragua and that he saw there a port and estimated it was longer and the entrance narrower than that of the bay of St. Philip and St. Jago and that he observed the bottom was sand and the shore shingle as the other I have described and that it has within four rivers and many...
Page 59 - And when the men were bufy about getting grafs, and not thinking any harm, the warriors rufhed out upon them, and killed them with their patapatows, and then divided their bodies among them. She added, that there were women as well as men concerned...
Page 4 - ... in his country. It is to be observed that, though Omai lived in the midst of amusements during his residence in England, his return to his native country was always in his thoughts, and though he was not impatient to go, he expressed a satisfaction as the time of his return approached. He embarked with me in the Resolution, when she was fitted out for another voyage, loaded with presents from his several friends, and full of gratitude for the kind reception and treatment he had experienced among...

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