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observed more than a common inclina. principal support; but the boatfwain tion to fleep, which seemed to indicate very innocently told me, that he really that nature was almost exhausted. thought I looked worse than any one in

" At four in the afternoon, next day, the boat. The limplicity with which we caught a small dolphin, the first re- he uttered such an opinion diverted me, lief of the kind we obtained I issued and I had good humour enough to reabout two ounces to each perfon, in- turn hi:n a better compliment. cluding the offals, and saved the re- Every one received his twenty-fifth mainder for dinner the next day. To- of a pound of bread, and quarter of a wards evening the wind freshened, and pint of water, at evening, morning, and it blew strong all night, so that we thipa noon, and an extra allowance of water ped much water, and suffered greatly was given to those who desired it. froin the wet and cold. At day-light, “ At noon I had lirtle doubt of hav. as usual, I heard much complaining, ing pared the meridian of the eastern which my own feelings convinced me part of Timor, which is laid down in was too well founded. I gave the sur. 128 deg. E. This diffused universal geon and Lebogue a little wine, but I joy and satisfaction. could give no farther relief, than as- '« All the afternoon, Friday, June furances that a very few days longer, at the 12th, we had several gannets, and our present fine rate of failing, would many other birds, about us, that india bring us to Timor.

Cated we were near land, and at fun-fet « On the ioth, in the afternoon, I we kept a very anxious look-out. In fuffered great sickness from the oily na- the evening we caught a booby, which ture of part of the stomach of the fith, I reserved for our dinner the next day. which had fallen to my share at dinner. “ At three in the morning, with an At fun-fet, I served an allowance of excess of joy, we discovered Timor bread and water for fupper. In the bearing from W. S. W. to W. N. W. morning, after a very bad night, I and I hauled on a wind to the N. N. E. could see an alteration for the worse in till day-light, when the land bore from more than half my people. The usual s. w. by S. about two leagues to N. allowance was served for breakfast and E. by N. seven leagues. dinner. At noon I found our situation “ It is not possible for me to describe to be in latitude 9 deg. 16 min. S; lon- the pleasure which the blessing of the gitude fron the north part of New Hol- fight of land diffused among us. It Band 12 deg. 1 min. W.

appeared scarce credible, that in an open “ The fith, birds and rock-weed boat, and fo poorly provided, we should howed that we were not far from land; have been able to reach the coast of but I expected such figns must be here, Timor in forty-one days after leaving as there are many islands between the Tofoa, having in that time run, by our east part of Timor and New Guinea. log, a distance of three thousand fix I however hoped to fall in with Timor hundred and eighteen miles, and that, every hour, for I had great apprehensions notwithstanding our extreme distress, that some of my people could not hold no one should have perished in the roy

An extreme weakness, fwelled age !" legs, hollow and ghastly countenances, From this time to the 14th, lieutenant great propensity to feep, with an appa- Bligh pursued his progress with fent debility of underitanding, seemed caution, fearing, that in the night, they to me melancholy presages of their ap- might overlook the settlements they exproaching diffolution. The surgeon pected to find. " At two o'clock this and Lebogue, in particular, were most afternoon, having run through a very miserable objects. I occasionally gave dangerous breaking fea, the cause of them a few tea-spoonfuls of wine, out which I attributed to a strong tide fera of the little I had faved for this dreadful ting to windward, and shoal water, we stage, which no doubt greatly helped to discovered a spacious bay or sound, with support them.

a fair entrance about two or three miles " For my own part, a great Mare of wide,' I now conceived hopes that our fpirits, with the hopes of being able to voyage was nearly at an end, as no place accomplish the voyage, seemed to be my could appear more eligible for shipping,



or more likely to be chosen for an Eu- hoisted in the main shrouds, as a signal ropean settlement: I therefore came to of distress ; for I did not choose to land a grapnel near the east side of the en- without leave. travce, in a finall fandy bay, where we “ Soon after day-break a soldier faw a hut, a dog, and some cattle; and hailed me to land, which I instantly I immediately sent the boatswain and did, among a croud of Indians, and was gunner away to the hut, to discover the agreeably surprised to meet with an inhabitants.

English sailor, who belonged to one of “ The S. W. point of the entrance the vessels in the road. His captain, bore W. 1 S. three miles; the S. E. he told me, was the second person in point S. by W. three quarters of a mile; the town ; I therefore desired to be con. and the island Roti from S. by W. ducted to him, as I was informed the W. to S. W. I W. about five leagues. governor was ill, and could not then be

“ I foon observed the boatswain and Ipoken with. gunner returning with some of the na- Captain Spikerman received me tives : ļ therefore no longer doubted of with great humanity. I informed him our success, and that our most sanguine of our miseraile situation, and requested expectations would be fully gratified. that care might be taken of those who They brought five Indians, and in- were with me, without delay. On which formed me that they had found two fa- he gave directions for their immediate milies, where the women treated them reception at his own houses and went with European politeness. From these himielf to the governor, to know at people I learned, that the governor re. what time I could be permitted to see Tided at a place called Coupang, which him; which was fixed to be at eleven was fome diftance to the N. E. I made o'clock. ugns for one of thein to go into the boat, «« I now desired every one to come on and show me Coupang, intimating that shore, which was as much as some of I would pay him for his trouble; the them could do, being scarcely able to man readily complied, and came into walk : they, however, got at lalt to the the boat."

house, and found tea şvith bread and Under the direction of this man, butter provided for their breakfast. they continued, sometimes using Guils “ The abilities of a painter, perhaps and sometimes oars for several hours. could never have been displayed to more At length “ the report of two cannon, advantage than in the delineation of that were fired, gave new life to every the two groups of figures, which at one; and soon after we discovered two this time presented themselves. Aa square-rigged vessels and a cutter at indifferent ipectator would have been at anchor to the eastward. I endeavoured a loss which most to admire : the eyes to work to windward, but we were of famine sparkling at immediate relief, obliged to take to our oars again, hay. or the horror of their preservers at the ing lost ground on each tack. We light of so many spectres, whose ghaftly kept close to the shore, and continued countenances, if the cause had been rowing till four o'clock, when I brought unknown, would rather have excited to a grapnel, and gave another allow. terror than pity. Our bodies were noance of bread and wine to all hands. thing but ikin and bones, our limbs As soon as we had refted a little, we were fuli of fores, and we were cloathed weighed again, and rowed till near day. in rags ; in this condition, with the light, when I came to a grapnel, off a tears of joy and gratitude flowing dowa {mall fort and town, which the pilot, our cheeks, the people of Timor beheld told me ivas Coupang.

us with a mixture of horror, surprise, Among the things which the boats and pity. fwain had thrown into the boat before “ The governor, Mr. William Adri. we left the ship, was a bundle of signal an Van Efte, notwithstanding his exfags that had been made for the boats treme ill-health, became fo anxious to how the depth of water in foundings about us, that I saw him before the apwith these I had, in the course of the pointed time. He received me with passags, made a small jack, which I now great affection, and gave me the fullest





proofs that he was poffeffed of every failure of the expedition ; but, ahove all, feeling of a frumane and good man. on the elanks due to Almighty God, Sorry as he was, he said, that fuch a wizo bad given us power to support and calamity could ever hare happened to bear such heavy calamities, and had en: us, yet he considered it as the greatest abled me at last to be the means of btelling of his life that we had faller faying eighteen lives. under his protectior; and, though bis “ The quantity of provisions with mafirmity was so great that he could not which we left the ship, was not more do the office of a friend himself, he than we should have consumed in five would give fuch orders as I might be days, had there been no necessity for certain would procure me every supply husbanding our stock. The murineers I wanted. In the mean time a house mult naturally have concluded that we was hired for me, and, titl matters could have no other place of refuge than coulid be properly regulated, victuals the Friendly Islands; for it was not

for every one were ordered to be dresled likely they should imagine, that, so * his own house. With respect to my poorly equipped as we were in every people, he said I might have room for respeče, there could have been a poffiThrem either at the hospitał or on board bility of our attempting to return home. of captain Spikerman's ship, which lay wards : much less will they fufpect that in the road; and he expreffed much the account of their villainy has already ungaliness that Coupang could not afford reached their native country. chem better accommodations, the house " When I reflect how providentially athgned to me being the only one unin- our lives were saved at Tofoa, by the habited, and the fituarion of the few Indians delaying their attack, and that, families such, that they could not ac- with scarce any thing to support life, we commodate any one.

Afrer this con- crossed a sea of more than twelve hun. weifation, an elegant repast was set be. dred leagues, without shelter from the fore me, more according to the custom inclemency of the weather; when I reof the country, than with defign to al. fect that in an open boat, with so much leviate my trungere so that in this in- stormy weather, we escaped foundering, Kance he happily blended, with common that not any of us were taken off by politeness, the greatest favour I could disease, that we had the great good for. Eeceive."

tune to pass the unfriendly natives of Mr. Bligh had a house allotted him; other countries without accident, and at md he very humanely divided the apart- last happily to meet with the most ments with his mien, according to rank. friendly and beft of people to relieve “At noon a very handsome dinner was our distresses; I say, when I reflect on brought to the house, which was suffi- all these yonderful escapes, the rememGIENT te make persons, more accustomed brance of such great mercies enables me to plenty, eat too much. Cautions, to bear, with refignation and chearful therefore, might be suppofed to have mess, the failure of an expedition, the had little effect; but I believe few fuccefs of which I had so much at heart, people in fueh a situation would have and which was frustrated at a time when obferved inore moderation. My greatest I was congratulating myself on the apprehenfion was, that they would eat fairest prospect of being able to complete 200 much fruit.

it in a manner that would fully have “ Having feen every one enjoy this answered the intention of his majesty, meal of plenty, I dined with Mr. Wan and the honourable promoters of so bejon, the governor's son-in-law, and nevolent a plan. kecond in cominand; but I found no “ As, from the great humanity and extraordinary inclination to eat or drink. attention of the governor, and the gen. Reft and quiet, I considered, as more tlemen, at Coupang, we received every necessary to my doing well, and there. kind of affiftance, we were not long fore retired to my room, which I found without evidentsigns of returning health furnifred with every convenience. But, therefore, to secure my arrival at Batainftead of reft, my mind was dispofed to via, before the O&tober fleet failed for refied on our late sufferings, and on the Europe, on the aft of July, I purchased a


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August the 20th. After taking laft, and especially as there feems to be an affectionate leave of the hospitable no variation in the public opinion, as to and friendly inhabitants, I embarked, the importance of this work, we tall and we failed from Coupang, exchanging proceed with giving a Iketch of the falutes with the fort and shipping as we events which occurred, previous to Mr. ran out of the harbour."

Bruce's discovery of the Source of this Pafling by Paifourwang, Sourabya, Nile. We left him at the willage and Samarang, on the coast of Java, they Rhoda, where a dispute commenced arrived at Batavia on the art of October; between two of the people who went where Mr. Bligh was seized with a on 'fhore, and the inhabitants, which fever, but recovering in some degree, ended in a contest, of little consequence, the governor-general suffered him to After paffing several villages in their fail, with two of his people in a packet, canja, on the morning of the 25th, they promising that those who remained should impatiently set out from Beliani, and he fent, Thortly after, in the feet., “On early in the forenoon arrived at Denthe 16th of December, I arrived at the derá. Cape of Good Hope, where I first ob- " Dendera is a confiderable town at ferved that my usual health was return this day, all covered with thick groves ing; but for a long time I continued of palm-trees, the same that Juvenal very weak and infirm.

defcribes it to have been in his time. « On the 2d of January 1790, we Juvenal himself must have seen it, at failed for Europe, and on the sath of least once, in paffing, as he himself died March, I was landed at Portfimouth by in a kind of honourable exide at Syene, an Ife of Wight boat.”

whilft in command there. Having thus followed our author very faithfully, little remains to be said: Terga fuge ccleri, preftantibus omnibus infidet, of the importance of this Narrative, and Qui vicina coluns umbrose Tentyra palme. the merit of its execution, our readers

Juv. Sat. 15. v. 75 may judge equally with ourselves, every “ This place is governed by a cacheff one being candidly left to form his own appointed by thekh Haman. A mile opinion.

south of the town, are the ruins of two On the 20th of July, Mr. Nelson the temples, one of which is fo much bu. botanist, died at Timor; and, since the ried under ground, that little of it is to publication of this work, accounts be teen; but the other, which is by far have been received of the death of two the most magnificent, is entire, and acothers of the crew, in consequence of ceslible on every fide. It is also covered the excessive fatigue which they under with hieroglyphics, botla within and

without, ali in relief; and of Another account of this Mutiny has gure, fimple and compound, that ever been published at an inferior price, but has been published, or called an hierofaid to contain particulars not commu- glyphic. nicated by lieutenant Bligh. Anxious * The form of the building is an ob. to cater faithfully for the public, we long square, the ends of which are ocexamined this publication; and, as we cupied by two large apartments, of expected, find it an abridgment of the vestibules, supported by monstrous colarger work, containing nothing new lumns, all covered with hieroglyphics respecting the seizure of the thip, or likewise. Some are in form of men the subsequent transactions. The ade and beasts ; some seem to be the figures ditions are merely collected from pre- of instruments of sacrifice, while others, ceding voyagers; with a view to con- in a smaller size, and less distinct form, firin lieutenant Bligh’s fuggestion, That seem to be inscriptions in the current the charms of the Otaheitean females hand of hieroglyphics, of which I thall contributed to the commission of the speak at large afterwards. They are daring conspiracy

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« The capitals are of one piece, and Egypt. If there ever were any other confist of four huge human heads, placed buildings, they must be now covered back to back against one another, with with the white fand from the mountains, bat's ears, and an ill-imagined, and for the whole plain to the foot of these worfe-executed, fold of drapery between is overflowed, and in cultivation. It zhem.

no part, either of my plan or “ Above these is a large oblong inclination, to enter into the detail of square block, still larger than the ca- this extraordinary architecture. Quanpitals, with four fat fronts, disposed tity, and solidity, are two principal cirbike pannels, that is, with a kind of cumstances that are seen there, with a {quare border round the edges, while vengeance. the faces and fronts are filled with " It ftrikes and imposes on you, at hieroglyphics; as are the walls and first fight, but the impressions are like cierings of every part of the temple. those made by the size of mountains, Between these two apartments in the which the mind does not retain for any extremities, there are three other aparte considerable time after seeing them; í mepts, resembling the first, in every re- think, a very ready hand might spend fpect, only that they are smaller. fix months, from morning to night, be

The whole building is of common fore lie could copy the hieroglyphics in white stone, from the neighbouring the intide of the temple.

They are, mountains, only those two in which however, in several combinations, which bave been funk the pirns for hanging have not appeared in the collection of the outer doors, (for it seems they had hieroglyphics. I wonder that, being doors even in thofe days) are of granite, in the neighbourhood, as we are, of or black and blue porphyry.

Lycopolis, we never fee a wolf as an : “ The top of the temple is flat; the bieroglyphic; and nothing, indeed, but {pouts to carry off the water are mon- what has some affinity to water; yet frous heads of sphinxes; the globes the wolf is upon all the medals, from with wings, and the two ferpents, with which I apprehend that the worihip of a kind of shield or breast-plate between the wolf was but a modern fuperthem, are here frequently repeated, such stition." as we see them on the Carthaginian A little before our traveller came to medals.

Dendera, they saw the first crocodile, “ The hieroglyphics have been paint- and afterwards hundreds, lying upon ed over, and great part of the colouring every illand, like large flocks of catile ; yet remains upon the stones, red, in all yet the inhabitants of Dendera drive its shades, especially that dark dusky their beasts of every kind into the river, colour called Tyrian purple; yellow, and they stand there four hours. The very freth ; sky-blue (that is, near the girls and women too, that come to fetch blue of an eaitern: sky, several shades water in jars, stand up to their knees in lighter than our's ;) green of different the water for a considerable time ; and thades; these are all the colours pre: if may we guess by what happens, their ferved.

danger is full as little as their fear, for •“I could discover no vestiges of com- none of them, as far as our travellers mon houses in Dendera more than in could learn, had been bitten by a croany other of the great towns in Egpyt. codile. However, if the Denderites I suppose the common houses, of the an- were as keen and expert hunters of cients, in these warm countries, were crocodiles, as some bistorians tell us constructed of very flight materials, af- they formerly were, there is surely no ter they left their caves in the moun- part of the Nile where they would have tains. There was indeed no need for better sport than here, immediately beany other. Not knowing the regu- fore their own city.--According to larity of the Nile's inundation, they this account, crocodiles are not thofe never could be perfectly secure in their destructive animals, which naturalifts own minds against the deluge; and this have represented them. flight structure of private buildings About four o'clock in the afternoon seems to be the reason fo few ruins are of January 7, they arrived at El Gourni, found in the many cities once built in a small village, a quarter of a mile-dir


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