Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries, from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period ...

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Page 72 - There were many useful arts, as well as elegant amusements, amongst the people of the Friendly Islands, which he might have conveyed to his own, where they probably would have been readily adopted, as being so much in their own way. But I never found that he used the least endeavour to make himself master of any one.
Page 127 - When Captain Cook was informed of what had passed, he expressed much uneasiness at it, and as we were returning on board, "I am afraid...
Page 7 - Why do you not kill him ? You tell me if a man kills another in England that he is hanged for it. This man has killed ten, and yet you will not kill him, though many of his countrymen desire it, and it would be very good.
Page 127 - ... they should not be hurt; to keep my people together; and to be on my guard. We then parted; the Captain went toward Kowrowa, where the king resided; and I proceeded to the beach.
Page 7 - The inhabitants whom we met with here, had little of that fierce or wild appearance common to people in their situation ; but, on the contrary, seemed mild and cheerful, without reserve or jealousy of strangers. This, however, may arise from their having little to lose or care for. " With respect to personal activity or genius, we can say but little of either. They do not seem to possess the first in any remarkable...
Page 7 - ... of his safety, than he became cheerful. He did not, however, seem willing to give me an answer to the question that had been put to him, till I had, again and again, repeated my promise that he should not be hurt. Then he ventured to tell us, that one of his countrymen having brought a stone hatchet to barter, the man to whom it was offered took it, and would neither return it, nor give any thing for it ; on which the owner of it snatched up the bread as an equivalent, and then the quarrel began.
Page 116 - I had no great objection to being fed by Pareea, who was very cleanly in his person, but Captain Cook, who was served by Koah, recollecting the putrid hog, could not swallow a morsel; and his reluctance, as may be supposed, was not diminished when the old man, according to his own mode of civility, had chewed it for him.
Page 113 - It was a square, solid pile of stones, about forty yards long, twenty broad, and fourteen in height ; the top was flat and well paved, and surrounded by a wooden rail, on which were fixed the skulls of the captives sacrificed on the death of their chiefs.
Page 59 - ... before I went to bed, and it was so effectual that I found myself pretty easy all the night after. My female physicians repeated their prescription the next morning before they went ashore, and again in the evening when they returned on board ; after which I found the pains entirely removed, and the cure being perfected, they took their leave of me the following morning. This they call romee...
Page 127 - He immediately marched into the village, where he was received with the usual marks of respect ; the people prostrating themselves before him, and bringing their accustomed offerings of small hogs. Finding that there was no suspicion of his...

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