Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries,: From the Time of Columbus to the Present Period, Volume 7

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E. Newbery, 1796 - Travel

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Page 55 - ... of the exhibitions. Four or five of this band had pieces of large bamboo, from three to five or six feet long, each managed by one man, who held it nearly in a vertical position, the upper end open, but the other end closed by one of the joints.
Page 93 - Furneaux, came on board. Yet there was nothing either tender or striking in their meeting. On the contrary, there seemed to be a perfect indifference on both sides, till Omai, having taken his brother down into the cabin, opened the drawer where he kept his red feathers, and gave him a few. This being presently known...
Page 316 - ... he knew, that by delaying his return to a warmer climate, he was giving up the only chance that remained for his recovery, yet, careful and jealous to the last degree that a regard to his own situation should never bias his judgment to the prejudice of the service, he persevered in the search of a passage till it was the opinion of every officer in both ships that it was impracticable, and that any farther attempts would not only be fruitless but dangerous.
Page 113 - However, the operation gave me immediate relief, which encouraged me to submit to another rubbing down 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 256 - ... rank. The news of his death arrived at the village where Captain Cook was, just as he had left the king, and was walking slowly toward the shore.
Page 235 - 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 246 - For, on our telling him we should leave the island on the next day but one, we observed, that a sort of proclamation was immediately made through the villages, to require the people to bring, in their hogs, and vegetables, for the king to present to the Orono on his departure.
Page 237 - ... which, from its being covered with red cloth, appeared to be in greater estimation than the rest. Before this figure he prostrated himself, and kissed it, desiring Captain Cook to do the same, who suffered himself to be directed by Koah throughout the whole of this ceremony. We were now led back...
Page 231 - As night approached the greater part of our visitors retired to the shore, but numbers of them requested our permission to sleep on board. Curiosity was not the only motive, at least with some, for the next morning several things were missing, which determined me not to entertain so many another night. "At eleven o'clock in the forenoon we anchored in the bay, which is called by the natives...
Page 235 - Morai, situated, as I have already mentioned, at the South side of the beach at Kakooa. 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...

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