An Historical Account of the Circumnavigation of the Globe: And of the Progress of Discovery in the Pacific Ocean, from the Voyage of Megellan to the Death of Cook
Oliver & Boyd, 1836 - 496 pages
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Page 84 - ... besought almighty God of his goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea.
Page 82 - And all King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none were of silver, it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
Page 481 - To this disappointment we owed our having it in our power to revisit the Sandwich Islands, and to enrich our voyage with a discovery which, though the last, seemed in many respects to be the most important that had hitherto been made by Europeans throughout the extent of the Pacific Ocean.
Page 334 - as large as a one-gallon keg, and very like it : he had horns and wings, yet he crept so slowly through the grass, that if I had not been afeard I might have touched him.°...
Page 102 - Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Looked at each other with a wild surmise — Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Page 402 - But if I had followed the advice of all our pretended friends, I might have extirpated the whole race ; for the people of each hamlet or village, by turns, applied to me to destroy the other.
Page 21 - They have gold in the greatest abundance, its sources being inexhaustible, 4 but as the king does not allow of its being exported, few merchants visit the country, nor is it frequented by much shipping- from other parts.
Page 162 - As who pursued with yell and blow Still treads the shadow of his foe, And forward bends his head. The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast, And southward aye we fled. And now there came both mist and snow, And it grew wondrous cold: And ice, mast-high, came floating by, As green as emerald.