Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages, with Those Aboriginal-Australian and Maori Words which Have Become Incorporated in the Language and the Commoner Scientific Words that Have Had Their Origin in Australasia

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Macmillan, 1898 - Australian languages - 525 pages

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Page 343 - FROM distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much eclat, or beat of drum; True patriots all, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good...
Page xii - And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Page 26 - ... the number was incredible, and they seemed to strain their throats in emulation of each other. This wild melody was infinitely superior to any that we had ever heard of the same kind ; it seemed to be like small bells, most exquisitely tuned, and perhaps the distance, and the water between, might be no small advantage to the sound.
Page 322 - Fellows in arms, and my most loving friends, Bruised underneath the yoke of tyranny, Thus far into the bowels of the land Have we marched on without impediment ; And here receive we from our father Stanley Lines of fair comfort and encouragement.
Page 233 - ... its progress is by successive leaps or hops, of a great length, in an erect posture ; the forelegs are kept bent close to the breast, and seemed to be of use only for digging : the skin is covered with a short fur, of a dark mouse or grey colour, excepting the head and ears, which bear a slight resemblance to those of a hare. In form it is most like the gerbua. This animal is called by the natives 'kanguroo.
Page 11 - Farewell, Australia ! you are a rising child, and doubtless some day will reign a great «• princess in the South : but you are too great and ambitious for affection, yet not great enough for respect I leave your shores without sorrow or regret...
Page 10 - The vast Island or rather Continent of Australia, Australasia, or New Holland, which has so lately attracted the particular attention of European navigators and naturalists...
Page 11 - Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear, and an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth.
Page 314 - ... great that I could not do it with proper expedition. I cannot understand this nardoo at all; it certainly will not agree with me in any form.
Page 233 - The head, neck, and shoulders are very small in proportion to the other parts of the body ; the tail is nearly as long as the body, thick near the rump, and tapering towards the end : the fore-legs of...

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