The history of New South Wales

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M. Jones, 1810 - Natural history - 544 pages
 

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Page 152 - 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; No private views, disgraced our generous zeal, What urged our travels, was our country's weal; And none will doubt, but that our emigration Has prov'd most useful, to the British nation.
Page 153 - Our females have been us'd at night to walk. Sometimes, indeed, so various is our art, An actor may improve and mend his part; "Give me a horse," bawls Richard, like a drone, We'll find a man would help himself to one.
Page 536 - Bruce was recognized as a warrior of the first rank, naturalized as a New Zealander, received into the bosom of the king's family, and honoured with the hand of the princess...
Page 457 - Burnt on hot coals, it emits a smell very much resembling that of a mixture of balsam of Tolu and benzoin, somewhat approaching to storax. It is perfectly soluble in spirit of wine, but not in water, nor even in essential oil of turpentine, unless it be digested in a strong heat. The varnish which it makes with either is very weak, and of little use. With respect to its medicinal qualities, Mr. White has found it, in many cases, a good pectoral medicine, and very balsamic.
Page 488 - Captain was thereby prevailed on to leave the vessel, accompanied by his chief officer, with three boats manned, to get the spars on board, the natives who had arrived in the ship being of the party, which was accompanied by a number of others in their canoes. The boats were conducted to a river, on entering which they were out of sight of the ship ; and, after proceeding some distance up, Captain Thompson was invited to land, and mark the spars he wanted. The boats landed accordingly, the tide being...
Page 39 - have more white heart' (meaning he was more like the English), 'you no beat me ; me love you ; you love me ; me love your sisters ; your sisters love me ; my brother no good man.' This artless address won both their hearts, and now all three live in one hut which I enabled them to make comfortable within half a mile of my own house.
Page 452 - Mentha piperita) which grows in England. This oil was found by Mr. White to be much more efficacious in removing all cholicky complaints than that of the English peppermint, which he attributes to its being less pungent and more aromatic. A quart of the oil has been sent by him to Mr. Wilson.
Page 488 - Thompson's intention to take in a quantity of spars, he applied to the natives for assistance in procuring them, which they promised, but, in order to entice him on. shore, artfully objected to perform until he should accompany them to point out such as he might best approve.
Page 299 - The natives of this place probably drew the principle part of their food from the woods ; the bones of small animals, such as opossums, squirrels, kangaroo-rats, and bandicoots, were numerous round their deserted fire-places ; and the two spears which they saw in the hands of the man were similar to those used for hunting in other parts. No canoes were ever seen, nor any trees so barked as to answer that purpose.
Page 153 - Has prov'd most useful to the British nation. But, you inquire, what could our breasts inflame With this new passion for theatric fame? What in the practice of our former days, Could shape our talents to exhibit plays? Your patience, sirs, some observations made, You'll grant us equal to the scenic trade. He, who to midnight ladders is no stranger, You'll own will make an admirable Ranger.

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