A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World, Volume 11

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Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme (etc.), 1812 - Voyages and travels

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Page 65 - The two fore-teeth of their upper jaw are wanting in all of them, men and women, old and young, whether they draw them out, I know not; neither have they any beards.
Page 64 - They are tall, straight-bodied, and thin, with small, long limbs. They have great heads, round foreheads, and great brows. Their eyelids are always half closed, to keep the flies out of their eyes, they being...
Page 496 - ... that a fire was kindled about a quarter of a mile farther on the way. Mr. Banks then endeavoured to wake Dr.
Page 631 - They observed many trees and plants common at New Zealand; and, in particular, the flax plant, which is rather more luxuriant here than in any part of that country...
Page 661 - I learned from Omai, was, that they were all, both old and young, to look upon me as a friend, who intended to remain with them a few days; that during my stay they must not steal...
Page 644 - Kahoora folded his arms, hung down his head, and looked like one caught in a trap ; and I firmly believe he expected instant death.
Page 636 - In the afternoon, we were agreeably surprised, at the place where we were cutting wood, with a visit from some of the natives ; eight men and a boy. They approached us from the woods, without betraying any marks of fear, or rather with the greatest confidence imaginable ; for none of them had any weapons, except one, who held in his hand a stick about two feet long, and pointed at one end. They were quite naked, and wore no ornaments...
Page 598 - A party who had been sent out in the morning to view the country now returned. They had not proceeded far before a middle-aged man, punctured from head to foot, and his face painted with a sort of white pigment, appeared with a spear in his hand, and walked alongside of them, making signs to his countrymen to keep at a distance, and not to molest them.
Page 597 - ... that many of them swam off to meet the boats. Not one of them had so much as a stick or weapon of any sort in their hands.
Page 584 - Great injustice has been done to the women of Otaheite, and the Society Isles, by those who have represented them, without exception, as ready to grant the last .favour to any man who will come up to their price. But this is by no means the case : the favours of married women, and also the unmarried of the better sort, are as difficult to be obtained here, as in any other country whatever. Neither can the charge be understood indiscriminately of the unmarried of the lower class, for many of these...

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