The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land: Comprising a Description of that Colony During a Six Months' Residence

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Smith, Elder, and Company, 1833 - Electronic book - 117 pages
"An account of Mrs. Prinseps travels, including her experiences in Penang, Malaca, Batavia, Sumatra and Tasmania. In her preface she states "The delay in publication, occasioned by unforeseen circumstances, will not detract from the value of a book bearing record of Singapore and Van Diemen's Land, as in such new settlements and colonies, society is not susceptible of very rapid changes."."--Abebooks website.
 

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Page 52 - ... supply all demands of this nature; and if the histories of every house were made public, you would shudder. Even in our small menage, our cook has committed murder, our footman burglary, and the housemaid bigamy ! But these formidable truths are hushed up, or tried to be so.
Page 79 - Land abounds in such fine rivers, and is surrounded by the sea, the inhabitants should not have advanced even to the construction of the slightest raft; but they are undoubtedly in the lowest possible scale of human nature, both in form and intellect. They have small hollow eyes, broad short noses, with nostrils widely distended, uncommonly large mouths, jaws elongated like the Ourang Outang, and figures scarcely more symmetrical. They are dark, short in stature, with disproportionately thin limbs...

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