Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries: From the Time of Columbus to the Present Period ...

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Page 265 - 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 186 - During his stay among us he was caressed by many of the principal nobility, and did nothing to forfeit the esteem of any one of them ; but his principal patrons were the Earl of Sandwich, Mr Banks, and Dr Solander...
Page 235 - Instead of taking advantage of this, they used their utmost efforts to get up with them, and to deliver what they had already been paid for. Pieces of cloth and marble paper were in most esteem with them ; but edgetools, nails, and beads, they seemed to disregard.
Page 294 - But whatever may be the public judgment about other matters, it is with real satisfaction, and without claiming any merit but that of attention to my duty, that I can conclude this account with an observation which facts enable me to make, that our having discovered the possibility of preserving health...
Page 255 - These mutual exchanges bringing on a kind of confidence, two ventured on board the ship; and presently after she was filled with them, and we had the company of several at dinner in the cabin.
Page 234 - They set no value on nails, or any sort of iron tools; nor indeed on any thing we had. They would, now and then, exchange an arrow for a piece of cloth ; but very seldom would part with a bow. They were unwilling we should go off the beach, and very desirous we should return on board. At length, about noon, after sending what wood we had cut on board, we embarked ourselves; and they all retired, some one way and some another. Before we had dined, the afternoon...
Page 36 - ... where an entertainment was provided for them, confifting of wreftling. The chief fat at the upper end of the area, with feveral of his principal men on each fide of him, by way of judges, from whom the conquerors received applaufe. Ten or twelve combatants entered the area, and after many fimple ceremonies of challenging each other, they engaged, endeavouring to throw one another by dint...
Page 210 - I, who had ambition not only to go farther than any one had been before, but as far as it was possible for man to go, was not sorry at meeting with this interruption, as it in some measure relieved us, at least shortened the dangers and hardships inseparable from the navigation of the southern polar regions.
Page 181 - I found him seated upon a stool, with a circle of people round him, and knew him at first sight and he me ; having seen each other several times in 1769. At that time he was but a boy, and went by the name of Tearee, but upon the death of his father Waheatoua, he took upon him that name. After the first salutation was over, having seated me...
Page 275 - ... a country doomed by nature never once to feel the warmth of the sun's rays, but to lie buried in everlasting snow and ice.

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