The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery, Volume 2

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1830 - Discoveries (in geography)
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Page 311 - Hodmadods have: and setting aside their human shape, they differ but little from brutes. 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...
Page 151 - I will not forsake my little company going homeward, with whom I have passed so many storms and perils.
Page 144 - The prince called them to his table, to receive each a cup from his hand to drinke, and took into his hand master George...
Page 181 - London; have, at their own great cost and charges, undertaken an expedition for Hudson's Bay, in the north-west part of America, for the discovery of a new passage into the South Sea, and for the finding Some trade for furs, minerals and other considerable commodities...
Page 320 - He built two huts with pimento trees, covered them with long grass, and lined them with the skins of goats, which he killed with his gun as he wanted, so long as his powder lasted, which was but a pound; and that being almost spent, he got fire by rubbing two sticks of pimento wood together upon his knee.
Page 306 - Shot; which being spent, he contrived a way by notching his Knife, to saw the barrel of his Gun into small pieces, wherewith he made Harpoons, Lances, Hooks and a long Knife; heating the pieces first in the fire, which he struck with his Gunflint, and a piece of the barrel of his Gun, which he hardened; having learnt to do that among the English. The hot pieces of Iron he would hammer out and bend as he pleased with Stones...
Page 150 - The Colleagues of the Fellowship for the Discovery of the North-west Passage.
Page 146 - ... the only thing of the world that was left yet undone, whereby a notable mind might be made famous and fortunate.
Page 172 - Cape Desolation ; and from thence you, William Baffin as pilot, keep along the coast of Greenland and up Fretum Davis, until you come toward the height of eighty degrees, if the land will give you leave.
Page 165 - This morning, one of our companie looking over boord saw a mermaid, and calling up some of the companie to see her, one more came up, and by that time shee was come close to the ship's side, looking earnestly on the men : a little after, a sea came and overturned her : from the navill upward, her backe and breasts were like a woman's...

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