The Life of John Ledyard, the American Traveller: Comprising Selections Form His Journals and Correspondence

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Hilliard and Brown, 1828 - 325 стор.
 

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First edition of Ledyard's biography. Details his voyage with Cook in 1778, his journey through Siberia as well as his arrest in Yakutsk and eventual release. Ledyard was an early believer in the ... Читати огляд повністю

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Сторінка 299 - So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Сторінка 264 - I never addressed myself in the language of decency and friendship to a woman, whether civilized or savage, without receiving a decent and friendly answer. With man it has often been otherwise.
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Сторінка 190 - French I have of infinite service to me. I could not do without it. It is a most extraordinary language. I believe wolves, rocks, woods, and snow understand it, for I have addressed them all in it, and they have all been very complaisant to me. We had a Scythian at table, who belongs to the Royal Society of Physicians here. The moment he knew me and my designs, he became my friend ; and it will be by his generous assistance, joined with that of Professor Pallas, that I shall be able to procure a...
Сторінка 290 - Before I had learned from the note the name and business of my visitor, I was struck with the manliness of his person, the breadth of his chest, the openness of his countenance, and the inquietude of his eye.
Сторінка 228 - ... kindred greetings with all on earth that bear the stamp of man. This is the third time, that I have been overtaken and arrested by winter; and both the others, by giving time for my evil genius to rally his hosts about me, have defeated the enterprise. Fortune, thou hast humbled me at last, for I am this moment the slave of cowardly solicitude, lest in the heart of this dread winter, there lurk the seeds of disappointment to my ardent desire of gaining the opposite continent. But I submit.
Сторінка 276 - ... almost half accomplished wish. What secret machinations have been at work? What motive? But so it suits her royal Majesty of all the Russias, and she has nothing but her pleasure to consult ; she has no nation's resentment to apprehend, for I am the minister of no state, no monarch. I travel under the common flag of humanity, commissioned by myself to serve the world at large ; and so the poor, the unprotected wanderer must go where sovereign will ordains ; if to death, why then my journeying...
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