The Library of American Biography, Том 24

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Сторінка 329 - So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Сторінка 320 - 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 344 - I have known both hunger and nakedness to the utmost extremity of human suffering : I have known what it is to have food given me as charity to a madman ; and I have at times been obliged to shelter myself under the miseries of that character, to avoid a heavier calamity : my distresses have been greater than I ever owned, or ever will own, to any man. Such evils are terrible to bear, but they never yet had power to turn me from my purpose.
Сторінка 356 - ... and that his manners, though unpolished, were neither uncivil nor unpleasing. Little attentive to difference of rank, he seemed to consider all men as his equals, and as such he respected them. His genius, though uncultivated and irregular, was original and comprehensive. Ardent in his wishes, yet calm in his deliberations ; daring in his purposes, but guarded in his measures ; impatient of control, yet capable of strong endurance ; adventurous beyond the conception of ordinary men, yet wary...
Сторінка 288 - In wandering over the barren plains of inhospitable Denmark, through honest Sweden, frozen Lapland, rude and churlish Finland, unprincipled Russia, and the wide spread regions of the wandering Tartar, if hungry, dry, cold, wet, or sick, woman has ever been friendly to> me, and uniformly so ; and to add to this virtue, so worthy of the appellation of benevolence, these actions have been performed in so free and so kind a manner, that, if I was dry, I drank the sweet draught, and, if hungry, ate the...
Сторінка 243 - ... 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 312 - Catharine, only disguised her unwillingness to have the new possessions of Russia, on the western coast of America, seen by an enlightened citizen of the United States.
Сторінка 112 - ... while he was doing this, a chief from behind stabbed him with one of our iron daggers, just under the shoulder-blade, and it passed quite through his body. Cook fell with his face in the water, and immediately expired.
Сторінка 63 - We purchased while here about 1500 beaver, besides other skins, but took none but the best, having no thoughts at that time of using them to any other advantage than converting them to the purposes of cloathing, but it afterwards happened that skins which did not cost the purchaser six-pence sterling sold in China for 100 dollars.
Сторінка 110 - Teraiobu to go on board, and actually persuaded the old man to go at length, and led him within a rod or two of the shore; but the just fears and conjectures of the chiefs at last interposed. They held the old man back, and one of the chiefs threatened Cook when he attempted to make them quit Teraiobu. Some of the crowd...

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