An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean: Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson and Some of His Officers Who, in August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked in the Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company

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Сторінка 355 - East India Company as a testimony of esteem for the humane and kind treatment afforded by his father to the crew of their ship, the Antelope, Captain Wilson, which was wrecked off that island in the night of the gth of August 1783.
Сторінка 343 - ... far more difpofed to puzzle out the means which produced the founds, than to attend to the mufic that was playing. He was afterwards requefted to give us a...
Сторінка 60 - WILSON ordered a hatchet to be broughr, and ground, that they might more readily perceive its operation. RAA KOOK eagerly laid hold of the handle of the...
Сторінка 286 - ... any houfe or place where the King was fuppofed to be, they humiliated themfelves in the fame manner, till they had got beyond his probable prefence, when they refumed their ufual mode of walking. On all occafions the behaviour of Abba Thulle appeared gentle and gracious, yet always full of dignity ; he heard whatever his fubjects had to fay to him, and, by his affability and condefcenfion, never fuffered them to go away difTatisfied.
Сторінка 348 - ... or in a coach. He was either not aware of the difficulty or hazard of the enterprise, or it is not improbable that a man flying up through the clouds...
Сторінка 59 - King fee the effect of their mufquets ; the bird inftantly dropped, having its wing and leg broken ; fome of the natives ran to it, took it up, and carried it to the King, , who examined it with great attention, unable to comprehend how it could be wounded, not having feen any thing pafs out of the gun.
Сторінка 358 - ABBA THULE, wearied out by that expectation, which so many returning moons, since his reckoning ceased, have by this time taught him he had nourished in vain. But the reader will bring him back to his remembrance, as armed with that unshaken fortitude that was equal to the trials of varying life. He will not in him, as in less manly spirits, see the passions rushing into opposite extremes — Hope turned to Despair — Affeftion converted to Hatred.
Сторінка 47 - I fpcnt the remainder of the day in walking about the ifland, and obferving its produce, which confided chiefly of yams and cocoa-nuts: the former they cultivate with great care, in large plantations, which are all in fwampy watery ground, fuch as the rice grows in, in India. The cocoanuts grow chiefly about their houfes, as does alfo the betle-nut^ which they chew as tobacco.
Сторінка 347 - A treatise on the utility and intent of portrait-painting could not have better defined the art than this little sentence. Mrs Wilson desiring Lee Boo, who was on the opposite side of the table, to send her some cherries, perceiving that he was going to take them up with his fingers, jocosely noticed it to him ; he instantly resorted to a spoon ; but, sensible that he had discovered a little unpoliteness, his countenance was in a moment suffused with a blush that visibly forced itself through his...
Сторінка 354 - the academy joined in this testimony of regard ; and the concourse of people at the church was so great, that it appeared as if the whole parish had assembled to join in seeing the last ceremonies paid to one who was so much beloved by all who had known him.

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