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A Narrative Of The Expedition To Botany Bay

Auhtor: Watkin Tench

Language: english
Published: 1788

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Excerpts from the Book 'A Narrative Of The Expedition To Botany Bay':

... their side, either to contest the command, or to force their escape, should be punished with instant death orders to this effect were given to the ...
... after an excellent passage of three weeks from the day we left England. Chapter Iii.CHAPTER III. From the Fleet's Arrival at Teneriffe, to its ...
... Iv. The Passage From Teneriffe To Rio De Janeiro, In The Brazils.CHAPTER IV. The Passage from Teneriffe to Rio de Janeiro, in the Brazils. In ...
... is to suffer in submissive silence. I was one evening walking with a Portuguese officer, when this subject was started, and on my telling him, that ...
... people were irrecoverably lost to the world and their friends, by being detained among the Caffres, the most savage set of brutes on earth. His ...
... we were in the latitude of 37 deg 40 min south, and by the time-keeper, in longitude 11 deg 30 min east, so that our distance from Botany Bay had increased ...
... a little hazy, and the temperature of the air delightfully pleasant: joy sparkled in every countenance, and congratulations issued from every mouth. Ithaca ...
... this uncouth personage. The Indian, with great gentleness, laid his hand on the child's hat, and afterwards felt his cloaths, muttering to himself all ...
... It commences again at 135th degree of longitude east of Greenwich, and, proceeding in an easterly direction, includes all islands within the limits of ...
... it, however, prejudice any one so far as to dispute its efficacy, and the necessity of the case which gave it birth. The court, whose meeting is already ...
... of offence, and a few stone hatchets very rudely fashioned, their ingenuity is confined to manufacturing small s, in which they put the fish they catch, ...
... could give offence on so delicate a subject. And so successful have our endeavours been, that a quarrel on this head has in no instance, that I know ...
... the old man, who in a few days after reposed a confidence in us, of which we had hitherto known no example, by paddling along-side the Sirius in his canoe, ...
... His party consisted of eleven persons, who, after being conveyed by water to the head of the harbour, proceeded in a westerly direction, to reach ...
... in spite of all the search we have been able to make, are not yet found. As a convict of the name of Corbet, who was accused of a theft, eloped nearly ...
... could eradicate, I have at length fallen an unhappy, though just, victim to my own follies. Too late I regret my inattention to your admonitions, ...
... plants with which the country abounds. Indeed, we flattered ourselves, when at the Cape of Good Hope, that Mason, the King's botanical gardener, ...
... from the result of more than three hundred observations, is fixed at 33 deg 52 min 30 sec south, and the longitude at 151 deg 16 min 30 sec east of Greenwich. ...
... of the country, and want of connection with other parts of the world, justify me in the assertion. But to men of small property, unambitious ...
... and abundance. This will, beyond doubt, appear strange to the reader after what has been related in the former part of my work: and in future, let the ...