Narrative of a Voyage, in His Majesty's Late Ship Alceste to the Yellow Sea, Along the Coast of Corea, and Through Its Numerous Hitherto Undiscovered Islands, to the Island of Lewchew

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M. Carey and Son, corner of Chesnut and Fourth streets., 1818 - 224 páginas
 

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Página 8 - Mercury, And vaulted with such ease into his seat As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus, And witch the world with noble horsemanship.
Página 68 - The island of Lewchew i.tself is situate in the happiest climate of the globe. — Refreshed by the seabreezes, which, from its geographical position, blow over it at every period of the year, it is free from the extremes of heat and cold, which oppress many other countries ; whilst from the general configuration of the land, being more adapted to the production of. rivers and...
Página 5 - The TRAVELLER'S DIRECTORY ; or, A POCKET COMPANION. Shewing the course of the Main Road from Philadelphia to New York, and from Philadelphia to Washington, with descriptions of the places through which it passes, and the intersections of the cross roads.
Página 149 - That part of the island we had landed on was a narrow ridge, not above musket-shot across, bounded on one side by the sea, and on the other by a creek, extending upwards of a mile inland, and nearly communicating with the sea at its head.
Página 211 - Having maturely and deliberately weighed and considered the whole, the court is of opinion, that the loss of his majesty's late ship Alceste was caused by her striking on a sunken rock, until then unknown in the straits of Caspar.
Página 29 - E. on the coast of Corea. The natives here exhibited, by signs and gestures, the greatest aversion to the landing of a party from the ships, making cut-throat motions by drawing their hands across their necks, and pushing the boats away from the beach ; but they offered no serious violence.
Página 17 - to elevate and surprize," it must make amends by displaying depth of knowledge and dexterity of execution. We, therefore, bestow no mean compliment upon the author of Emma, when we say that, keeping close to common incidents, and to such characters as occupy the ordinary walks of life, she has produced sketches of such spirit and originality, that we never miss the excitation which depends upon a narrative of uncommon events, arising from the consideration of minds, manners, and sentiments, greatly...
Página 165 - They cannot, I believe, send up more than five hundred men ; but with two hundred such as now stand around me, I do not fear a thousand — nay, fifteen hundred of them. I have the fullest confidence we shall beat them.
Página 198 - ... was encircled in an instant in his horrid folds. So quick, indeed, and so instantaneous was the act, that it was impossible for the eye to follow the rapid convolution of his elongated body. It was not a regular screw-like turn that was formed, but resembling rather a knot, one part of the body overlaying the other, as if to add weight to the muscular pressure, the more effectually to crush his object.
Página 153 - Sunday morning, (23d,) the boats were sent to the still-smoking wreck, and some flour, a few cases of wine, and a cask of beer, had floated up. This last Godsend was announced just at the conclusion of divine service, which was this morning held in the mess-tent, and a pint was ordered to be immediately served out to each man, which called forth three cheers. This seems to be the only style in which a British seaman can give vent to the warmer feelings of his heart, It is his mode of...

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