Adventures in Australia in 1852 and 1853

R. Bentley, 1853 - 311 páginas
Description of Aborigines at Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Ipswich.

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Página 240 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Página 31 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Página 243 - The cloud-capp'd towers", the gorgeous palaces", The solemn temples , the great globe itself", Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a rack behind : We are such stuff As dreams are made of, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
Página 89 - The convict, on whom the discipline might have produced the most salutary effect, when liberated and thrown back on society here, would still be branded as a criminal, and would have an indifferent chance of a livelihood from the profitable exercise of honest industry. His degradation and his wants would soon obliterate the good impressions he might have received, and by the force of circumstances which he could not control, he would be drawn again into his former habits, he would rejoin his old...
Página 267 - I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th instant, and in reply beg to say, that I am quite satisfied to leave the remuneration for my discovery of gold on Crown land to the liberal consideration of the Government. The following are the localities where it exists, viz.
Página 266 - ... in the event of my search proving successful. I have succeeded beyond my expectations ; and so far, the great hardships, expenses, and exercise of my skill have been rewarded; and further, that within the period of my explorations (the last two months), I made very satisfactory discoveries of the existence of...
Página 31 - Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey. Ours the wild life in tumult still to range From toil to rest, and joy in every change. Oh, who can tell? not thou, luxurious slave! Whose soul would sicken o'er the heaving wave; Not thou, vain lord of wantonness and ease! Whom slumber soothes not - pleasure cannot please...
Página 188 - May that year the entire live-stock of the colony, public and private, was found to consist of 2 bulls, 5 cows, 1 horse, 3 mares, 3 colts, 29 sheep, 19 goats, 74 pigs, 5 rabbits, 18 turkeys, 29 geese, 35 ducks, and 210 fowls. In the following...
Página 267 - Rivers, in the districts of Bathurst and Wellington. I am now awaiting his Excellency's pleasure as to the mode of testing the value of my discovery. " Please address, care of Samuel Park and Co., George Street. " I have, &c. (Signed)
Página 92 - ... received from you, which I hope have not been altogether in vain. Since my arrival in this colony I have had an opportunity of observing the general conduct of many of the first PP exiles, and I am happy to say that many seem to have profited by their late afflictions, and to live an upright and honest life. But, on the other hand, I am sorry to say, that some appear to be almost past recovery, and to have forgotten all the good resolutions and the many solemn promises made whilst in their solitary...

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