A voyage to the South-seas, and to many other parts of the world, from 1740 to 1744, by an officer of the fleet [R. Walter, revised by B. Robins].

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Página 121 - C p should now declare he never intended to go to the southward, when he publickly gave his word and honour he would go that way, or any way where the spirit of the people led : But he afterwards told his officers, he knew he had a severe trial to go through, if, ever he came to England ; and as for those who liv'd to return to their country, the only favour he requested from them, was to declare the truth, without favour or prejudice, and this we promis'd faithfully to do : His words, in this respect,...
Página 241 - He told us that his agility in pursuing a goat had once like to have cost him his life ; he pursued it with so much eagerness...
Página 74 - ... discretional, that if the Squadron was disabled, Care was to be taken not to endanger his Majesty's Ships. Yes, that (says the Captain) was settled at St. Julian's: Notwithstanding what has been said, Gentlemen, I am agreeable to take any Chance with you, and to go any Way; but would have you consider of it, and defer your Determination till all is ready to go off the Spot. I then told the Captain, You have known, Sir, from the Time you saw the Proposal, that the People are uneasy, and the Work...
Página 145 - Number that give themselves the least Concern for the Preservation of their Lives, but are rather the reverse, being ripe for Mutiny and Destruction; this is a great Affliction to the Lieutenant, myself, and the Carpenter; we know not what to do to bring them under any Command; they have troubled us to that Degree, that we are weary of our Lives...
Página 240 - He built two huts with pimento trees, covered them with long grass, and lined them with the skins of goats, which he killed with his gun as he wanted, so long as his powder lasted, which was but a pound ; and that being almost spent, he got fire by rubbing two sticks of pimento wood together upon his knee.
Página 144 - Allen, ditto,, 18 Gosport. Wednesday the 4th, hard gales at WNW, and a great sea without; served out flour and a piece of beef to two men for a week's subsistence ; the weather is so bad that there is no other food to be got. Thursday the 5th, little wind at SW, with heavy rains ; at six this morning went under sail, but could make no hand of it, therefore were obliged to put back again : As soon as we came to an anchor, the boatswain employed himself in making a raft to get ashore with ; this raft...
Página 167 - WSW distant seven leagues ; the swell tumbling in from the sea, would not permit us to speak with 'em ; by their motions, actions, cloathing, and by their whole behaviour, we took them for Christians : it being a plain level land, they rode backwards and forwards like racers, waving white handkerchiefs, and making signs for us to go into a bay, which lay about a league to the northward ; which we design'd to do on the tide of ebb.
Página 104 - Design in going to the Southward. The Captain answer'd, Gentlemen, it is Time enough to think of this when we are ready to go off: Have not I told you before, that I do not care which Way I go, Southward or Northward? I will take my Fate with you.
Página 169 - ... and headed and beaked like a crow, only the point of their bill turns down a little; they will bite hard, but they are very tame, and will drive in herds to your boat-side like sheep, and there you may knock 'em on the head, all one after another; they will not make any great haste away.
Página 125 - ... to every Man and Boy twelve Days Provision, for them to dress before we go off; and also it is agreed, that whoever is guilty of defrauding another of any Part of his Allowance, on sufficient Proof thereof, the Person found guilty (without any respect of Person) shall be put on Shore at the first convenient Place, and left there. Secondly, In regard to the Boats going off with us, we think proper to allow one Week's Provision for each Man appointed to go in them, in order to prevent Separation...

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