Tales of Old Travel

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Macmillan & Company, 1906 - 368 páginas
 

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Página 17 - Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vext the dim sea : I am become a name ; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known ; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments...
Página 338 - We saw, however, some proofs of their ingenuity, in various figures cut on the smooth surface of some large stones. They consisted chiefly of representations of themselves in different attitudes, of their canoes, of several sorts of fish and animals; and, considering the rudeness of the instruments with which the figures must have been executed, they seemed to exhibit tolerably strong likenesses.
Página 158 - We drifted o'er the harbor-bar, And I with sobs did pray, — Oh, let me be awake, my God! Or let me sleep alway. The harbor-bay was clear as glass, So smoothly it was strewn ! And on the bay the moonlight lay, And the shadow of the Moon. The...
Página 327 - The laboratory and sick tents were erected, and, I am sorry to say, were soon filled with patients afflicted with the true camp dysentery and the scurvy. More pitiable objects were perhaps never seen. Not a comfort or convenience could be got for them, besides the very few we had with us. His Excellency, seeing the state these poor objects were in, ordered a piece of ground to be enclosed for the purpose of raising vegetables -for them. The seeds that were sown upon this occasion, on first appearing...
Página 341 - ... with, and not very abundant, or frequently to be met with, in this country. We made a kettle of excellent soup out of a white cockatoo and * Bush lumbago. two crows which I had shot, as we came along.
Página 289 - But shortly, til that it was veray night They coude not, though they did all hir might, Hir capel catch, he ran alway so fast : Til in a diche they caught him at the last.
Página 224 - Philips, called, and was adjudged to serve in a monastery for five years, without any stripes, and to wear a fool's coat, or S. Benito, during all that time. Then were called John Storie, Richard Williams, David Alexander, Robert Cooke, Paul Horsewell and Thomas Hull : the six were condemned to serve in monasteries without stripes, some for three years and...
Página 345 - From the top of this hill we saw a chain of hills or mountains, which appeared to be thirty or forty miles distant, running in a north and south direction. The northernmost being conspicuously higher than any of the rest, the governor called it Richmond Hill ; the next, or those in the centre, Lansdown Hills ; and those to the southward, which are by much the lowest, Carmarthen Hills.
Página 344 - ... four o'clock we took up our quarters near a stagnant pool. The ground was so very dry and parched, that it was with some difficulty we could drive either our tent pegs or poles into it. The country about this spot was much clearer of underwood than that which we had passed during the day. The trees around us were immensely large, and the tops of them filled with loraquets and paroquets of exquisite beauty, which chattered to such a degree that we could scarcely hear each other speak. We fired...
Página 278 - The next day being the 21st of May, 1542, departed out of this life, the valorous, virtuous, and valiant captain, Don Fernando de Soto, governor of Cuba, and adelantado of Florida: whom fortune advanced, as it useth to do others, that he might have the higher fall.

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