Na Motu: or, reef-rovings in the South seas ...

Pudney & Russell, 1854 - 456 頁

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第 445 頁 - Indian race, from the mouth of the St. Lawrence to the mouth of the Mississippi, had become estranged from the English and friendly to the French.
第 370 頁 - As slow our ship her foamy track Against the wind was cleaving, Her trembling pennant still look'd back To that dear isle 'twas leaving. So loth we part from all we love, From all the links that bind us ; So turn our hearts, as on we rove, To those we've left behind us...
第 264 頁 - ... her husband fall. She rushed forward to give vent to her agonized feelings, and take a last embrace. But she was immediately seized, and bound hand and foot, while the body of her murdered husband was placed in a long basket made of cocoa-nut leaves, and borne from her sight. It appears that they were always exceedingly careful to prevent the wife, or daughter, or any female relative from touching the corpse ; for so polluting were females considered, that a victim would have been desecrated...
第 264 頁 - ... to your savage gods ; and I also know that it is useless for me to beg for mercy, for you will not spare my life. You may kill my body ; but you cannot hurt my soul ; for I have begun to pray to Jesus, the knowledge of whom the Missionaries have brought to our island : you may kill my body, but you cannot hurt my soul.
第 378 頁 - ... eleven hundred and forty-five fathoms (six thousand eight hundred and seventy feet) without reaching bottom. "Within three-quarters of a mile of the southern point of this island, the lead at another throw, after running out for a while, brought up in an instant at three hundred and fifty fathoms, and then dropped off again and descended to six hundred fathoms without reaching bottom. The lagoons are generally shallow, though in the larger islands soundings gave twenty to thirty-five, and even...
第 387 頁 - All the flowers bowed their head, smelling the fragrance , They stood around in great sorrow. Alas ! alas ! O my blossom that has fallen ! The chief tenant inquired of his landlord, ' What thinkest thou concerning this flower Which thou did'st plant in my border ? The Lord replied, ' I have taken away the image of all its glory ; Its bud has fallen and is mingled with the dust.
第 388 頁 - Then ascend the ladder of God, And pass within the glorious walls of Jerusalem ; And enter into the peace of God's kingdom. Thou art singing hymns with good angels ; A never-ceasing employment is thy employment there. O Ge'rrita, Gerrita ! Deeply we mourn that we cannot behold thee : For ever hast thou gone from our sight, And wilt return hither no more.
第 387 頁 - Farewell to the beautiful flower of the Doctor's garden ! It has fallen and vanished away. The flower that budded first did blossom fair; Its splendor was seen ; its fragrance exhaled : But the burning sun came, and it withered, And that beautiful blossom has fallen ! 560 ELEQY ON OP JUDD, JR. The occupant of the garden then wondered That a single flower should have fallen.
第 299 頁 - Branda, a native of Scotland, but for many years a resident of this island, and who has schooners continually engaged in the trade.
第 387 頁 - And that beautiful blossom has fallen ! The occupant of the garden then wondered That a single flower should have fallen. He sought it, but found it not again; it was gone ; It had perished ; it had mingled with the dust. Alas ! what...