Na Motu: Or, Reef-rovings in the South Seas ...

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Pudney & Russell, 1854 - 456 頁
 

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第 295 頁 - Soon after the explosion commenced a number of meteorites fell to the ground over an area a mile and a half in length and half a mile in breadth. The following masses have been collected : — 1.
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 - ... 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 288 頁 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
第 31 頁 - If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness : then He is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
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 378 頁 - Seven miles east of Clermont Tonnerre, the lead ran out to 1,145 fathoms (6,870 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 an instant at 350 fathoms, and then dropped off again and descended to 600 fathoms without reaching bottom.
第 378 頁 - These garlands of verdure seem to stand on the brims of cups, whose bases rest in unfathomable depths. Seven miles east of Clermont Tonnere, the lead ran out to 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...
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 264 頁 - we are thirsty, give us some cocoa-nut water." She told them that she had no nuts in the house, but that they were at liberty to climb the trees, and take as many as they desired. They then requested her to lend them the o, which is a piece of ironwood, about four feet long and an inch and a half in diameter, with which the natives open the cocoanut. She cheerfully complied with their wishes, little imagining that she was giving them the instrument which, in few moments, was to inflict a fatal blow...

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