The Natural History of Man: Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, America, Asia, and ancient Europe

G. Routledge and Sons, 1870

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第 410 頁 - Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.
第 402 頁 - Howbeit, they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly : but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he ,was a god.
第 730 頁 - Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
第 294 頁 - ) fill the air, and the god is supposed thus to notify his approach. While giving the answer the priest's eyes stand out and roll as in a frenzy ; his voice is unnatural, his face pale, his lips livid, his breathing depressed, and his entire appearance like that of a furious madman ; the sweat runs from every pore, and tears start from his strained eyes ; after which the symptoms gradually disappear. The priest looks round with a vacant stare, and as the god says,
第 754 頁 - Before the prodigy finally retires, he takes a run into every house belonging to his tribe, and is followed by his train. When this is done in some cases he has a ramble on the tops of the same houses, during which he is anxiously watched by his attendants, as if they expected his flight.
第 407 頁 - ... him, and had acquired sufficient force to carry his canoe before it, without passing underneath. He then sat motionless, and was carried along, at the same swift rate as the wave, till it landed him upon the beach. Then he started out, emptied his canoe, and went in search of another swell. I could not help concluding that this man felt the most supreme pleasure, while he was driven on so fast and so smoothly by the sea...
第 754 頁 - ... singing. The dog-eating party occasionally carried a dead dog to their pupil, who forthwith commenced to tear it in the most dog-like manner. The party of attendants kept up a low growling noise, or a whoop...
第 754 頁 - By and by he condescends to come down ; and they then follow him to his den, which is marked by a rope made of red bark being hung over the doorway so as to prevent any person from ignorantly violating its precincts. None are allowed to enter that house but those connected with the art: all I know, therefore, of their further proceedings, is that they keep up a furious hammering, singing, and screeching, for hours during the day.
第 3 頁 - Strange as it may appear, I would refer to an Australian as the finest model of the human proportions I have ever met with ; in muscular development combining perfect symmetry, activity, and strength ; while his head might have compared with an antique bust of a philosopher.
第 424 頁 - The corpse was then carried up to the most conspicuous part of the morai, with the feathers, the two bundles of cloth, and the drums; the last of which beat slowly. The feathers and bundles were laid against the pile of stones, and the corpse at the foot of them. The priests having again seated themselves round it, renewed their prayers, while some of their attendants dug a hole about two feet deep, into which they threw the unhappy victim, and covered it over with earth and stones. While they were...