Dampier's voyages: consisting of a New voyage round the world, a Supplement to the Voyage round the world, Two voyages to Campeachy, a Discourse of winds, a Voyage to New Holland, and a Vindication, in answer to the Chimerical relation of William Funnell, 第 2 卷

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第 252 頁 - Nine a-Clock, sometimes sooner, sometimes later : they first approach the Shore so gently, as if they were afraid to come near it, and oft-times they make some faint Breathings, and as if not willing to offend, they make a halt, and seem ready to retire. I have waited many a time both Ashore to receive the Pleasure, and at Sea to take the Benefit of it. It comes in a fine, small, black...
第 253 頁 - Impulse, do rouze out of their private Recesses, and gently fan the Air till the next Morning ; and then their Task ends, and they leave the Stage. There can be no proper time set when they do begin in the Evening, or when they retire in the Morning, for they do not keep to an Hour ; but they commonly spring up between six and twelve in the Evening, and last till six, eight or ten in the Morning.
第 111 頁 - Indian Warner lived. Great seeming joy there was at their meeting; but how far it was real the event shewed, for the English Warner providing plenty of liquor, and inviting his half-brother to be merry with him, in the midst of his entertainment ordered his men, upon a signal given, to murder him and all his Indians, which was accordingly executed.
第 425 頁 - ... but differing from them in three remarkable particulars, for these had a larger and uglier head, and had no tail, and at the rump, instead of the tail there, they had a stump of a tail, which...
第 439 頁 - I discharged my gun to scare them, but avoided shooting any of them ; till finding the young man in great danger from them, and myself in some ; and that though the gun had a little frightened them at first, yet they had soon learnt to despise it, tossing up their hands, and crying, ' pooh, pooh, pooh ;' and coming on afresh with a great noise.
第 252 頁 - ... o'clock, sooner or later, according as the weather is, it is lulled asleep, and comes no more till the next morning. These winds are as constantly expected as the day in their proper latitudes, and seldom fail but in the wet season. On all coasts of the main, whether in the East or West Indies, or Guinea, they rise in the morning, and withdraw towards the evening; yet capes and headlands have the greatest benefit of them, where they are highest, rise earlier, and blow later.
第 253 頁 - ... do blow in the day and rest in the night, so, on the contrary, these do blow in the night and rest in the day ; and so they do alternately succeed each other. For when the...
第 322 頁 - Aspect is altogether graceful. They are nimble People, but very lazy : which probably is for want of Commerce. Their chief Employment is Husbandry. They have a great many Bulls and Cows, which they carefully look after ; for every Man knows his own, though they run all promiscuously together in their Savannahs, yet they have Pens near their own Houses, where they make them gentle and bring them to the Pail. They also Plant Corn, and fence in their Fields to keep out all Cattle as well tame as wild.
第 253 頁 - Then the land-winds, whose office it is to breathe in the night, moved by the same order of divine impulse, do rouse out of their private recesses, and gently fan the air till the next morning, and then their task ends, and they leave the stage.
第 255 頁 - I shall show hereafter. These winds blow off to sea, a greater or less distance, according as the coast lies more or less exposed to the sea-winds ; for, in some places, we find them brisk three or four leagues off shore ; in other places, not so many miles, and, in some places, they scarce peep without the rocks ; or if they do sometimes, in very fair weather, make a sally out a mile or two, they are not lasting, but suddenly vanish away, though yet, there are every night as fresh land-winds ashore,...