An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales: Both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony, 第 1 卷

A.J. Valpy, 1837 - 478 頁

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第 389 頁 - ... the Lord thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in His ways, and to fear Him. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig-trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil-olive, and honey...
第 63 頁 - And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him ; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
第 97 頁 - Governor-in-Chief for the time being, previously obtained for that purpose, which orders and directions you are to signify to all captains or masters of ships immediately on their arrival at our said settlement, and you are at the same time to take the most effectual measures that the said orders and directions shall be strictly obeyed and complied with.
第 445 頁 - Sydney; agriculture in a yet languishing state; commerce in its early dawn; revenue unknown; threatened with famine; distracted by faction; the public buildings in a state of dilapidation and mouldering to decay; the few roads and bridges...
第 23 頁 - ... guard and the convicts who had been landed in the morning. The spot chosen for this purpose was at the head of the cove, near the run of fresh water, which stole silently along through a very thick wood, the stillness of which had then, for the first time since the creation, been interrupted by the rude sound of the labourer's axe, and the downfall of its ancient inhabitants; a stillness and tranquillity which from that day were to give place to the voice of labour, the confusion of camps and...
第 446 頁 - I left it in February last, reaping incalculable advantages from my extensive and important discoveries in all directions, including the supposed insurmountable barrier called the Blue Mountains, to the westward of which are situated the fertile plains of Bathurst ; and, in all respects, enjoying a state of private comfort and public prosperity, which I trust will at least equal the expectation of his Majesty's Government.
第 97 頁 - And whereas it hath been represented to us that great evils have arisen from the unrestrained importation of spirits into our said settlement from vessels touching there, whereby both the settlers and convicts have been induced to barter and exchange their live stock and other necessary articles for the said spirits, to their particular loss and detriment, as well as to that of our said settlement at large, we do, therefore, strictly enjoin you, on pain of our utmost displeasure, to order and direct...
第 407 頁 - Australian summer-day, without preventing the traveller from proceeding in any direction at a rapid trot or canter. On the banks of rivers, and especially on the alluvial land within the reach of their inundations, the forest becomes what the colonists call a thick brush or jungle.
第 418 頁 - No nation is drunken where wine is cheap ; and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.
第 251 頁 - ... per cent.) on mortgages given for the same purpose rapidly accumulated, till at length creditors became imperative in their demands for payment, being themselves generally pressed by other creditors either in the colony or in England; and debtors who had nothing but their stock and their land to look to, found themselves suddenly and unexpectedly ruined. Month after month herds of cattle and flocks of sheep were seized and sold for the payment of debts incurred by their original purchase; and...