Discoveries in Australia, כרך 2

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T. and W. Boone, 1846
 

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עמוד 415 - I had ascended, I could see no change in the terrible desert into which I had penetrated. The horizon was unbroken by a single mound, from north round to north again, and it was as level as that of the ocean. My view to the north extended about eight miles, but I did not venture to compass that distance, only perhaps to have overlooked a similar heartrending and desolate scene.
עמוד 530 - May is the month in which the winter weather fairly sets in, anil it rarely happens that the middle of this month passes without the rains having commenced. This season seems to vary but little as to the time and manner of setting in, — it is ushered in by blowing weather from about NNE, the wind gradually veering round to the westward as it increases in strength. The first of this weather usually lasts from a week to fourteen days, then comes an interval of fine weather, generally of a fortnight's...
עמוד 172 - These savages of Australia, as we call them, who have adorned the rocks of Depuch Island with their drawings, have in one thing proved themselves superior to the Egyptian and the Etruscan, whose works have elicited so much admiration and afforded food to so many speculations — namely, there is not in them to be observed the slightest trace of indecency.
עמוד 97 - Essington that I thought this anything but some Australian mother's toy to amuse her child: there I was asked, one day, to go and see the "bird's playhouse...
עמוד 5 - A wide bay appearing between two white cliffy heads, and stretching away within to a great distance, presented itself to our view. Far to the southward, between the heads, rose a small table-topped hill. As we pulled in towards the eastern entrance point, the river-like appearance began to wear off, more land making its appearance towards the head of the opening. On reaching this point Mr. Forsyth and myself climbed up the cliff, whilst the breakfast was cooking. From the summit we had a good view...
עמוד 46 - ... have extended itself in this quarter; that cities and hamlets will have risen on the shore of the newfound river, that commerce will have directed her track thither, and that smoke may rise from Christian hearths where now alone the prowling heathen lights his fire. There is an inevitable tendency in man to create; and there is nothing which he contemplates with so much complacency as the work of his own hands. To civilize the world, to subdue the wilderness, is the proudest achievement to which...
עמוד 296 - I advanced for nearer inspection towards the huge bundle of sticks before mentioned. It seemed almost like the nest of some new bird, and greatly excited my curiosity. As I approached a most unpleasant smell assailed me, and on climbing up to examine it narrowly I found that it contained the decaying body of a native. " Within the outer covering of sticks was one of net, with an inner one of the bark of the papyrus tree enveloping the corpse. According to the singular practice of uncivilised...
עמוד 319 - ... by a succession of tapering spires rising from the many Christian hamlets that must ultimately stud this country, and pointing through the calm depths of the intensely blue and gloriously bright skies of Tropical Australia, to a still calmer and brighter and more glorious region beyond, to which all our sublimest aspirations tend, and where all our holiest desires may be satisfied.
עמוד 40 - ... like a panorama, made the scene so unusually exciting, that I forbear any attempt to describe the mingled emotions of that moment of triumph. As we ran in between the frowning heights, the lead gave a depth of eighteen and twenty fathoms, the velocity of the stream at the same time clearly shewing how large a body of water was pouring through. "This is indeed a noble river!" burst from several lips at the same moment; "and worthy...
עמוד 433 - Strait were drawn off the shape of it would be that of a column nearly 260 feet high. being under Goose or Western Chappell Island, where a lighthouse was in course of construction. His Excellency, Sir John Franklin, requesting that I would send the Vansittart round to Macquarie Harbour, on the west coast, after a party of runaway convicts, we were for a time deprived of her services. As the rise of the tide in the Tamar was sufficient for laying the ship ashore, I took the opportunity of doing so...

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