Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang during the years 1843-46; employed surveying the islands of the Eastern archipelago. With notes on the natural history of the islands, by A. Adams, Volum 2

Reeve, Benham and Reeve, 1848 - 932 pāgines

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Pāgina 303 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known; In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Pāgina 232 - Fill'd with the face of heaven, which, from afar, Comes down upon the waters; all its hues, From the rich sunset to the rising star, Their magical variety diffuse: And now they change ; a paler shadow strews Its mantle o'er the mountains; parting day Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues •*> With a new colour as it gasps away, The last still loveliest, — till — 'tis gone — and all is gray.
Pāgina 309 - Or, as the snail, whose tender horns being hit, Shrinks backward in his shelly cave with pain, And there all smother'd up in shade doth sit, Long after fearing to creep forth again...
Pāgina 436 - In one place the caves are only to be approached by a perpendicular descent of many hundred feet by ladders of bamboo and rattan, over a sea rolling violently against the rocks. When the mouth of the cavern is attained, the perilous office of taking the nests must often be performed by torch-light...
Pāgina 303 - Deccan spreads her arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground Shadow. m-ftPARADISE LOST. 223 The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillared shade High overarched, and echoing walks between...
Pāgina 18 - Shogun, and persons holding civil offices under the government, are bound, when they have committed any crime, to rip themselves up, but not till they have received an order from the court to that effect ; for, if they were to anticipate this order, their heirs would run the risk of being deprived of their places and property.
Pāgina 42 - So long as the sun shall warm the earth, let no Christian be so bold as to come to Japan; and let all know that the King of Spain himself, or the Christian's god, or the great God of all, if he violate this command, shall pay for it with his head!
Pāgina 390 - Plucking ripe clusters from the tender shoots ; Their port was more than human, as they stood : I took it for a faery vision Of some gay creatures of the element, That in the colours of the rainbow live, And play i
Pāgina 18 - Among the great, this reading takes place in presence of their secretary and the inspector : the person who performs the principal part in this tragic scene, then addresses a speech or compliment to the company ; after which he inclines his head towards the mat, draws his sabre, and cuts himself with it across the belly, penetrating to the bowels.
Pāgina 36 - Their suggestions," says Mr. King, " led to the formation of a settlement, which, ere long, became an important city, and which retains an unhappy celebrity down to our own day. It may give some idea of the rapid extension of Catholicism at this time, to add, that the successor of Xavier died in 1570, having founded fifty churches, and baptized more than 30,000 converts with his own hands.

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