Excursions in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Van Dieman's Land during ... 1830,1,2,3


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Pàgina 187 - Hodmadods have: and setting aside their human shape, they differ but little from brutes. They are tall, straight-bodied, and thin, with small, long limbs. They have great heads, round foreheads, and great brows. Their eyelids are always half closed, to keep the flies out of their eyes...
Pàgina 146 - ... visit it and deposit the seeds of shrubs and trees; every high tide, and still more every gale, adds something to the bank ; the form of an island is gradually assumed ; and lust of all comes man to take possession.
Pàgina 170 - It is supposed they believe, (and as many of their theological opinions are well known, the conjecture is probably a correct one) that if the body of an enemy be devoured, his soul will pass into everlasting fire, there to be tormented to the end of time; but if interred with all due formality, it will be received into a habitation more congenial to it. Even granting this not to be the fact, those persons who have been most among them, and who had opportunities of studying their character, assert...
Pàgina 144 - Strait a great many. These banks are in different stages of progress; some, like this, are become islands, but not yet habitable ; some are above high-water mark, but destitute of vegetation ; whilst others are overflowed with every returning tide. " It seems to me, that when the animalcules which form the corals at the bottom of the ocean cease to live, their structures adhere to each other, by virtue either of the glutinous remains within...
Pàgina 191 - So a wild Tartar, when he spies A man that's handsome, valiant, wise, If he can kill him, thinks t' inherit His wit, his beauty, and his spirit ; As if just so much he enjoy'd As in another is destroy'd...
Pàgina 144 - ... adhere, a mass of rock is at length formed. Future races of these animalcules erect their habitations upon the rising bank, and die in their turn, to increase, but principally to elevate, this monument of their wonderful labours.
Pàgina 432 - Crown will reserve to itself, the right of making and constructing such roads and bridges as may be necessary for public purposes in all lands purchased as above ; and also, to such indigenous timber, stone, and other materials, the produce of the land, as may be required for making and keeping the said roads and bridges in repair, and for any other public purposes.
Pàgina 188 - ... nostrils, and mouth too, if the lips are not shut very close: so that from their infancy being thus annoyed with these insects, they do never open their eyes as other people: and therefore they cannot see far, unless they hold up their heads, as if they were looking at somewhat over them.
Pàgina 256 - ... the most minute and rigid examination that we can persuade ourselves of its being the real beak or snout of a quadruped. The body is depressed, and has some resemblance to that of an otter in miniature : it is covered with a very thick, soft, and beaver-like fur, and is of a moderately dark brown above, and of a subferruginous white beneath.
Pàgina 144 - It is scarcely more than a mile in circumference, but appears to be increasing both in elevation and extent. At no very distant period of time, it was one of those banks produced by the washing up of sand and broken coral, of which most reefs afford instances, and those of Torres

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