Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts, Band 66

W & R Chambers, 1889

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Seite 89 - The rats gnawed his feet and clothes while asleep, which obliged him to cherish the cats with his goats' flesh ; by which many of them became so tame, that they would lie about him in hundreds, and soon delivered him from the rats. He likewise tamed some kids, and to divert himself would now and then sing and dance with them and his cats...
Seite 89 - He had his last shirt on when we found him on the island. At his first coming on board us, he had so much forgot his language, for want of use, that we could scarce understand him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves. We offered him a dram, but he would not touch it, having drank nothing but water since his being there; and 'twas some time before he could relish our victuals.
Seite 129 - A totem is a class of material objects which a savage regards with superstitious respect, believing that there exists between him and every member of the class an intimate and altogether special relation.
Seite 89 - When his powder failed, he took them by speed of foot ; for his way of living and continual exercise of walking and running, cleared him of all gross humours ; so that he ran with wonderful swiftness through the woods and up the rocks and hills, as we perceived when we employed him to catch goats for us. We had a bull-dog, which we sent with several of our nimblest runners, to help him in catching goats ; but he distanced and tired both the dog and the men, catched the goats, and brought them to...
Seite 88 - Ports," a ship that came here last with Captain Dampier, who told me that this was the best man in her ; so I immediately agreed with him to be a mate on board our ship.
Seite 88 - Sea ships. He had with him his clothes and bedding, with a firelock, some powder, bullets, and tobacco, a hatchet, a knife, a kettle, a Bible, some practical pieces, and his mathematical instruments and books. He...
Seite 322 - A wilder or more disconsolate dwelling it was perhaps difficult to conceive. The sombrous and heavy sound of the billows, successively dashing against the rocky beach at a profound distance beneath, was to the ear what the landscape was to the eye — a symbol of unvaried and monotonous melancholy, not unmingled with horror.
Seite 89 - Having some linen cloth by him, he sewed himself shirts with a nail, and stitched them with the worsted of his old stockings, which he pulled out on purpose. He had his last shirt on when we found him on the island. At his first coming on board us...
Seite 202 - ... met, a pistol was put into his hand, which he fired, and was awakened by the report.
Seite 75 - And here, while the night-winds round me sigh, And the stars burn bright in the midnight sky, As I sit apart by the desert stone, Like Elijah at Horeb's cave, alone, "A still small voice...

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