Australia and the East: Being a Journal Narrative of a Voyage to New South Wales in an Emigrant Ship, with a Residence of Some Months in Sydney and the Bush, and the Route Home by Way of India and Egypt, in the Years 1841 and 1842
J. Murray, 1843 - 465 pagina's
"The author went out to Sydney in the Lady Kennaway, 584 tons. He gives an interesting account of New South Wales in the late thirties under the administration of Sir George Gipps." --abebooks website.
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Pagina 9 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Pagina 355 - ... the habit which all classes seem within the last few years to have contracted, of speculating beyond their means, of living beyond their income, of spending money before it was acquired, and of keeping up the appearance of men who had realized large fortunes, while they were only in the act of accumulating them. Extravagant expenditure in houses, in furniture, in entertainments, in equipages, in dress, in servants, in short, in every branch of disbursement, was characteristic of all the trading...
Pagina 439 - What are the hopes of man? Old Egypt's king Cheops erected the first pyramid, And largest, thinking it was just the thing To keep his memory whole, and mummy hid; But somebody or other, rummaging, Burglariously broke his coffin's lid: Let not a monument give you or me hopes, Since not a pinch of dust remains of Cheops.
Pagina 21 - You gentlemen of England who live at home at ease, how little do you think upon " the dangers of this infernal hunting.
Pagina 304 - ... excess of such duties as are partly for the purpose of revenue, and partly for that of protection — that the prayer of the present petition is respectfully submitted to the wisdom of parliament. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that your honourable House will be pleased to \ take the subject into consideration, and to adopt such measures as may be calculated to give greater freedom to foreign commerce, and thereby to increase the resources of the state.