Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac: Under the Command of Commodore John Downes, During the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the Years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834; Including a Particular Account of the Engagement at Quallah-Battoo, on the Coast of Sumatra; with All the Official Documents Relating to the Same
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Page 334 - And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
Page 113 - And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
Page 239 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Page 113 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison : that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold ; and the gold of that land is good : there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Page 351 - ... hurried into the city, and committed to prison. Such an outrage on personal liberty spread a general alarm ; and the Europeans unanimously agreed to send for their boats, with armed men, from the shipping, for the security of themselves and their property, until the matter should be brought to a conclusion. The boats accordingly came, and ours among the number ; one of which was fired on and a man wounded. All trade was stopped, and the Chinese men-of-war drawn up opposite the factories.
Page 464 - I have therefore given orders for the dispatch of an armed vessel to join our squadron in those seas and aid in affording all lawful protection to our trade which shall be necessary, and shall without delay send a minister to inquire into the nature of the circumstances and also of the claim, if any, that is set up by that Government to those islands.
Page 145 - Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.
Page 269 - That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold; What hath quench'd them hath given me fire.
Page 293 - O'er ten square leagues his far-diverging heads ; Or in one trunk entwists his tangled form, Looks o'er the clouds, and hisses in the storm. Steep'd in fell poison, as his sharp teeth part, A thousand tongues in quick vibration dart ; Snatch the proud eagle towering o'er the heath, Or pounce the lion, as he stalks beneath ; Or strew, as marshall'd hosts contend in vain, With human skeletons the whiten'd plain.