Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 22: Comprehending the Various Branches of Science, the Liberal and Fine Arts, Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce (Classic Reprint) by Alexander Tilloch (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 22: Comprehending the Various Branches of Science, the Liberal and Fine Arts, Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce Towards on we came to anchor in Anna Maria Bay, at the distance of about a verst from the nearest shore; which, however, was only a barren rock. The shore on the other side, which was about two versts distant, was covered with beautiful trees, and exhibited a most charming prospect, especially to people who for thirteen u eeks had t seen land; for the view of Cape St. John scarcely deserves to be mentioned. We w saw two groups which had-the appearance of water fowl, t far from the inhabited part of the coast. As they approached us we perceived them to be natives; and among them were some small children, who sometimes laid hold of their stronger neighbours with one hand, again let them go, and continued swimming alone. They surrounded the ship, and their number grit dually increased till the whole place swarmed with them. They seemed highly gratified, kept continually laughing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.