Impressions Of Australia Felix, During Four Years Residence In That Colony; Notes Of A Voyage Round The World Australian Poems, &c by Richard Howitt

Impressions Of Australia Felix, During Four Years Residence In That Colony; Notes Of A Voyage Round…

byRichard Howitt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845. Excerpt: ... On the 30th of March, 1S44, I left, in the Aden for London, the Heads of Port Phillip, after four days' lingering and illness in the bay. The winds not being altogether favourable caused the delay; and the change of temperature--from warm to cold, from land to water--an attack, after three years' good health, of my colonial enemy, the dysentery. Sea-sickness I had not, nor ever had. Good health soon returned, however, and was mine the whole voyage. I did not leave Australia without regret: some fibres of the affections, if not roots, had struck deep into the alien soil. In my heart I bade an affectionate farewell to the not always gentle and friendly Yarra; to the one small cottage on its banks--our tranquil home of many seasons, and endeared to us--it and its few surrounding fields--by toil and difficulties, as the child of our industry in the waste wilderness. Ties of kindred there were, too; likewise kindred spirits, which had sympathised with us, and with which we had sympathised; and for these, in my heart there lived, and were now breathed forth, warm wishes and warm farewell benedictions. But I am growing serious--as farewells generally are. The land of Australia was receding--the land of blacks, black snakes, black fish, and black potatoes; all of them, say the natives, very excellent eating; to the quality of the two latter only I can bear witness--the land of kangaroos, fleas, and grasshoppers, which jump abundantly, though not with my inclinations--the land where trees sink and stones swim; where the birds dress very handsomely--very angels in their plumage, but at the antipodes in their voices--the land where Whitsuntide wraps herself in a woollen mantle, forsaken of daffodils, peonies, and lilacs; whilst Father Christmas cools himself with a ...

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Title:Impressions Of Australia Felix, During Four Years Residence In That Colony; Notes Of A Voyage Round…Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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