inclined guide-light changes from 1st proximo to triple flash--green white green--in place of occulting red as heretofore.
Huge columns carved out of single masses of marble, and inlaid from top to bottom with a hundred intricate figures wrought in costly verde antique; pulpits of the same rich materials, whose draperies hung down in many a pictured fold, the stony fabric counterfeiting the delicate work of the loom; the grand altar brilliant with polished facings and balustrades of oriental agate, jasper, verde antique, and other precious stones, whose names, even, we seldom hear-- and slabs of priceless lapis lazuli lavished every where as recklessly as if the church had owned a quarry of it.
Red porphyry-- verde antique--jasper--oriental agate--alabaster--mother-of-pearl-- chalcedony--red coral--lapis lazuli!
On the other hand, there is a considerable degree of resemblance in the volcanic nature of the soil, in climate, height, and size of the islands, between the Galapagos and Cape de Verde
Archipelagos: but what an entire and absolute difference in their inhabitants!
The master of the merchantman assured him that from the position at which they had picked him up, and the prevailing winds for the past week he could have been on no other island than one of the Cape Verde group, which lie off the West Coast of Africa in about 16x or 17x north latitude.
The horrid thing seems to bring nothing but murder and misfortune to those who have anything to do with it, for three days after we sailed from the Cape Verde Islands our own crew mutinied and killed every one of their officers.
It must be a continent, or at least an island--one of the Canaries, or of the Cape Verde
They would have to cross the chain which separates the basin of the Niger from the basin of the Senegal, and determines the course of the water-shed, whether to the Gulf of Guinea on the one hand, or to the bay of Cape Verde
on the other.
A single survivor in an open boat was picked up off the Cape Verde
Islands, in a dying condition.
As I had been one voyage to this coast before, I knew very well that the islands of the Canaries, and the Cape de Verde
Islands also, lay not far off from the coast.
Days, weeks passed, and under easy sail, the ivory Pequod had slowly swept across four several cruising-grounds; that off the Azores; off the Cape de Verdes
; on the Plate (so called), being off the mouth of the Rio de la Plata; and the Carrol Ground, an unstaked, watery locality, southerly from St.
"In the first part of the voyage," says he in his letter, "they were determined to have it said they had been in Africa, and therefore insisted on stopping at the Cape de Verdes
. Next they said the ship should stop on the coast of Patagonia, for they must see the large and uncommon inhabitants of that place.