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any sea to the south of the equator (but especially the South Pacific)

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From 1857 to 1860 he filled many engagements in the lyceums, chiefly speaking of his adventures in the South Seas.
Typee,' as written, contained passages reflecting with considerable severity on the methods pursued by missionaries in the South Seas.
The scene of this romance, which opens well, is laid in the South Seas, but everything soon becomes overdrawn and fantastical, and the thread of the story loses itself in a mystical allegory.
There have been many editions of your works in this country, particularly the lovely South Sea sketches; but the editions are not equal to those of the American publishers.
The pioneer in South Sea romance- -for the mechanical descriptions of earlier voyagers are not worthy of comparison--this book has as yet met with no superior, even in French literature; nor has it met with a rival in any other language than the French.
The errors of the South Sea missions are pointed out with even more force than in 'Typee,' and it is a fact that both these books have ever since been of the greatest value to outgoing missionaries on account of the exact information contained in them with respect to the islanders.
I should have thought you had learned self-reliance on Berande, instead of needing to lean upon the moral support of every whisky-guzzling worthless South Sea vagabond.
Ah," said Percival, "I perceive you both know the South Seas, wherefore, without undue expenditure of verbiage on my part, I am assured that you will appreciate the charm of my princess, the Princess Tui-nui of Talofa, the Princess of the Isle of Love.
You know the South Seas, and you know that the tiger shark, like the bald-face grizzly of Alaska, never gives trail.
The natives of all around that part of the South Seas called it the Jolly Island.
The great majority of his subjects always followed his lead, and, having no religion at all, ensued the time of the Great Licentiousness, when by all South Seas missionaries his island, in sermons, was spoken of as Babylon.
And there aren't any whalers knocking about the South Seas.
At the wheel stood a tall South Sea Islander, clad in white undershirt and scarlet hip-cloth.
Four white sailors had constituted the original crew for'ard, but one by one they had yielded to the charms of palm-waving South Sea isles and been replaced by islanders.
The son of Fastnet Rock, partowned by trainer William Haggas's father-in-law Lester Piggott and Coolmore, was a best-priced 3-1 for his potential clash with Syphax and South Seas in Newcastle's PS100,000 32Red Burradon Conditions Stakes - but Haggas has instead opted for a fact-finding mission over the Guineas course and distance.
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