Thursday, February 21, 2008

Empter tangent: Even Captain Cook filled his empter with partridgeberries

The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World
By James Cook

Published 1842

"After breakfast a party of men were sent to the peninsula for brooms and spruce. At the same time half the remainder of the people in each ship hd leave to go and pick berries. The berries to be got here were wild currant-berries, hurtle-berries, partridge-berries, and heath-berries. I also went ashore myself, and walked over part ...

....and berries of several different sorts ; such as bramble-berries, cran-berries, hurtle-berries, heath-berries, a small red berry which, in Newfoundland, is called partridge -berry; and another brown berry, unknown to us. "

So when you next fill your empter think of Captain Cook.

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