The West Indies, Enslaved and Free: A Concise Account of the Islands and Colonies: Their History, Geography, Climates, Productions, Resources, Populations, Manners, Customs, Colonisation, Slavery, Emancipation, and Christian Missions

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18 ページ - I was so delighted with the scene that I had almost come to the resolution of staying here the remainder of my days...
7 ページ - European who set foot in the new world which he had discovered. He landed in a rich dress, and with a naked sword in his hand. His men followed, and kneeling down, they all kissed the ground which they had so long desired to see.
270 ページ - This is a very wild and romantic scene. The whole of the bottom of the valley is broken into vast and irregular masses of clay and limestone, which are scattered about in the utmost confusion, and render it a laborious task to scramble and leap from one to another. The surface of the ground is hot everywhere, and so much so near the streams of water which ran between the fragments that I could not keep my foot half a minute upon it. The water at its source boils up violently, and very gradually cools...
375 ページ - I do not recollect, during the whole time I was there, that I saw any thing, in any one, that indicated a feeling of religious sensibility. There was no place of worship ; no priest of any kind, except one who had been there a few years, who was a dissolute, drunken man. It was of the Lord's mercy that I, and the whole land, were not destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah.
278 ページ - The landscape behind the town is beautifully grand ; indeed the whole prospect from the edge of Morne Bruce, a lofty table-rock occupied by the garrison, is one of the very finest in the West Indies. The valley runs up for many miles in a gently inclined plane between mountains of irregular heights and shapes, most of which are clothed up to their cloudy canopies with rich parterres of green coffee, which perfumes the whole atmosphere, even to some distance over the sea; the river rolls a deep and...
7 ページ - ... which he had discovered. He landed in a rich dress, and with a naked sword in his hand. His men followed, and kneeling down, they all kissed the ground which they had so long desired to see. They next erected a crucifix, and prostrating themselves before it, returned thanks to God for conducting their voyage to such a happy issue. They then took solemn possession of the country for the crown of Castile and Leon, with all the formalities which the Portuguese were accustomed to observe in acts...
323 ページ - Charibs, for the purchase of the country, the latter gave the natives ' some knives and hatchets, and a large quantity of glass beads, besides two bottles of brandy for the chief himself...
292 ページ - Servants well, both in their meat, drink, and lodging, and given them such work, as is not unfit for Christians to do. But if the Masters be cruel, the Servants have very wearisome and miserable lives. Upon the arrival of any ship, that brings servants to the...
140 ページ - In 1800 some French having settled on part of the island, and becoming at variance with the Dutch, the latter surrendered the island to a single British frigate. It was restored to the Dutch, by the peace of 1802, and taken from them by a British squadron in 1807, and again restored by the peace of 1814. The principal town is St. Peter, at the north-east extremity of the island. Long. 69. 15. W., lat. 12. 52.
198 ページ - to the knowledge of the Christian religion is undoubtedly a great and good design — in the intention laudable, and in speculation easy ; yet I believe, for reasons too tedious to be mentioned, that the difficulties attending it are, and I am persuaded ever will be, insurmountable."— p.

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