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" When a negro is so fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of seventeen carats, much ceremony takes place ; he is crowned with a wreath of flowers, and carried in procession to the administrator, who gives him his freedom, by paying his owner for... "
Travels in the Interior of Brazil,: Particulary in the Gold and Diamond ... - Page 220
by John Mawe - 1812 - 366 pages
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The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 74

English literature - 1812
...water. In this vessel all the diamonds found in the course of the day are placed, and at the closeof the work are taken out and delivered to the principal...fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of an octavo, (17-i carats,) much ceremony takes place ; he is crowned with a wreath of flowers, and carried in procession...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 20

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - Literary Criticism - 1812
...it from him, and deposits it in a gameira or bowi, suspended from the centre of the structure, halt full of water. In this vessel all the diamonds found...octavo (17^ carats), much ceremony takes place. He it crowned with a wreath of flowers, and carried in procession to the administrator, who gives him...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 7

English literature - 1812
...In this vessel all the diamonds found in the course of the day are placed, and at the close of the work are taken out and delivered to the principal...fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of an octavo (17i carats) much ceremony takes place ; he is crowned wiih a wreath of flowers and carried in procession...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 7

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1812
...In this vessel all the diamonds found in the course of the day are placed, and"',!! the close of the work are taken out and delivered to the principal...fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of an octavo (17j carats) much ceremony takes place ; he is crowned with, a wreath of Bowers and carried in procession...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1813
...officer, who, after they have been weighed, registers the pnrtknJars in a book kept for that purposr. When a negro is so fortunate as to find a diamond of Xlie weight ot" of an octavo (I7J carats), much ceremony takes place ; he is crown W with a wreath...
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Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ..., Volume 2

E. Polehamton - 1815
...extends them, holding the gem between his fore-finger and thumb. An overseer receives it from him, aiid deposits it in a gamella or bowl, suspended from the...fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of an octavo (17f carats much ceremony takes place. He is crowned with a wreath of flowers, and carried in procession...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science

Edward Polehampton - 1815
...and delivered to the principal officer, who, after they have been weighed, registers the particular* in a book kept for that purpose. ' When a negro is...fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of an octavo (L7| carats much ceremony takes place. He is crowned with a wreath of flowers, and carried in procession...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art: Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 2

Edward Polehampton, John Mason Good - Natural history - 1818
...extends them, holding the gem between bis fore-finger and thumb. An overseer receives it from !iim, and deposits it in a gamella or bowl, suspended from...fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of an octavo (1? carats much ceremony takes place. He is crowned with a wreath of flowers, and carried in procession...
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Annual Register, Volume 54

Edmund Burke - History - 1821
...thumb; an overseer receives it from him, and deposits itin agamellaor bowl, suspended from the center of the structure, half full of water. In this vessel...so fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of of an octavo (17 J carats), much ceremony takes place ; he is crowned with a wreath of flowers, and...
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The Hundred Wonders of the World: And of the Three Kingdoms of Nature ...

Sir Richard Phillips - Wonder - 1821 - 660 pages
...are deposited, and at the close of the work are taken out and delivered to the principal overseer, who, after they have been weighed, registers the particulars...so fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of seventeen carats and a half, the following ceremony takes place : he is crowned with a wreath of flowers,...
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