To Jamaica and Back (Google eBook)

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Chapman and Hall, 1876 - Jamaica - 324 pages
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Page 157 - AT MONTPELIER IN FRANCE, BUT LEFT THAT COUNTRY FOR HIS RELIGION AND CAME TO SETTLE IN THIS ISLAND, WHERE HE WAS SWALLOWED UP IN THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE IN THE YEAR 1692 AND BY THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD WAS BY ANOTHER SHOCK THROWN INTO THE SEA, AND MIRACULOUSLY SAVED BY SWIMMING UNTIL A BOAT TOOK HIM UP ; HE LIVED MANY YEARS AFTER IN GREAT REPUTATION, BELOVED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM, AND MUCH LAMENTED AT HIS DEATH.
Page 186 - ... such as may be necessary to preserve inviolate the faith of the island with the public creditor...
Page 221 - Children we are all Of one great Father, in whatever clime Nature or chance hath cast the seeds of life, All tongues, all colours : neither after death Shall we be sorted into languages And tints, ..white, black, and tawny, Greek and Goth, Northmen and offspring of hot Africa; The All-Father, he in whom we live and move, He the indifferent Judge of all, regards Nations, and hues, and dialects alike. According to their works shall they be judged, When even-handed Justice in the scale Their good and...
Page 85 - Nee si fide nunquam cesso, Fletu stillans indefesso : Tibi soli tantum munus ; Salva me, Salvator unus. Nil in manu mecum fero, Sed me versus Crucem gero ; Vestimenta nudus oro, Opem debilis imploro ; Fontem Christi quaere immundus, Nisi laves, moribundus. Dum hos artus vita regit ; Quando nox sepulchro tegit ; Mortuos cum stare jubes, Sedens Judex inter nubes ; JESUS, pro me perforatus, Condar intra Tuum latus.
Page 217 - After they are whipped till they are raw, some put on their skins pepper and salt to make them smart ; at other times their masters will drop melted wax on their skins, and use several very exquisite torments.
Page 171 - Re are perfectly broken ; that is to say, they will not kill the object they pursue, unless resisted. On coming up with a fugitive, they bark at him till he stops ; they then crouch near him, terrifying him with a ferocious growling if he stirs. In this position they continue barking, to give notice to the Chasseurs, who come up and secure their prisoner...
Page 140 - The good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take who have the power, And they should keep who can.
Page 217 - ... on every Limb, and then applying the Fire by degrees from the Feet and Hands, burning them gradually up to the Head, whereby their pains are extravagant. For Crimes of a lesser Nature Gelding, or chopping off half of the Foot with an Ax.
Page 219 - ... applied to his feet. He uttered not a groan, and saw his legs reduced to ashes with the utmost firmness and composure; after which one of his arms by some means getting loose, he snatched a brand from the fire that was consuming him and flung it in the face of the executioner.
Page 173 - The fentence was mild, and the punifhment not fevere: but the whole body of the Trelawney town Maroons, in revenge for the indignity offered to two of their number, immediately took...

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