A philosophical and political history of the settlements and trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, Volume 2

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Page 378 - ... fermentation, that would alter the dye, fpoil its colour, and make what is called burnt indigo. Thefe accidents are prevented by a clofe attention to the leaft alterations that the dye undergoes, and by the precaution which the workmen take to draw out a little of it from time to time in a clean veflel.
Page 376 - Moilture caufee this plant to (hoot above the furface in three or four days. It is ripe at the end of two months. When it begins to flower, it is cut with pruning knives ; and cut again at the end of every fix weeks, if the weather is a little rainy.
Page 378 - To effe<£l this, the water is forcibly agitated with wooden buckets that are full of holes, and fixed to a long handle. This part of the procefs requires the greateft precautions.
Page 377 - This production ought to be gathered in with great precaution, for fear of making the farina that lies on the leaves, and is very valuable, fall off by making it.
Page 174 - High German' alone, that is, the dialects of south and central Germany, and the principal specimens of the oldest High German literature date only from the end of the eighth or the beginning of the ninth century.
Page 155 - The warriors who went to battle, made a vow to fend him a certain number of fouls, which they confecrated to him; thefe fouls were Odin's right, he received them in VALHALL, his ordinary place of refidence, where he rewarded all fuch as died fword in hand. There it was that he diftributed to them praifes and delight j there he received them at his table, where in a continual feaft, as we (hall...
Page 380 - It branches out very much, and grows narrow, as well as its branches, at every point of ramification: this gives to each portion of the plant, thus made narrow, the form of an oval, thick, and thorny leaf. It has no other leaves but these. Its flowers scattered over the young stems, are succeeded by a fruit that is fit for eating, and resembles a fig. The cochineal insect, like all others, is of two sexes, but which are exceedingly dissimilar in their appearance. The female, which alone is valuable...
Page 89 - BOOK of Dupleix, determined la Bourdonnais to return to Europe, , ' where a horrid dungeon was the reward of all his glorious.fervices, and the end of all the hopes which the nation had built upon his great talents.
Page 378 - ... tub, it is drained into facks ; from whence, when water no longer filters -through the cloth, this matter, now become of a thicker confidence, is put into chcfts, where it entirely lofes its moifture.
Page 378 - ... lost. If, on the other hand, the dye were to be agitated too long after the complete...

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