Letters written in the interior of Cuba: between the mountains of Arcana, to the east, and of Cusco, to the west, in the months of February, March, April, and May, 1828

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Bowles and Dearborn, 1829 - Cuba - 256 pages
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Page ix - Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
Page ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 90 - There is a short bill, in one of the streets of this city, at an angle, nearly of 45. Standing at the foot of it, I saw a cart and oxen, approaching at the top, with three hogsheads of molasses, and the driver sitting on the forward cask. The driver did not so much as leave his perch ; the oxen went straight and fearless over the pitch of the hill, and it seemed as if they must be crushed to death. The animals squatted like a dog, and rather slid, than walked to the bottom of the hill. Have we...
Page xii - ... death, it was when they were finished. If ever I knew and felt the delightful import of that passage,—/ am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand; I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, &c. it was then, and it is now. In my own bosom there is peace. Whether life or death be before me, all is well. I can say, the will of the. Lord be done.
Page 165 - Havana, extensive and splendid enough to be truly denominated palaces. Three or four distinct establishments, or suites of apartments, are found under one roof, occupied by different members of the patriarchal household.
Page ii - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Page xii - ... and at a fit time communicated.) — ' I believe the hour of my departure is at hand; how near I cannot say, but not far distant is the time when I shall be in the immediate presence of my Maker. This impression leads me to look back upon my life and inwardly upon my present state. In the review I find many things to be humbled and penitent for, and many things to fill me with gratitude and praise. I have, I trust, the testimony of my heart, that my life, my best powers, my time, and my efforts,...
Page 24 - ... granulated juice are wet to prevent its sticking, and that from the central clarifying boiler, the same process goes on to the granulating tank, both on the right and left. ' In passing to the purging-house, we discovered a negro goading a pair of superannuated oxen, who were incapable of harder labor, round a post in the centre of a little pit, six or eight feet in diameter, for the purpose of treading liquid clay. Everything, of course, looked filthy enough. In this dirty hole is produced the...
Page 10 - It is not rare, almost every estate reserves one or more of these trees, in some favorable situation to gratify the eye ; for it answers no other human purpose, — it is neither timber nor fuel. The cotton, however, I should not forget, which it yields in a very scanty crop, is sometimes used to stuff a pillow. One on the Santa Ana Estate, towers a hundred . feet towards heaven, sixty-five of which, ascertained by admeasurement, are a smooth cylinder, without a limb or knot, twenty-seven and a half...
Page 3 - You withdraw your eyes from the volante, tp gaze on a vehicle of an humbler character, on the clumsy cart, with large wheels and a rude body, formed of skins, and perhaps filled with corn, each ear covered with a thin coat of husks, the state in which they preserve this grain. It is drawn by oxen most strangely harnessed. ' A yoke is placed behind their horns at the root, and so fixed to them with fillets and ropes, that they draw or push by their horns without chafing. A rope or thong leads from...

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