The Pocket Guide to the West Indies

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E. Stanford, 1907 - West Indies - 316 pages
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Page 30 - And the sun went down, and the stars came out far over the summer sea, But never a moment ceased the fight of the one and the fifty-three.
Page 113 - Whole streets with their inhabitants were swallowed up by the opening of the earth, which when shut upon them squeezed the people to death, and in that manner several were left with their heads above ground, and others covered with dust and earth, by the people who remained in the place.
Page 156 - Etang, and takes a north-easterly course, entering the sea to the north of Grenville Bay. The island is divided into six parishes — St. George, St. David, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, St. Mark, and St. John. The town of St.
Page 67 - ... all of them to be under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; who shall be obliged to study and practice physic and chirurgery, as well as divinity ; that by the apparent usefulness of the former to all mankind, they may both endear themselves to the people, and have the better opportunities of doing good to men's souls, whilst they are taking care of their bodies; but the particulars of the constitution I leave to the Society composed of wise and good men.
Page 195 - Council, which was previously partly elected and partly nominated by the Governor, passed an Act abrogating itself and substituting the Crown Colony system. The new Council consists of sixteen members, eight official and eight nonofficial, all nominated by the Governor under Royal letters Patent. The Governor presides. By
Page 208 - Spanish succession it was captured by the British forces under Admiral Sir George Rooke and ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
Page 194 - The Legislative Council has concurrent legislative powers with the local legislatures on certain subjects specified in the Act, such as matters of property, mercantile and criminal law, the law relating to status, the maintenance of a general police force and a common convict establishment, quarantine, postal and telegraph affairs, currency, audit, weights and measures, education and the care of lunatics, all matters relating to immigration, copyright and patents, and its own constitution and procedure.
Page 31 - And the stately Spanish men to their flagship bore him then, Where they laid him by the mast, old Sir Richard caught at last, And they praised him to his face with their courtly foreign grace; But he rose upon their decks, and he cried...
Page 195 - ... repugnant to an enactment of the general legislature, or may at any time be repealed or altered by one. The Council meets at least once a year, at a place notified by proclamation, and no Council lasts more than three years. The session usually lasts for about one week.
Page 149 - Tobago should become a ward of the United Colony of Trinidad and Tobago ; that the revenue, expenditure, and debt of Tobago should be merged in those of the United Colony ; that the debt due from Tobago to Trinidad should be cancelled; that (with some specified exceptions) the laws of Trinidad should operate in Tobago, and those of Tobago cease to operate so far as they conflicted with the law...

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