History of the British Colonies: Possessions in the West Indies

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J. Cochrane and Company, 1834 - Gibraltar - 2888 pages
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Page xii - Whereto thus Adam fatherly displeased. "O execrable son so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurped, from God not given; He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but man over men He made not lord; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.
Page x - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 365 - Forthwith the sounds and seas, each creek and bay, With fry innumerable swarm, and shoals Of fish, that with their fins and shining scales Glide under the green wave, in sculls that oft Bank the mid sea...
Page 197 - Councils and the Representatives of the people so to be summoned as aforesaid, to make, constitute, 'and ordain laws, statutes, and ordinances for the public peace, welfare, and good government of our said colonies, and of the people and inhabitants thereof, as near as may be agreeable to the laws of England...
Page 198 - ... import of goods, wares, and merchandizes into, or on the exportation thereof from the island ; also on informations for land under the quit rent acts, and all escheats. It is likewise a court of appeal from the inferior Courts of Common Pleas. This Court sits in the capital of St. Jago de la Vega, or Spanish Town, three times in the year, for three consecutive weeks each time, commencing respectively on the second Monday in February, the first Monday in June, and the first Monday in October in...
Page 317 - The exact date of the discovery of Barbados is not known. It is said to have been first visited by the Portuguese, who, finding it uninhabited and rude in appearance, named the isle Los Barbados, from the number of bearded fig-trees which they found.
Page 84 - An iron pot is filled with sand, and set on the fire till the sand is very hot. Two or three pounds of the grain are then thrown in, and well mixed with the sand by stirring. Each grain bursts and throws out a white substance of twice its bigness.
Page 296 - When forests are destroyed, as they are every where in America by the European planters, with an imprudent precipitation, the springs are entirely dried up, or become less abundant. The beds of the rivers, remaining dry during a part of the year, are converted into torrents, whenever great rains fall on the heights.
Page 119 - It is fat, free from bone, and very good eating ; it feeds on fruits, seeds, and insects. The Snake Fish is about two feet six inches long, and an inch and a half in diameter ; of a dark brown colour on the upper part, underneath of dull yellow, studded with dark spots ; the head is very soft, snout flattened, eyes small, and near the point of the jaw. The greatest singularity connected with this fish is, that its heart will continue to move' several hours after the fish is dead.
Page 438 - America by sea, or from or to any place other than the United Kingdom, or some other of such possessions, except into or from the several ports in such possessions called free ports...

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