A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, Volume 1

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Mundell and Son, 1804 - America
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Page 1 - No event has been so interesting to mankind in general and to the inhabitants of Europe in particular, as the discovery of the New World and the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope.
Page 143 - The chiefs and principal officers admitted to their table a multitude of thofe finging and dancing women, with •which India abounds. Effeminacy introduced itfelf into . their houfes and armies. The officers marched to meet the* enemy in palanquins. That brilliant courage, which had fubdued fo many nations, exifted no longer among them.
Page 278 - ... of it. This affection for my perfon had determined you to apprize me of a fault I had inadvertently fallen into from ignorance, but in which my will had no fhare. If your vigilance had not difcovered to me the mifchiefs which my miftake might have produced, what pain fhould I not have felt— I, who have nothing dearer to me than the...
Page 113 - as you said to the mutineers." CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE " In all states of Europe, there are a set of men who assume from their infancy a pre-eminence independent of their moral character. The attention paid...
Page 366 - Musk, generally but little more than a quarter of an ounce. Musk affords such a strong smell, that it becomes disagreeable if not kept at a distance, or weakened by the admixture of other substances. It is likewise so fixed and permanent...
Page 106 - They are firil fown with a kind of radifli, which produces an oil ; then with cotton, and after that with potatoes. This is the common method of culture ; but the rule is not without exception. Upon...
Page 37 - ... rites of their theology. Feizi, having received the proper instructions for the part he was to act, was conveyed privately to Benares, the seat of knowledge in Hindostan ; he was received into the house...
Page 398 - To this description, which makes humanity shudder, let us add other objects, equally shocking. Let imagination enlarge upon them, if possible. Let us represent to ourselves infants deserted, some expiring on the breasts of their mothers ; everywhere the dying and the dead mingled together ; on all sides the groans...
Page 148 - We renounce your alliance for ever : your arms are fuperior to ours; but we are more juft than you, and we do not fear you. The Itons are from this day your enemies ; fly from their country, and beware how you approach it again.
Page 329 - ... indulge my grief, and to give a free course to my tears ! Eliza was my friend. Reader, whosoe'er thou art, forgive me this involuntary emotion. Let my mind dwell upon Eliza. If I have sometimes moved thee to compassionate the calamities of the human race, let me now prevail upon thee to commiserate my own misfortune. I was thy friend without knowing thee; be for a moment mine. Thy gentle pity shall be my reward.

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