book IV. Present inhabitants. book V. Agriculture. book VI. Government and commerce

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Page 9 - Where this is the case in any part of the world, those who are free are by far the most proud and jealous of their freedom. Freedom is to them not only an enjoyment, but a kind of rank and privilege.
Page 169 - Obeah men and women, pretending to have communication with the devil and other evil spirits, whereby the weak and superstitious are deluded into a belief of their having full power to exempt them, whilst...
Page 139 - ... forcibly separated from his wife and children, dragged to public auction, purchased by a stranger, and perhaps sent to terminate his miserable existence in the mines of Mexico; excluded for ever from the light of heaven! and all this without any crime or imprudence on his part, real or pretended. He is punished because his master is unfortunate.
Page 89 - ... were debilitated, bloated, and in a very deplorable condition. The mortality continued after his arrival ; and two or three were frequently buried in one day ; others were taken ill, and began to decline under the same symptoms.
Page 81 - MAHALI dies ! o'er yonder plain • His bier is borne : the sable train By youthful virgins led : Daughters of injured Afric, say Why raise ye thus the heroic lay, Why triumph o'er the dead? No tear bedews their fixed eye : 'Tis now the hero lives...
Page 186 - That all jurors ferving at flave tctted. courts, and every perfon and perfons whofe prefence may be requisite, at the examination of any flave or flaves, or upon the trial of any flave or flaves, and who fhall be required to attend by warrant under the hand and feal of any juftice of the peace, and all and every flave and...
Page 295 - ... the Eaft, combining the flavour and properties of many of thofe fpices ; and forming (as its popular name denotes) im admirable fubftitute, and fuccedaneum for them all.
Page 214 - So palatable, salutary, and nourishing, is the juice of the cane, that every individual of the animal creation, drinking freely of it, derives health and vigour from its use. The meagre and sickly among the negroes, exhibit a surprising alteration in a few weeks after the mill is set in action. The labouring horses, oxen, and mules, though almost constantly at work during this season, yet, being indulged with plenty of the green tops of this noble...
Page 12 - Thofe midnight aflemblies and gambling conventions, wherein health, fortune, and beauty, are fo frequently facrificed in the cities of Europe, are here happily unknown. In their diet, the Creole women are, I think, abftemious even to a fault.
Page 296 - Auguft, are beautifully contrafted and relieved by an exuberance of white flowers. It is remarkable that the leaves are equally fragrant with the fruit, and I am told yield...

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