The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies, Volume 2

James Humphreys, at the Corner of Second and Walnut-streets, 1806

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Page 175 - If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
Page 206 - ... 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. Not seeing there that freedom, as in countries where it is a common blessing, and as broad and general as the air, may be united with much abject toil, with great misery, with all the exterior of servitude, liberty looks, among them, like something that is more noble and liberal.
Page 55 - He is entrusted with making the treaty of peace: he may yield up the conquest, or retain it upon what terms he pleases. These powers no man ever disputed, neither has it hitherto been controverted that the King might change part or the whole of the law or political form of government of a conquered dominion.
Page 51 - 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 301 - ... superstition upon their minds, we cannot but attribute a very considerable portion of the annual mortality among the negroes of Jamaica to this fascinating mischief. ." The Obi is usually composed of a farrago of " materials, most of which are enumerated in the " Jamaica lavv,* v;z blood, feathers, parrots beaks, " dogs teeth, alligators teeth, broken bottles, grave
Page 206 - The fact is so ; and these people of the southern colonies are much more strongly, and with a higher and more stubborn spirit, attached to liberty, than those to the northward.
Page 231 - The loveliest limbs her form compose, Such as her sister VENUS chose, In FLORENCE, where she's seen ; Both just alike, except the white, No difference, no — none at night, The beauteous dames between.
Page 302 - In the year 1760, when a very formidable insurrection of the Koromantyn or Gold Coast negroes broke out in the parish of St. Mary, and spread through almost every other district of the island, an old...
Page 153 - THIS beautiful little spot is nothing more than a single mountain, rising like a cone in an easy ascent from the sea; the circumference of its base not exceeding eight English leagues.
Page 299 - Obeah-man of the neighbourhood, who may counteract the magical operations of the other; but if no one can be found of higher rank and ability ; or if, after gaining such an ally, he should still fancy himself affected, he presently falls into a decline, under the incessant horror of impending calamities.

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