The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies, Volume 1

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John Stockdale, 1801 - Botany
 

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Page 358 - ... all persons inhabiting in, or resorting to, our said colonies, may confide in our royal protection for the enjoyment of the benefit of the laws of our realm of England...
Page 192 - Here lies the Body of Lewis Galdy, Esquire ; who departed this life at Port Royal, the 22nd December, 1736, aged 80 years. He was born at Montpellier in France, but left that country for his religion, and came to settle in this island ; where he was swallowed up in the great earthquake in the year 1692 ; and, by the providence of God, was, by another shock, thrown into the sea, and miraculously saved by swimming, until a boat took him up. He lived many years after in great reputation, beloved by...
Page 560 - ... place limits to the operations of force, it has naturally no boundary but that in which force terminates — the destruction of the life against which the force is directed.
Page 237 - Every valley has its rivulet, and every hill its cascade. In one point of view, where the rocks overhang the ocean, no less than eight transparent waterfalls are beheld in the same moment. Those only who have been long at sea, can judge of the emotion which is felt by the thirsty voyager at so enchanting a prospect.
Page 214 - And we do further publish and declare, that all children of any of our natural-born subjects of England to be born in Jamaica shall from their respective births be reputed to be, and shall be, free denizens of England, and shall have the same privileges, to all intents and purposes, as our free-born subjects of England...
Page 119 - The night is their chief time of proceeding ; but if it rains by day, they do not fail to profit by the occasion ; and they continue to move forward in their slow uniform manner.
Page 10 - This state of the weather commonly continues with little variation from the beginning of June, until the middle of August...
Page 156 - Bovadilla kill me when he robbed me and my brother of our dearly purchased gold, and sent us to Spain in chains without trial, crime, or shadow of misconduct ? These chains are all the treasures I have, and they shall be buried with me, if I chance to have a coffin or grave; for I would have the remembrance of so unjust an action perish with me, and, for the glory of the Spanish name, be eternally forgotten.
Page 526 - ... them in the woods for fo long a time as the fervice required, and the facility with which the Maroons eluded their purfuit, ordered...
Page 21 - Sun, and woods of perennial verdure ; of a growth unknown to the frigid clime and lefs vigorous foil of Europe; for what is the oak compared to the cedar or mahogany...

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