History of the British Colonies: Possessions in the West Indies

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Página viii - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Página 361 - 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...
Página x - 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.
Página 193 - 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...
Página 194 - 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 each year. The Chief Justice is nominated by the Government in England, and has a patent of office under the great seal of the island ; and the Assistant Judges are appointed either by his Majesty's Ministers or by the Governor of the island.
Página 313 - 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.
Página 287 - Vast globular bodies of fire were seen projected from the fiery furnace, and bursting, fell back into it, or over it, on the surrounding bushes, which were instantly set in flames. About four hours from the lava boiling over the crater, it reached the sea, as we could observe from the reflection of the fire, and the electric flashes attending it.
Página 292 - 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.
Página 117 - 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.
Página xiv - It is the sense of this meeting, that the importing of Negroes from their native country and relations by Friends, is not a commendable nor allowed practice, and is therefore censured by this meeting.

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