European colonies, in various parts of the world: viewed in their social, moral and physical condition

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R. Bentley, 1834 - 462페이지
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250 페이지 - Amazones; and after* the queens have chosen, the rest cast lots for their valentines. This one month they feast, dance, and drink of their wines in abundance, and, the moon being down, they all depart to their own provinces. If they conceive, and be delivered of a son, they return him to the father ; if of a daughter, they nourish it and retain it, and as many as have daughters send unto the begetters a present, all being desirous to increase their own sex and kind...
265 페이지 - The loss of treasure on this occasion was so great as to affect the financial resources of Spain for several years after." • As the wind still steadily increased, I considered it best to get back to the shelter of the house. To enable me to do this conveniently, it was necessary I should creep along the garden bank, which offered some protection against the gale.
266 페이지 - ... precautions that may be employed against its destructive effects. On the day preceding the hurricane, the weather is almost always calm and sultry, and the sea-breeze does not set in at the usual hour, or, perhaps, is not felt at all; the sky is red and hazy, and the horizon surcharged with clouds ; the noise of the surf seems particularly loud and distinct; and thunder, more or less distant, is heard incessantly. At length, the wind begins to blow in shifting gusts, and to lull again; these...
iii 페이지 - European Colonies in various parts of the World, viewed in their Social, Moral, and Physical Condition.
127 페이지 - ... rig of the ship, and its particular character; insomuch that I confidently pronounced it to be my father's ship the Fame, which it afterwards proved to be; though, on comparing notes with my father, I found that our relative position at the time gave our distance from one another very nearly thirty miles, being about seventeen miles beyond the horizon, and some leagues beyond the limit of direct vision.
265 페이지 - Domingo, he foresaw that a fearful storm would shortly arise, and sent to Ovando, the governor of the place, to request that he might be allowed to take refuge in the harbour; but this being refused, he was obliged to stand out to sea, and face the storm. ' What man, without excepting even Job would not have died of despair...
265 페이지 - ... .sent to Ovando, the governor of the place, to request that he might be allowed to take refuge in the harbour ; but this being refused, he was obliged to stand out to sea, and face the storm. ' What man, without excepting even Job, would not have died of despair,' says Columbus, ' to find that, at the crisis when the lives of myself, my son, my brother, and my friends were in danger, I was prohibited from approaching that country and those ports which, under the blessing of God, I had purchased...
286 페이지 - ... and yet are never satisfied, whereas manie have too much, and none enough. But among these simple soules, a fewe clothes serve the naked: weightes and measures are not needful to such as cannot skill of craft and deceite, and have not the use of pestiferous money...
286 페이지 - ... away with the yoke of servitude which they attempt to shake off by all means they may. And surely if they had received our religion, I would think their life most happy of all men, if they might therewith enjoy their ancient liberty.
286 페이지 - ... infinite pains, and commit many unlawful acts, and yet are never satisfied ; whereas many have too much, and none enough. But among these simple souls, a few clothes serve the naked ; weights and measures are not needful to such as...

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