State of the Philippine Islands: being an historical, statistical, and descriptive account of that interesting portion of the Indian Archipelago

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T. and J. Allman, 1821 - 306페이지
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209 페이지 - Of little avail would have been the valor and constancy with which Legaspi and his worthy companions overcame the natives of the islands, if the apostolic zeal of the missionaries had not seconded their exertions, and aided to consolidate the enterprise. The latter were the real conquerors; they who without any other arms than their virtues, gained over the good will of the islanders, caused the Spanish name to be beloved, and gave the king, as it were by a miracle, two millions more of submissive...
193 페이지 - It is in fact common enough to see a hairdresser or a lackey converted into a governor; a sailor or a deserter transformed into a district magistrate, collector, or military commander of a populous province, without any other counsellor than his own crude understanding, or any other guide than his passion.
66 페이지 - America whose merchants are forbidden to avail themselves of their advantageous situation; and that, as a special favour only are they allowed to send their effects to Mexico, once a year, but under the following restrictions. It is a necessary condition that every shipper shall be a member of the Board of Trade, and therein entitled to a vote, which supposes a residence of some years in the country, besides the possession of property of his own, to the amount of 8,000 dollars.
117 페이지 - The spadix is then cut a little way from its root (base), and the liquor which pours out is received in pots of .earthenware, in bamboos, or other vessels. The Gomuti palm is fit to yield toddy when nine or ten years old, and continues to yield it for two years, at the average rate of three quarts a day. " When newly drawn the liquor is clear, and in taste resembles fresh must. In a very short time it becomes turbid, whitish, and somewhat acid, and quickly runs into the vinous fermentation, acquiring...
58 페이지 - Hindustan, they only acquire estimation in the interior, when wanted to supply the place of the latter or in cases of accidental scarcity. In a word, the only manufactured articles annually exported from the Philippine Islands are 8 or 12,000 pieces of light sail cloth, 200,000 Ibs.
176 페이지 - ... and sold. But as this does not happen with the branch of country wines, of which the stock usually exceeds the demand, and as the bonga also is not susceptible of this improvement owing to the small place it occupies among the other resources of the revenue, no other means are left than to add to the duties of export on silver, and of import on foreign merchandise a percentage equivalent to the deficiency not laid on tobacco, unless it should be deemed more advisable to levy a sumptuary contribution...
194 페이지 - ... from the yardarm to the seat of justice, deciding, in the first instance, on the honour, lives and property of a hundred thousand persons, and haughtily exacting the homage and incense of the spiritual ministers of the towns under his jurisdiction, as well as of the parish curates, respectable for their acquirements and benevolence; and who, in their own native places, would possibly have rejected as a servant the very man whom in the Philippines they are compelled to court, and obey as a...
7 페이지 - Philippines are peopled is beyond doubt Malayan, and the same that is observed in Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and the other islands of this immense archipelago. The Philippine Indians, very different from the Malabars, whose features possess great regularity, sweetness, and even beauty, only resemble the latter in colour, although they excel them in stature and the good proportion of their limbs. The local population of the capital, in consequence of its continual communication with the Chinese and other...
157 페이지 - ... restrictions, constituting the very essence of a monopoly, he would in all probability gladly pay much more than the tax in question, all the doubts arising on this point will entirely disappear. Finally, considered in its true light, we shall not find in the measure above described anything more than a very trifling discount required of the proprietor from the price at which he sells his bonga, and which, as already noticed, ultimately falls on the consumer alone. The moderate estimate I have...
216 페이지 - Divine worship celebrated with pomp and splendour; regularity in the streets, and even luxury in the houses and dress; schools of the first rudiments in all the towns, and the inhabitants well versed in the art of writing. We shall see there causeways raised, bridges of good architecture built, and, in short, all the measures of good government and police, in the greatest part of the country, carried into effect; yet the whole is due to the exertions, apostolic labours, and pure patriotism of the...

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