Letters from the Bahama Islands: Written in 1823-4

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H.C. Carey and I. Lea, 1827 - 207 pages
 

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Page 2 - An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and...
Page 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 194 - ... Once more upon the waters ! yet once more ! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider. Welcome to their roar! Swift be their guidance, wheresoe'er it lead ! Though the strain'd mast should quiver as a reed.
Page 2 - An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 84 - The indigenous plants and flowers, and flowering shrubs are abundant and beautiful; and, it is said, there are five thousand varieties. I am very fond of the mignonette tree; it bears pale yellow and green flowers, and has the most powerful and delicious fragrance. The acacia is very different from that of the same name with us; the flower is a little, round, yellow ball, about the size of a chestnut, looks like a tuft of fringe, and is filled with a yellow powder and has a sweet perfume.
Page 85 - Arabian jasmine, are seen in every direction, and grow wild among the rocks. Groves of the oleander are very common, and, prized as they are with you, are thought almost vulgar here, as well as the beautiful south-sea rose. The mutable rose is a native of this climate ; the bignonia bears a yellow trumpet flower; the blue passion flower, which hides its head...
Page 85 - Barbadoes' pride. The coral tree is very curious : the flower looks like a bunch of red, cut coral, and grows at the top of the branch distinct from any leaves ; the stem, which is five or six inches long, stands perfectly erect, and though beautiful, it is ungraceful. The coral vine bears a blossom of the same colour and shape, and runs in wild profusion over all the stone walls and hedges, but has no odour.
Page 96 - ... He has about three acres cleared, and about four acres cut down, making in all about seven acres, and a crop this year. His neighbors tell me that he has had a crop on the place every year since he took the land. This can be proved by good witnesses. His neighbors also tell me that he has fulfilled to the very letter of the law, and I have no doubt of that statement.
Page 66 - James — and when I entered the room, I stood still a moment to enjoy the novelty of the scene. The ladies were seated on side benches, and the profusion of flowers and feathers, and the gay dresses, and the splendour of the light, and the freshness of the...
Page 109 - ... modestly attributed to their wisdom, more than to his own, the prosperous and tranquil state of the colony, and kindly invoked for them the blessings of peace and union, and the approbation of " His most gracious Majesty, King George the Fourth.

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