Antigua and the Antiguans: a Full Account of the Colony and Its Inhabitants from the Time of the Caribs to the Present Day, Interspersed with Anecdotes and Legends: Also, an Impartial View of Slavery and the Free Labour Systems; the Statistics of the Island, and Biographical Notices of the Principal Families ...

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Saunders and Otley, 1844

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The most interesting part of the book is the lineage at the end. Please read the book understanding that it is written from a perspective of society during those times.

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Página 99 - Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water.
Página 213 - A Green and silent spot, amid the hills, A small and silent dell! O'er stiller place No singing sky-lark ever poised himself. The hills are heathy, save that swelling slope, Which hath a gay and gorgeous covering on, All golden with the never-bloomless furze, Which now blooms most profusely: but the dell, Bathed by the mist, is fresh and delicate As vernal corn-field...
Página 99 - It was ordained for the mutual society, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity anil adversity.
Página 341 - Esq., sign his name unto and seal and publish the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his Last Will and Testament, and that at the time of the doing thereof he, the said Richard McAllister, was of a sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief...
Página 49 - THOUGH earth has full many a beautiful spot, As a poet or painter might show ; Yet more lovely and beautiful, holy and bright, To the hopes of the heart and the spirit's glad sight, Is the land that no mortal may know. There the crystalline stream, bursting forth from the throne, Flows on, and for ever will flow : Its waves, as they roll, are with melody rife, And its waters are sparkling with beauty and life, In the land which no mortal may know.
Página 341 - Will and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that they did see the...
Página 121 - Holy and pure are the drops that fall When the young bride goes from her father's hall; She goes unto love yet untried and new, She parts from love which hath still been true...
Página 20 - Consider how great a part of our species, in all ages down to this, have been trod under the feet of cruel and capricious tyrants, who would neither hear their cries nor pity their distresses ! Consider slavery, what it is ; how bitter a draught, and how many millions are made to drink of it...
Página 19 - I was placed in a family who judged ignorance the best and only security for obedience. — A little reading and writing I got by unwearied application. — The latter part of my life has been, thro...
Página 266 - It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!

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