The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies, Volume 2

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James Humphreys, 1806

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Page 205 - Where this is the case in any part of the world, those who are free, are by far the most proud and jealous of their freedom. Freedom is to them not only an enjoyment, but a kind of rank and privilege.
Page 175 - But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
Page 206 - ... those who are free are by far the most proud and jealous of their freedom. Freedom is to them not only an enjoyment, but a kind of rank and privilege. Not seeing there that freedom, as in countries where it is a common blessing, and as broad and general as the air, may be united with much abject toil, with great misery, with all the exterior of servitude, liberty looks, among them, like something that is more noble and liberal.
Page 367 - ... forcibly separated from his wife and children, dragged to public auction, purchased by a stranger, and perhaps sent to terminate his miserable existence in the mines of Mexico; excluded for ever from the light of heaven! and all this without any crime or imprudence on his part, real or pretended. He is punished because his master is unfortunate.
Page 34 - the prohibition was extended also to the mother country: and no goods were suffered to be imported into England, or any of its dependencies, in any other than English bottoms ; or in the ships of that European nation of which the merchandize imported was the genuine growth or manufacture. At the restoration the former provisions were continued, by statute 12 Car. II. cl 8. with this very material improvement, that the master and three-fourths of the mariners shall also be English subjects.
Page 206 - The fact is so ; and these people of the southern colonies are much more strongly, and with a higher and more stubborn spirit, attached to liberty, than those to the northward.
Page 231 - The loveliest limbs her form compose, Such as her sister VENUS chose, In FLORENCE, where she's seen ; Both just alike, except the white, No difference, no — none at night, The beauteous dames between.
Page 302 - In the year 1760, when a very formidable insurrection of the Koromantyn or Gold Coast negroes broke out in the parish of St. Mary, and spread through almost every other district of the island, an old...
Page 51 - 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...
Page 30 - ... assurance that your excellency will take such course for the collecting and gathering of the said impost, without any charge, duty or fees, as may be most for the ease of the people of this island. Provided nevertheless, That neither this act, nor any thing therein contained, shall extend or be construed to bar his majesty, or his said...

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