The History of Jamaica. Or, General Survey of the Antient and Modern State of that Island:: With Reflections on Its Situation, Settlements, Inhabitants, Climate, Products, Commerce, Laws, and Government. In Three Volumes. Illustrated with Copper Plates..

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T. Lowndes, in Fleet-Street., 1774 - Jamaica
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Page 220 - The birds their quire apply ; airs, vernal airs, Breathing the smell of field and grove, attune The trembling leaves, while universal Pan, Knit with the Graces and the Hours in dance, Led on the eternal Spring.
Page 220 - If true, here only, and of delicious taste : Betwixt them lawns, or level downs, and flocks Grazing the tender herb, were interposed ; Or palmy hillock, or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spread her store, Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose...
Page 478 - In fome ftarv'd hackny fonneteer, or me? But let a Lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens ! how the ftyle refines ! Before his facred name flies ev'ry fault, And each exalted ftanza teems with thought I The vulgar thus through imitation err; As oft...
Page 479 - Were there all harmony, all virtue here: That never air or ocean felt the wind, That never passion discomposed the mind: But all subsists by elemental strife; And passions are the elements of life.
Page 220 - Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose : Another side, umbrageous grots and caves Of cool...
Page 541 - Or ounce, or tiger, hog, or bearded goat, All other parts remaining as they were ; And they (so perfect is their misery) Not once perceive their foul disfigurement, But boast themselves more comely than before, And all their friends and native home forget, To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty.
Page 92 - ... down it comes, From the rude mountain, and the mossy wild, Tumbling through rocks abrupt, and sounding far; Then o'er the sanded valley floating spreads...
Page 541 - The express resemblance of the gods, is changed Into some brutish form of wolf or bear, Or ounce or tiger, hog, or bearded goat, All other parts remaining as they were.
Page 334 - Cudjoe, that it was found expedient to ftrengthen the colony againft them by two regiments of regular troops, which were afterwards formed into independent companies, and employed, with other hired parties, and the whole body of militia, in their reduction. In the year 1734, Captain Stoddart...
Page 416 - ... with such gambols and frolics, among the younger part of the company, that the loss which occasioned them is often more than supplied by the consequences of that night.

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