The History of Barbados: Comprising a Geographical and Statistical Description of the Island; a Sketch of the Historical Events Since the Settlement; and an Account of Its Geology and Natural Productions

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Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848 - Barbados - 722 pages
 

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Page 207 - Councils and the Representatives of the 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 631 - The fan-coral sweeps through the clear, deep sea; And the yellow and scarlet tufts of ocean Are bending like corn on the upland lea: And life, in rare and beautiful forms, Is sporting amid those bowers of stone, And is safe, when the wrathful spirit of storms Has made the top of the wave his own : And when the ship from his fury flies, Where the myriad voices of ocean roar.
Page 40 - Millions of spirits for his fault amerced Of heaven, and from eternal splendours flung For his revolt; yet faithful how they stood, Their glory withered: as when heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks, or mountain pines, With singed top their stately growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath.
Page 57 - August, the tempestuous rage of the wind increased ; the storm, which at one time blew from the north-east, suddenly shifted from that quarter, and burst from the northwest and intermediate points. The upper regions were from this time illuminated by incessant lightning ; but the quivering sheet of blaze was surpassed in brilliancy by the darts of electric fire which were exploded in every direction. At a little after two, the astounding roar of the hurricane, which rushed from the north-west, cannot...
Page 109 - The cardinal principle which lies at the foundation of our educational system is that all the children of the State shall be educated by the State.
Page 244 - To THE MEMORY OF HORATIO LORD VISCOUNT NELSON, KB VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE WHITE, THE PRESERVER OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIES IN A MOMENT OF UNEXAMPLED PERIL; THE HERO, WHOSE VARIOUS AND TRANSCENDENT MERITS, ALIKE CONSPICUOUS IN ADDRESS, DECISION, ACTION AND ACHIEVEMENT THROUGHOUT HIS WHOLE UNPARALLELED CAREER OF GLORY NO POWERS OF LANGUAGE CAN SUFFICIENTLY DELINEATE, THIS STATUE WAS ERECTED BY THE GRATEFUL INHABITANTS OF BARBADOS, ON A SPOT OF GROUND APPROPRIATED TO IT BY A PUBLIC...
Page 57 - The lightning also having ceased, for a few moments only at a time, the blackness in which the town was enveloped was inexpressibly awful ; fiery meteors were presently seen falling from the heavens ; one in particular, of a globular form and a deep red hue, was observed to descend perpendicularly from a vast height.
Page 429 - British vessels and their cargoes shall be admitted to an entry in the ports of the United States from the islands, provinces, or colonies of Great Britain on or near the North American continent and north or east of the United States...
Page 65 - I have observed one pass over Canton River, in which the water ascended like a waterspout at sea, and some of the ships that were moored near its path were suddenly turned round by its influence., After passing over the river, it was observed to strip many trees of their leaves, which, together with the light covering of some of the houses and sheds, it carried up a considerable way into the atmosphere.
Page 49 - ... their roots, deprived of their leaves and branches; and the most luxuriant spring changed in this one night to the dreariest winter. In vain was it to look round for shelter; houses, that from their situation it was to have been imagined would have been in a degree protected, were all flat with the earth, and the miserable owners, if they were so fortunate as to escape with their lives, were left without a covering for themselves and family.

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