The annals of Jamaica, Volume 2

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Page 449 - What shall be admitted and what rejected, at what times, and under what restrictions, must, in case of dispute, be decided in the first instance by their own provincial judicature, subject to the revision and control of the king in council...
Page 446 - Stranger ! Ere thou pass, contemplate this cannon, nor regardless be told That near its base lies deposited the Dust of JOHN BRADSHAW : Who, nobly superior to...
Page 458 - God ! if my course were not stopped by this sea, " I would still go on, to the unknown kingdoms " of the West, preaching the unity of thy holy " name, and putting to the sword the rebellious " nations who worship any other gods than " thee *." Yet this Mahometan Alexander, who sighed for new worlds, was unable to preserve his recent conquests.
Page 460 - Covent Garden, his brother thought they might be of service to him ; but the carpenters finding the wood too hard for their tools, they were laid aside as useless. Soon after Mrs. Gibbons wanting a candle-box, the Doctor called on his cabinet-maker, to make him one of some wood that lay in his garden.
Page 197 - From enthusiasm to imposture, the step is perilous and slippery : the daemon of Socrates affords a memorable instance, how a wise man may deceive himself, how a good man may deceive others, how the conscience may slumber in a mixed and middle state between self-illusion and voluntary fraud.
Page 493 - That this House is anxious for the accomplishment of this purpose at the earliest period that shall be compatible with the well-being of the slaves themselves, with the safety of the colonies, and with a fair and equitable consideration of the interests of private property."] Mr.
Page 444 - Church, but that the same so remain : and that there be a modest and distinct song so used in all parts of the Common Prayers in the Church, that the same may be as plainly understood as if it were read without singing. And yet nevertheless, for the comforting of such as delight in music, it may be permitted, that in the beginning or in the end of...
Page 493 - 2. That, through a determined and persevering, but at the same time judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other classes of His Majesty's subjects.
Page 465 - America, as well as the conquerors of this island, were a part of the English people, in every respect equal to them, and possessed of every right and privilege at the time of their emigration, which the people of England were possessed of, and irrefragably to .that great right of consenting to the laws which should bind them, in all cases...
Page 463 - ... of more than two hundred thousand slaves, it cannot be supposed that we now intend, or ever could have intended, resistance to Great Britain. " That this colony has never, by riots or other violent measures, opposed, or permitted an act of resistance against, any law imposed on us by Great Britain, though always truly sensible of our just rights, and of the pernicious consequences both to the parent and infant state, with which some of them must...

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